January 17, 2022

The path to persuasion: “Be credible. Be clear. Be captivating”

On December 1-2, 2021, Equinet hosted a training to help communication experts from equality bodies countering hate speech on- as well as offline.  The training approached […]
November 29, 2021
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Accessibility of polling stations is at discretion of states, says European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights clarifies scope of positive obligations of national governments to ensure full accessibility to persons with disabilities
November 3, 2021
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Statutory limits of the anti-discrimination protection before Czech courts

The Czech Public Defender of Rights has mapped anti-discrimination case law of courts in civil proceedings in the period from 2015 to 2019. Apart from statistical data, they have analysed in particular compensation for intangible damage and sharing of burden of proof.
September 29, 2021
Blog Post: Call for Joint Action Exposing and tackling ageism together.

Call for Joint Action: Exposing and tackling ageism together

Ahead of the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) on 1 October, the call for an international legal instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of older persons is getting louder. The IDOP is an excellent opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older persons make to society, the harms of ageism – stereotyping, prejudice, and/or discrimination of individuals or groups based on their age –  and to raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing in today’s society.
May 10, 2021

Why we need to REVEAL – Views on Racism & Data Collection in Europe

Equality data can be collected by means of surveys, censuses, administrative processes (e.g., employment data), complaints data or research, among other sources. Within these sources, any piece of information or set of values, whether qualitative or quantitative, that is useful for describing and analysing the state of equality can be referred to as equality data. Moreover, personal information connected to certain characteristics such as race or ethnic origin are considered sensitive data, and therefore it is more severely protected requiring the data subject’s informed consent.
April 29, 2021
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Equality has no age limit: young people deserve better!

Ageism is based on negative perceptions of, attitudes and stereotypes towards people based on their age. While it affects the individual that is being discriminated against, and it also perpetuates the very stereotypes and attitudes it is based on. In this post, we’ll turn the spotlight on young people, examining the main challenges they face, while also outlining some suggestions on how policymakers, youth organisations and equality bodies can support change.
April 9, 2021

David against Goliath: Why the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men filed a criminal complaint against Twitter

Warning: this blog article mentions instances of sexual violence which could be triggering or disturbing for some readers.   The Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, the […]
March 19, 2021

Towards stronger equality bodies for an equal Europe?

The Commission report on the application of Council Directive 2000/43/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin (‘the Racial Equality Directive’) and of Council Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (‘the Employment Equality Directive’) ovides a rare institutional analysis of the state of play on equality in Europe today and the effectiveness of existing legislation and this is or at least can be a key milestone in the EU’s journey towards equality.
January 28, 2021

Historic, Ambitious and A Great Signal for Equality Bodies: Discussing the first-ever EU LGBTIQ Strategy

On 11 November 2020, the European Commission adopted the first-ever LGBTIQ Strategy. Following the List of Actions for Advancing LGBTI Equality (2015-19), the Strategy is a long-awaited document which holds a stronger political value.  This […]
January 20, 2022

Webinar: The potential of equality bodies getting involved in the United Nations work on ageing

This webinar will is aimed at equality body staff responsible for working on age discrimination. It will provide tools to engage more effectively with the UN […]
December 14, 2021

Conference: Promoting equality mainstreaming in policymaking

This online conference held on 19 November 2021 provided an opportunity for national equality bodies to discuss with relevant actors on how they can cooperate and […]
December 7, 2021

Litigating for Equality: Join our AI Legal Clinic for Equality Bodies!

Equality Bodies are invited to participate in a novel, capacity-building opportunity on AI which builds upon the knowledge base created by our first training in April and […]
November 10, 2021

Conference: Tackling Institutional Racism – The potential of equality bodies

On 9 December, Equinet hosts an online conference to discuss the potential of equality bodies in tackling institutional racism. We look forward to your participation!
September 23, 2021
Building Equal Cities: Promoting Equality and Addressing Discrimination at the Local Level. 25-26 October 2021

Building Equal Cities: Promoting Equality and Addressing Discrimination at the Local Level

Building Equal Cities: An Equinet Conference on Promoting Equality and Addressing Discrimination at the Local Level Date: 25 – 26 October, 2021 Time: 10:00-12:15 CET Registrations […]
September 10, 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, […]
August 31, 2021
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Filling the gaps in Equality Legislation in the EU Member States: Online Discussion

Date: 7 September 2021 Time: 10.00-13.00 CET ARDI ( European Parliament Anti-racism and Diversity Intergroup), the Spanish Alliance for an Equal Treatment Law, Fundacion de Secretariado Gitano […]
July 15, 2021

Call for Trainer(s): Persuasive Writing & Tackling Hate Speech toward Equality Bodies

As part of our work to strengthen the capacity of national equality bodies, Equinet is organising a training to support equality body staff in their communication […]
July 7, 2021

Virtual seminar: The role of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the work of Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions

Together with the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) […]