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 […]
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
sign showing a 'step free route' for wheelchair users

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
Scales of justice with the Czech flag in the background

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.
July 18, 2022

Equinet leadership update: Chair of Executive Board retires, new Chair elected

In late June, Laurence Bond has announced his plan to retire in the Autumn as the Director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) […]
May 24, 2022
Ukrainian flag

The war on Ukraine and its impact on equality in Europe: Three months on

In the face of war, upholding the principle of equality is as challenging as it is essential. The aggression of the Russian Federation initiated against Ukraine […]
April 21, 2022

10 Keys to effectively communicating human rights

How can we effectively communicate around human rights and equality?  Equinet has teamed up with human rights and equality institutions from across Europe to give you […]
March 22, 2022
L to r: Miha Lobnik, Valerie Fontaine, Robert Gajda,, Lars Arrhenius, Rhoda Garland, Rainer Hiltunen, Silvia Porubanova. Missing in photo: Tena Simonovic Einwalter and Laurence Bond

New Executive Board meets for first time in Brussels

Elected at the Equinet AGM in November 2021 and following a first fruitful online meeting kicking off their mandate in mid-December, the new Equinet Executive Board […]
February 28, 2022

Building bridges for equality: Equinet Chair’s Visit to Brussels

Equinet Chair Laurence Bond recently visited Brussels to meet with Commissioner Helena Dalli and other key stakeholders to discuss upcoming legislation on standards for equality bodies […]
December 16, 2021

Joint statement in support of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia

Equinet, the European Network of National Human Rights Institutes (ENNHRI), the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) have […]
November 9, 2021

Equinet General Assembly votes at AGM 2021

On 9 November, the General Assembly of Equinet members met for its second meeting of the year. Bringing together the heads of equality bodies from across […]
September 27, 2021

Call for Proposals: Strategic Planning & Evaluation

Equinet is currently seeking a consultant (firm or individual) to assist its Executive Board and Secretariat in assessing the current state and functioning of the Network and supporting the development of a new Strategic Plan in line with […]
July 7, 2021

Protected: Equinet Governance 2021: EAM, AGM, Board Elections

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