April 3, 2020

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

Three weeks ago, the European Commission released a Gender Equality Strategy, presented by the first ever Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli.
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 2, 2019
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Key Learnings on Narrative Building and Story Telling

Diversity is Tasty! Someone should do something – YOU are someone! Everyone deserves love! Hate is easy. Try harder! One under the sun! As champions of equality and defenders of […]
February 21, 2019
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Equinet Events 2018

BUILDING CAPACITY AND PEER SUPPORT OF EQUALITY BODIES Providing and facilitating peer support and sharing expertise for the staff of equality bodies are key factors in […]
February 21, 2019

Training: Engaging with the UNCRPD Committee and Disabled Persons’ Organisations

What is Article 33(2)? The 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities the Convention (hereafter “the Convention”) and its Optional Protocol are the […]
February 21, 2019

Equality Bodies countering Ethnic Profiling: Lessons Learned

In November 2018, a first of its kind event co-organized with the Open Society Justice Initiative, brought together more than 30 Equality Bodies from across Europe […]
February 21, 2019

Seminar – Tackling discrimination and ensuring protection for carers in Europe

On 17-18 October, the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Commission co-organised a one-and-a-half-day seminar on supporting persons experiencing discriminatory dismissal, in cooperation […]
February 21, 2019

Equinet Seminar – Tackling Age Discrimination against Young People

This one-and-a-half-day seminar was co-organized with the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and brought together national equality bodies working on issues related to equality and age/intersectional discrimination […]
February 20, 2019

Conference on Poverty and Discrimination: Two sides of the same coin

Equinet and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) co-organised a conference on poverty and discrimination. This conference aimed to review the links between poverty […]
February 20, 2019

Reclaiming the debate on human rights

Watch the seminar here. Joint Statement A joint statement was published by the organisers who committed to improving their public communication to successfully promote and protect […]
February 20, 2019

8 March: International Women’s Day 2018

8 March is International Women’s Day and is generally marked by a more prominent focus on gender equality issues. In order to make information more accessible, […]