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May 12, 2020
The Equinet Secretariat filled out the questionnaire, focusing on equality as a fundamental value, on which the EU is built. It noted that the rule of law, equality and fundamental rights are parallel values, thus failing to guarantee one will harm the others as well. sing the European Commission’s 2018 Recommendation on Standards for Equality Bodies as a backdrop, Equinet’s submission concentrated on how rule of law breaches may affect these standards, namely the independence, effectiveness, resources, mandate and national institutional architecture for equality.
May 4, 2020
Equinet was contacted by the Commission owing to the unique expertise and insight equality bodies offer on the equality and non-discrimination issues raised by COVID-19.
April 22, 2020
The European Institutions are in a moment of transition. There is new leadership and new personnel in place after the elections to the European Parliament and […]
February 27, 2020
On the first week of March, the European Commission will release its new Gender Equality Strategy. Equinet warmly welcomes this initiative, since it is extremely important […]
December 20, 2019
We need strong voices for equal treatment in everyday life and in the workplace. And we have many of them: but in Germany and elsewhere, they […]
November 28, 2019
This Equinet Paper looks at the legal frameworks governing the issue of violence against women, and how equality bodies can contribute to and best engage with these frameworks. It gathers examples of good practice by equality bodies, focusing on: promotional activities, surveys, recommendations, trainings and cooperation. It also highlights cases from equality bodies dealing with gender-based harassment, violence and hate speech.
November 12, 2019
Last week, Deputy Director Tamás Kádár represented Equinet at two Council of the EU meetings working on Fundamental Rights. Independent governmental bodies for the promotion & […]
November 8, 2019
Equinet and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights organised a roundtable and conference on #AfterMeToo and the role and potential of equality bodies designing and implementing policies to eradicate sexual harassment.
November 5, 2019
Equinet Working Groups Much of Equinet’s work takes place in thematic working groups, which bring together expert staff from equality bodies across Europe to share experience […]