Equinet Activities

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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, […]
February 20, 2019

Equinet Calendar 2018

January 8, 2019
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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.
December 19, 2018

Equality in the Classroom: Equality Bodies and Gender Equality in Education

This Equinet report has been prepared by the Gender Equality Working Group with the aim to help equality bodies and other institutions to better understand the […]
December 7, 2018
Being Black in the EU - Tena Šimonović Einwalter speaking

Equinet on the Move: Equality Body representation at European level

There have been a range of important events taking place at in Brussels over the past few weeks, focusing on democracy in the EU, being black in Europe, legal developments at EU level and tackling discrimination against Muslims in the EU. Equinet was there, representing the expert voice of equality bodies to advance equality in Europe.
November 22, 2018

Not on Our Watch! Equality Bodies fighting Hate Speech

On 19-21 November, the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the National Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) co-organised a two-and-a-half-day seminar to build the individual […]
October 29, 2018
Tackling Ageism and Discrimination (2011)

Equinet contribution to Ageing Equal campaign

On 1 October 2018, the International Day of Older Persons, a 70 day-campaign on Ageing was launched by AGE Platform Europe together with the support of partner organisations. Equinet contributed to the campaign by writing an article authored by Tamás Kádár, our Head of Legal and Policy team, focusing on intergenerational solidarity and how ageism is experienced by both young and old people.