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STRATEGIC PLAN 2019-2022

Development of the new Equinet Strategic Plan 2019-2022

This year marks the final year of Equinet’s current Strategic Plan that has guided the work of the Network since 2015. Therefore, in 2018 the Executive Board has embarked on the journey towards proposing and delivering a new Strategic Plan for our European Network for the period 2019-2022.

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Albania: Annual Report

The Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD) exercises its mandate in accordance with law no.10221, dated 04.02.2010 “On Protection from Discrimination” and has therefore established his long-term vision on the changes it intends to achieve by focusing on the respect of this law and other relevant legislation, as well as enforcing the tangible human rights.

In this regard, the vision of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination is: “Living in a society where the principle of equality, opportunities and equal chances are promoted”.

During the year 2017, the activity of the CPD was guided by the legislation in force and the recommendations of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania, given on the activity of the CPD for 2017.

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Better education key to breaking Roma poverty cycle

Young Roma remain trapped in a vicious poverty cycle linked to poor education and job prospects, finds a new report from the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA).

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Health4LGBTI: Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

LGBTI people continue to experience stigma and discrimination combined with social isolation and limited understanding, leading to significant barriers in terms of accessing health and social care services. These experiences can translate into a risk of depression, suicide and self‐harm, violence, substance misuse and HIV infection.

Implemented between March 2016 and March 2018, the aim of this pilot project was to improve our understanding of how best to reduce specific health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. It focused on overlapping inequalities stemming from discrimination and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. age, status, income).

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Europe must do more to protect women with disabilities

EESC: The EU must fight against and outlaw all gender – and disability-based discrimination affecting some 40 million women in Europe

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Change, Hope and Justice

Change, Hope & Justice is EAPN’s latest handbook which aims to strengthen members’ capacity to act against poverty and Human Rights violations. It is hoped that the Handbook will inspire organisations – but also Governments, National Human Rights Institutes and Equality Bodies, & public, private and not-for-profit service providers – to include Human Rights as the basis and aim of their work, as a new lens to look at poverty.

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Gender segregation in education and the labour market

Gender segregation in education and the labour market is one of the outstanding challenges to achieve equality for women and men. In the EU, gender segregation in tertiary education is most pronounced in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), where men are over-represented, whereas women are over-represented in education, health, welfare, humanities and the arts (EIGE, 2017).

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NCPE Malta: Annual Report 2017

The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) Annual Report highlights the hard work of the Commission throughout 2017 for the enhancement of equal treatment in various sectors of society. Substantial progress has been registered. Various initiatives were undertaken to safeguard equality on the basis of the grounds covered by NCPE’s remit ranging from the investigation of complaints of cases of alleged discrimination; awareness raising; dissemination of information on rights and responsibilities and empowerment; the provision of input and contributions to policies and other documents through research; the training given to different stakeholders; monitoring the implementation of gender mainstreaming; as well as an active contribution in relation to equality in the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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Women with low skills have fewer opportunities in the EU labour market

Today’s job market is constantly increasing requirements on competencies across all sectors. This poses a major challenge for the 64 million women and men with low levels of education in Member States. They are more often unemployed or completely out of the labour market, compared to people with middle and high levels of education.

Women with low qualifications find it especially hard to access jobs with decent pay. Only 42 % of low qualified women are employed and almost half of these work in a precarious job. These are some of the findings from a new study on gender, skills and precarious work from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) released in May.

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UK-Great Britain: Help and advice on tackling prejudice-based bullying in schools

Bullying is widespread and can have harmful effects on children and young people’s attainment, ambition, emotional wellbeing and health.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published new help and advice on tackling prejudice-based bullying in schools by recording, reviewing and responding to data.