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European Pillar of Social Rights – Toward a more equal and social Europe?

On Wednesday 26 April, the European Commission launched its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Commission has also put forward a number of legislative and non-legislative initiatives related to work-life balance, the information of workers, access to social protection and working time.

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Members' Publications

Great Britain: Being disabled in Britain – a journey less equal

Being disabled in Britain is a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. It builds on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, Is Britain Fairer?.

The report includes chapters on six areas of life, including education, work, health, justice and participation in politics, looking at where there has been progress and where there are still serious issues to be tackled. It also looks at the experiences of those with different impairments and how these impact on people’s life chances.

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Meet the National Equality Bodies (#MeetNEBs)

The Netherlands: Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

Our colleagues at the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights are the next members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.

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External publications

Populism – How strong are Europe’s checks and balances?

As nationalist and xenophobic parties make gains in a growing number of countries, challenging elites and exploiting public anxieties over migration, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has invited Council of Europe member states to take a serious look in the mirror and take the lead in building trusted institutions and inclusive societies able to withstand populist assaults.

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Members' Publications

Slovak National Centre for Human Rights Annual Report 2016

The Slovak National Centre for Human Rights has released a report of its 2016 activities.

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Equality Bodies

Greek Ombudsman requests legal recognition of gender identity, while respecting the rights of transgender people

The Ombudsman calls for immediate adoption of swift, transparent, accessible procedures for the change of identity card and other identification documents of transgender people.

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Meet the National Equality Bodies (#MeetNEBs)

Finland: Non-Discrimination Ombudsman

Our colleagues at the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman in Finland are the next members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.