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 […]
October 7, 2022

“Where is my place?” Life stories of victims of discrimination in the Republic of Moldova

“Where is my place?” is the central question of the concept for the video spot, presenting two life stories of a woman and a man, victims of […]
October 12, 2021
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Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 – Promoting Equality

About the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 took place on 11-12 October 2021, with sessions live-streamed from Vienna, Strasbourg, Geneva, Warsaw, Ljubljana, […]
November 16, 2020

Equality Bodies working on the rights and discriminations faced by Trans and Intersex Persons

During the past years, equality bodies all over Europe have increased their efforts to protect the rights of transgender persons, and are lately intensifying also the […]
November 12, 2019

Poster Exhibition: Equality Bodies Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Poster exhibition highlighting examples of the work of equality bodies to tackle sexual harassment
July 9, 2019

Declaration on the Role of Equality Bodies: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Equality and non-discrimination are deeply embedded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
February 20, 2019

Save the Date: Disability and Europe’s Labour Market – Conference of European Ombudspersons

October 25, 2018
Priest/Judge/Police officer/Child rights specialist/Mother/Friend, when you‘re blaming a woman suffering from violence – you‘re supporting the perpetrator

Lithuania: New public service ad “Palaikyk” brings victim blaming into public discussion

“Blaming the victim means supporting the offender”, says the posters all around Vilnius, Kaunas and other Lithuanian cities. "Palaikyk" ("Support") is the name of a new public service ad by the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson. The campaign strives to inspire the society to support women who open up about the experience of abuse and violence.