April 16, 2024

Gender Equality and Climate Change Mitigation: How Can the Two Go Hand in Hand?

Introduction Gender equality and climate change mitigation are two of the most pressing global challenges of our time. While these issues may seem unrelated on the […]
May 31, 2023

Intersectionality: Just another tool to fight discrimination?

Introduction As a queer woman of color, my identity is linked to intersectionality and intersectional discrimination. I am proud to have different layers in my identity […]
December 7, 2022
Hands reaching for the stars

Towards a new gold standard for Equality Bodies – and equal societies?

Read Tamás Kádár's first reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies
November 3, 2022

Dutch Childcare Allowance Scandal: The importance of investigation powers

What is the childcare allowance scandal? The kinderopvangtoeslag (childcare allowance) is a benefit provided by the Dutch state through a special department of the tax authority […]
August 5, 2022
Mariam Rechchad

Youth at the table: mainstreaming youth voices in policy-making

Mariam Rechchad shares her passion for Standards for Equality Bodies, and her experience at the European Commission's youth policy dialogue on “Equality Bodies that work for all us”.
June 7, 2022
Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Emotions for the general public I like series. No, wait. I love series. I love how they snuggled into our day-to-day lives silently through the years. […]
May 6, 2022
Lady Justice holding balance

… The one with the reasonable accommodation measures

The CJEU decided last February on the case HR Rail. This case focused on reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and granted the Court yet another […]
April 29, 2022

Inclusion for the win: European Capitals of Inclusion & Diversity Award

What does it mean to live in Europe today?  While the answers are many and complex, our plurality and common experiences hint at a common purpose: […]
February 3, 2022

The European Year of Youth: How to rally champions for inclusion

By Equinet staff Is there light at the end of the tunnel? After campaigning for rails in 2021, the European Commission and Parliament designated 2022 as […]
May 31, 2024

The Cypriot Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights ensuring the rights of people with disabilities

Equality Bodies can use their recommendation powers to promote reasonable accommodations and prevent disadvantages from happening, ensuring full equality for all. After 30 years working at […]
April 24, 2024

The Czech Public Defender of Rights promoting LGBTQI+ equality and inclusion

  Equality Bodies that have a mandate to tackle discrimination based on the grounds of gender identity, sex characteristics and gender expression can better address the […]
April 16, 2024

Gender Equality and Climate Change Mitigation: How Can the Two Go Hand in Hand?

Introduction Gender equality and climate change mitigation are two of the most pressing global challenges of our time. While these issues may seem unrelated on the […]
March 25, 2024

UNIA, The Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities, in Belgium guaranteeing an equal green transition

Policies that counter climate change must include an equality dimension to avoid exacerbating existing inequalities. Equality Bodies ensure that the green transition is fully inclusive and […]
February 26, 2024

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency in Germany ensuring gender equality in the workplace

Equality Bodies play a crucial role in achieving equal pay in Europe. Pay transparency is an essential tool to tackle the gender pay gap and ensure […]
February 26, 2024

The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights ensuring an equality-compliant use of AI

Artificial Intelligence is increasingly used in a variety of aspects of our everyday lives. Equinet and Equality Bodies are at the forefront of investigating the apparent […]
January 11, 2024

The Advocate of the Principle of Equality in Slovenia promoting equal access to healthcare

  Equality Bodies can ensure equal access to healthcare facilities and treatments, which guarantees that no one is excluded from enjoying their fundamental right to a […]
December 5, 2022

Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies

Equinet’s latest publication Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies draws from the experience and expertise of Equality Bodies in […]
November 3, 2022

Dutch Childcare Allowance Scandal: The importance of investigation powers

What is the childcare allowance scandal? The kinderopvangtoeslag (childcare allowance) is a benefit provided by the Dutch state through a special department of the tax authority […]