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Members' Bulletins

Members’ Bulletin #3 – Internal Network Updates [20 March 2015]

Members’ Bulletin 3 – Internal Developments

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External publications

Being Trans in the EU – Comparative analysis of the EU LGBT survey data

This 2014 report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) examines issues of equal treatment and discrimination on two grounds, namely sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Project library

Lithuania: Awareness raising campaign about the personal nature of online racist abuse

Racism, misogyny and homophobia may be rife on the internet where people are hidden away behind a screen and a keyboard, but as this video from the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LŽTS) shows, it takes on a whole different meaning when spoken out loud.

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Newsbook

Equinet Newsbook March 2015

New Equinet publications covering topics such as the European Disability Strategy, the EU 2020 Strategy, positive action measures, institutional architecture and harassment; Gender Equality in focus; European Week against Racism and Discrimination 2015 and more

The March 2015 Newsbook is available here.

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Newsbook

Equinet Newsbook January 2015

Equinet highlights for 2015, Gender Equality conference, main updates on EU level

The January 2015 Newsbook is available here.

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Newsletters

Newsletters

This section includes PDF versions of Equinet’s internal and external newsletters:

The Members’ Bulletin, which is sent twice a month to Equinet Members. It summarises Equinet internal updates and latest EU and international Developments.

The Newsbook, which is sent once a month to our external subscribers and members. It includes latest Equinet’s updates and relevant EU developments.

The Spotlight on Equality Bodies summarises lastest Equinet’s members’ activities. It is sent every three months to our external subscribers and members.

If you do not receive these newsletters, you can send an email to Jessica Machacova, Equinet Project Officer (jessica.machacova@equineteurope.org).

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Members' Bulletins

Members’ Bulletin #2 – EU & International Developments [04 March 2015]

MB2 March 2015 – EU Developments

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Members' Bulletins

Members’ Bulletin #1 – Internal Network Updates [18 February 2015]

MB1 Feb 2015 – Internal Developments

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External publications

Le sexisme dans le monde du travail, entre déni et réalité

Rapport du Conseil supérieur de l’égalité professionnelle entre les femmes et les hommes n°2015-01 publié le 6 mars 2015.

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Equinet

Equinet request to provide short examples of case work and research supporting the need for the EU ‘horizontal directive’

Dear Equinet Members,

Equinet is currently in contact with the European Commission, the European Parliament and various European networks of NGOs concerning the so-called ‘horizontal directive’ (the Directive proposed by the Commission in 2008 and currently in front of the Council, that would ensure equal treatment in areas outside employment on the grounds of age, disability, religion and belief and sexual orientation). As you might have heard or seen in recent Equinet communications and other news, there seem to be some positive and encouraging developments regarding the directive proposal.

In connection with this, for various upcoming meetings, we would like to ask you to provide us with material of the following kind that support the case for the adoption of the directive:

  • Cases on the grounds and in the areas of the horizontal directive that can be used to show the importance of introducing EU legislation in the field (e.g. touching examples/stories that show why the Directive is absolutely indispensable and how it can change people’s lives). Examples can include cases that you’ve dealt with but also complaints that you received but could not deal with due to the lack of legislation covering the area in your country.
  • Research on the economic benefits of equal treatment legislation in order to counter the argument of disproportionate costs.

Due to the quick developments on this issue, we would be grateful if you could send Ilaria Volpe (ilaria.volpe@equineteurope.org) and Tamas Kadar (tamas.kadar@equineteurope.org) any examples at your earliest convenience (they do not at all have to be lengthy case descriptions, just one paragraph setting out the key problem), possibly before this Wednesday 11th March 2015. We apologise for the short notice, the reason for which is that one of the first meetings where we could use such material takes place already on Thursday 12th March 2015.