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Equinet

#Metoo highlights urgent need to tackle sexual harassment

In the report Harassment on the basis of Gender and Sexual Harassment (2014), national equality bodies flag the need to build a culture of rights to ensure that the rights we have on paper according to EU and national law become a reality on the ground.

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Cluster - Quasi-judicial bodies

1st Meeting of the Cluster

Members of the Equinet secretariat and seven members of the Equinet cluster on Quasi-Judicial Functions were hosted by the Bulgarian Commission for the Protection from Discrimination in Sofia on 31 May 2017. The purpose of the visit was to observe the procedures of the Bulgarian Commission, which has one of the most formal quasi-judicial procedures within Equinet’s membership.

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Cluster - Quasi-judicial bodies

2nd Meeting of the Cluster

Members of the Equinet secretariat and seven members of the Equinet cluster on Quasi-Judicial Functions will hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights in Utrecht on 29 November 2017. The purpose of the visit was to observe the procedures of the Netherlands Institute.

To register here: https://form.jotform.com/72973145114960

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Meet the National Equality Bodies (#MeetNEBs)

UK: Equality and Human Rights Commission

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

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External publications

European Parliament adopts Report on fighting anti-Gypsyism

The European Parliament adopted the Report on fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration in the EU: fighting anti-Gypsyism on 11 October 2017.

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Equinet

EDF, IDA, OHCHR and Equinet co-organise technical workshop on UNCRPD

On 17th and 18th October 2017, the UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR), the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the European Disability Forum (EDF) and Equinet co-organised a technical workshop on engaging with the UNCRPD Committee.

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Equinet

Standards for Equality Bodies presented to Member State representatives

The Equinet network, and in particular its work on standards for equality bodies, was presented to Member State representatives this week, at the European Commission’s High Level Group on Non-discrimination, Equality and Diversity.

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Equinet

Equinet kicks off 10th anniversary week with conference on #BrexitEquality

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End of a fruitful dialogue? Impact of Brexit on Equality and Anti-Discrimination in the EU and UK, 9 October, Brussels
End of a fruitful dialogue? Impact of Brexit on Equality and Anti-Discrimination in the EU and UK, 9 October, Brussels

Press Release

MEP Claude Moraes and Evelyn Collins, former Equinet Chair and Chief Executive of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, launched a joint press release on the occasion of the event.


Press Release Brexit 09.10

They express their concern about what will happen to equality laws in the UK after it exits the EU, and recall the need to mainstream the issues of equality and non-discrimination throughout the Brexit negotiation talks.

For more information

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Meet the National Equality Bodies (#MeetNEBs)

UK: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Our colleagues at the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland are the next members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.

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Executive Board

Equinet Executive Board 2017-2019

The elected Executive Board is responsible for the overall management of the network and constitutes the strategic leadership of Equinet.