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No progress in curbing racial discrimination in the European labour market

Despite anti-discrimination laws, ethnic and religious minorities and migrants continue to face racial discrimination when looking for a job and in the workplace, according to a new report by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). Women of colour are disproportionately affected, as a result of the intersection of race, gender and class.

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Equinet

POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

Dublin, 22 March 2018: Today, Equinet – European Network of Equality Bodies and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission are hosting the conference Poverty and discrimination: two sides of the same coin in Dublin.

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Europe

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

As millions remain exposed to racism, equality bodies must be strengthened, say heads of European human rights institutions on International Anti-Racism Day

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Europe

Reclaiming the debate on human rights

A high level event “Beyond jargon: reframing our communication on human rights” was organised on 6 March 2018 on the margins of the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Organised by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, EU Fundamental Rights Agency, ENNHRI and GANHRI, the objective was to discuss what can be done to make human rights popular again and to reclaim the debate in times of increasing populism and scepticism.

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Members' Publications

Great Britain: One and a half million more children in poverty by 2022

This is the final report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) research project looking at the effect of tax, welfare, social security and public spending.

Overall, changes to taxes, benefits, tax credits and Universal Credit (UC) announced since 2010 are regressive, however measured – that is, the largest impacts are felt by those with lower incomes. Those in the bottom two deciles will lose, on average, approximately 10% of net income, with much smaller losses for those higher up the income distribution.

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External publications

Annual Report 2017 on the List of actions to advance LGBTI equality

The European Commission published in December 2015 the List of Actions to Advance LGBTI Equality to move LGBTI equality forward. The Council adopted the first ever conclusions on LGBTI equality in June 2016 requiring the Commission to annually report on the implementation of the list of actions.

This report is the second of these annual reports, identifying the European Commission’s advances in this area.

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Europe

8 March: International Women’s Day 2018

Since 2013, there has been an enhanced focus on gender equality in Equinet’s work following the incorporation of the work of the former Network of Gender Equality Bodies (previously led and facilitated by the European Commission).
As laid out in the Gender Equal Treatment Directives, equality bodies are mandated to promote equality and combat discrimination in relation to gender.