Equality Bodies at Work

April 16, 2021

Albania: Update in the Law on Protection from Discrimination

The Albanian Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination is glad to share the Law No. 10 221 dated 4.2.2010 “On Protection from Discrimination”, as amended by the Law […]
April 9, 2021

David against Goliath: Why the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men filed a criminal complaint against Twitter

Warning: this blog article mentions instances of sexual violence which could be triggering or disturbing for some readers.   The Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, the […]
February 26, 2021

Ireland: Government’s Blurred Lines on COVID Emergency Powers Exposed in New Research

New research published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has found that the Government has persistently blurred the boundary between legal requirements and public […]
February 25, 2021

Belgium: No major progress in the lives of persons with disabilities

On December 3, 2019, International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Unia launched a survey to let people with disabilities have their say on ten major themes. […]
February 24, 2021

Belgium: Unia takes a stand for getting along together, even in times of corona crisis

The corona crisis that is gripping our country has fuelled mutual distrust among citizens. “We notice that there is a strong tendency to look for culprits […]
February 24, 2021

Intellectual disability and school inclusion: Belgium again condemned by the European Committee of Social Rights

Three years after Belgium was condemned for failing to guarantee the right to inclusive education in the Flemish Community for children with intellectual disabilities, the European Committee of […]
January 13, 2021

Combating “Anti-LGBT” resolutions in Poland: Stories from behind the scenes

On 27 March 2019 a municipality in Poland (Świdnik) adopted a declaration to be free from a so-called “LGBT ideology”. The document, mostly chaotic and to […]
January 12, 2021
Republic of Slovenia - Advocate of the Principle of Equality

Slovenia: Discrimination in calculation of business performance bonus

The Advocate of the Principle of Equality (Equality Body) of the Republic of Slovenia found that considering the absences of an employee when calculating the value […]
January 11, 2021

Belgium: Criminal complaint against Twitter for non-consensual nudity

The Belgian Institute for the equality of women and men has filed a criminal complaint against Twitter. The social media platform refused to take down nude […]