April 3, 2020

Will actions finally speak louder than words in a Union of Equality?

Evaluating the Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 By Julia Konowrocka, Policy & Communication Assistant at Equinet Three weeks ago, the European Commission released a Gender Equality Strategy, […]
April 1, 2020

ECRI’s Report on Germany

By Niklas Hofmann from the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA) in Germany Things had been planned very differently, but that’s the way it goes in the age […]
March 30, 2020

No crisis can undermine the fundamental value of equality

I am writing this post as Chair of the Executive Board of Equinet, but also as Deputy Ombudswoman of Croatia, and as a woman and a mother, in these challenging times of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
November 5, 2019

Quo vadis EU equality legislation – Equinet addressing the EU Council of Ministers

Luxembourg, 24 October 2019. Equinet addresses the EU’s Council of Ministers responsible for employment and social policies for the first time, providing inputs to their discussions on EU equality legislation.
July 8, 2019

Why will European Equality Bodies be represented at the UN High Level Political Forum?

New York, 8 July 2019. It has been four years since the U.N. released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious plan for global change divided in 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Every year, the progress made by governments to achieve the SDGs is closely monitored at the UN High Level Political Forum
April 1, 2020

ECRI’s Report on Germany

By Niklas Hofmann from the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA) in Germany Things had been planned very differently, but that’s the way it goes in the age […]
February 27, 2020

Policy Brief on the future Gender Equality Strategy

On the first week of March, the European Commission will release its new Gender Equality Strategy. Equinet warmly welcomes this initiative, since it is extremely important […]
December 20, 2019

Ahead of the Germany Presidency: What next for the future of European Anti-Discrimination legislation?

We need strong voices for equal treatment in everyday life and in the workplace. And we have many of them: but in Germany and elsewhere, they […]
November 28, 2019

Tackling Violence against Women and Gender-Based Violence: Equality Bodies’ Contribution

This Equinet Paper looks at the legal frameworks governing the issue of violence against women, and how equality bodies can contribute to and best engage with these frameworks. It gathers examples of good practice by equality bodies, focusing on: promotional activities, surveys, recommendations, trainings and cooperation. It also highlights cases from equality bodies dealing with gender-based harassment, violence and hate speech.
November 12, 2019

Equinet speaking in the Council of the EU

Last week, Deputy Director Tamás Kádár represented Equinet at two Council of the EU meetings working on Fundamental Rights. Independent governmental bodies for the promotion & […]
November 8, 2019

Two years after #MeToo, what next? Equality bodies combatting sexual harassment at work

Equinet and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights organised a roundtable and conference on #AfterMeToo and the role and potential of equality bodies designing and implementing policies to eradicate sexual harassment.
November 5, 2019

Equinet Working Group Moderators

Equinet Working Groups Much of Equinet’s work takes place in thematic working groups, which bring together expert staff from equality bodies across Europe to share experience […]
October 31, 2019

Safer Spaces Policy for Equinet Events

October 28, 2019

Equinet General Assembly votes at AGM 2019

On 23 October, representatives of European equality bodies met in Brussels to adopt the 2020 Workplan, extend our membership and elect a new Executive Board. Workplan […]