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
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 21, 2019

Slovakia: Racism & Xenophobia amongst young people

Background We engaged 1 322 pupils and students (21 elementary and secondary schools) in the age of 11 – 19 years. The analysis focused on attitude of young people towards religious groups (Christians, atheists, Muslims, Jews), racial groups and ethnic […]
February 21, 2019

Luxembourg: Recruitment without Discrimination

The principle of equal treatment should be in place for every candidate applying for a job in any given company. This short guide informs people about: […]
February 21, 2019

Latvia: Summary of Annual Report 2017

The summary covers the areas of: Children Rights Civil and Political Rights Social, Economic and Culture Rights Compliance with the Principle of Good Governance Information of […]
February 20, 2019

Recent updates from the Office of the Ombudswoman, Croatia

There have been two new developments related to the work of the Office of the Ombudswoman in Croatia. Firstly, as a result of the intervention of […]
February 20, 2019

Great Britain: One and a half million more children in poverty by 2022

The report, which looks at the impact reforms from 2010 to 2018 will have on various groups across society in 2021 to 2022, suggests children will […]
February 20, 2019

IGLYO launches LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index and Report

Building upon previous research, such as the IGLYO 2013 survey on the impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying on education and employment, Council of Europe 2016 […]
February 20, 2019

Belgian Diversity Barometer: Education

January 8, 2019

Extending the Agenda. Equality Bodies addressing Hate Speech

Hate speech and hate crime are growing and damaging phenomena across Europe. This is recognised in the work of the European Commission and of the Council of Europe. European standards for equality bodies recommend that their mandate be extended to include hate speech. Few equality bodies have an explicit mandate on hate speech, many have, however, interpreted their mandate to include hate speech. This situation can leave them lacking the competences and resources required to make an impact.