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
May 17, 2018
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International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) 2018

Each year on 17 May, the international community celebrates the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). While it is a day of celebration of the vast diversity of people's sexualities, gender identities and sex characteristics, and of the legal and social advances concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the past two decades, it is also a day to raise awareness on existing widespread discrimination and violence in many countries. As in previous years, this article explains the importance of IDAHOT, the highlights of this day and the contribution of equality bodies to the advancement of equality and non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity to date.
May 14, 2018

Rainbow Europe 2018 is a wake-up call for anyone who cares about LGBTI equality

The 2018 Rainbow Europe package, launched by ILGA-Europe on 14 May, provides real evidence that progress on LGBTI equality law and policy is slowing down in Europe.
October 19, 2017
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Equality Bodies contributing to the List of Actions to Advance LGBTI Equality

New Equinet Factsheet The European Commission List of Actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI equality is a welcome policy tool available at EU level and it is essential […]
June 20, 2014

Equinet Training Event on LGBTI issues

On 17-18 June 2014 in Stockholm, Equinet, with the support and hosting of the Swedish Equality Ombudsman, organised a training event on LGBTI issues.