Equality Bodies at Work

October 12, 2018

Developing a national barometer of prejudice and discrimination in Britain

This is the first national survey of prejudice in Britain for over a decade. It measures prejudice and discrimination experienced by people with a wide range of protected characteristics. The aim of this report is to demonstrate the value of using a national survey of this type to measure people’s experiences of prejudice in Britain, as well as people’s attitudes towards others. It also aims to set a benchmark for future surveys.
October 8, 2018

Northern Ireland: Annual Report

The nineteenth Annual Report of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, was laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly and the House of Commons on 5 September 2018. The Commission has also published a review summarising the report, which describes the range and impact of the Commission’s work twenty years after the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement made the focus on equality one of its central tenets.
October 1, 2018

Ireland: State Must be Held to Account on Compliance with UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The State must be held to account on its approach to the rights of persons with disabilities, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) stated on 1 October. The Commission made the call as it launches a nation-wide campaign for people with disabilities to serve on the first ever statutory advisory committee in Ireland to support monitoring of Ireland’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Furthermore, new IHREC/ESRI Research Shows People with Disabilities Much More Likely to Experience Discrimination.
September 25, 2018

Czech Republic: Report on the protection against discrimination 2017

The Public Defender of Rights in Czech Republic has published a Summary Report on the protection against discrimination in 2017.
September 21, 2018

Slovakia: Report on the Observance of Human Rights including the Principle of Equal Treatment

The Slovak National Centre for Human Rights' Report on the Observance of Human Rights including the Principle of Equal Treatment for the Year 2017 has now been translated into English giving you the opportunity to look closely into the current human rights situation in Slovakia.
September 14, 2018

Equality bodies – a European phenomenon

Tamás Kádár, Head of our Policy and Legal Team, outlines the importance of equality bodies for the September 2018 edition of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, looking at their development and potential, as well as the opportunities and challenges they face.
September 12, 2018

Talking about human rights: how to identify and engage a range of audiences

The Equality and Human Rights Commission commissioned research to help them understand public attitudes to human rights and to specific human rights issues, and inform their work to promote understanding of the importance of human rights. The research has focused in particular on gaining a more detailed picture of people with mixed views on human rights – a group identified in previous research – and their values and motivations to support human rights. This is a summary of the key findings and recommendations for talking to the public about human rights.
July 23, 2018

Albania: Annual Report

The Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination has undertaken a series of activities and measures based on its fields of competences: Providing qualified assistance to victims of […]
July 16, 2018

Gender segregation in education and the labour market

Gender segregation in education and the labour market is one of the outstanding challenges to achieve equality for women and men. In the EU, gender segregation in tertiary education is most pronounced in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), where men are over-represented, whereas women are over-represented in education, health, welfare, humanities and the arts (EIGE, 2017).