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Moldova

Council on Preventing and Eliminating Discrimination and Ensuring Equality

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Georgia

Public Defender (Ombudsman)

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Spain

Institute of Women and for Equal Opportunities

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Members' Publications

Great Britain: Asylum seekers in Britain unable to access healthcare

Cost and fears about how they will be treated, or consequences for their immigration status, are preventing people seeking or refused asylum from using health services, a new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found, prompting a call for greater separation of the immigration and healthcare systems.

Their new research explores the experiences of people who are or have been in the asylum process in Britain, as well as engaging with healthcare professionals and analysing existing research.

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Members' Publications

Ireland: HateTrack – Tracking and Monitoring Racist Hate Speech Online

The HateTrack Project is an experimental, exploratory research project that combines social, scientific and computational methods to understand online racist speech in the Irish context. The project used insights from civil society and experts in the field of race, racism and hate speech to build a computational tool that harvests and classifies Facebook and Twitter posts in terms of their probability to contain racially-loaded toxic contents.

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External publications

Working with Roma: Participation and empowerment of local communities

This report presents the main insights gained during the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s project on local engagement for Roma inclusion, which explores how to best involve Roma in integration efforts at the local level. Bringing together local authorities and residents, especially Roma, it investigated what aspects work, which ones do not, and why this is the case.

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External publications

Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the European Union 2007-2017

This report published by the European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides an overview of data on antisemitism as recorded by international organisations and by official and unofficial sources in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States, based on their own definitions and categorisations.

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External publications

Guidance note on the practical application of Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia

28 November 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the EU Framework on combating racism & xenophobia. On the occasion of its 10-year anniversary, a guidance note on the practical application of the EU Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia has been adopted by the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance.

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Equality Bodies

Social media campaign highlighting good practices on combating violence against women

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign starting on 25 November, the International Day to End Violence against Women. The members of the Gender Equality Working Group and the Project on Violence Against Women discussed ways in which Equinet could be involved in this initative. The members decided to launch a social media campaign that will highlight good practices from different equality bodies on ways to tackle violence against women.

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Europe

International Day to End violence against Women

25 November 2018 was the International Day to End Violence against Women. Ahead of this day, numerous statements, initiatives and campaigns were launched by European institutions and organistions as well as civil society organisations. To emphasize the work of equality bodies on this particular topic, Equinet launched a social media campaign which will be ungoing during the international ”16 Days of Activism” campaign, starting on 25 November. Different posts will highlight good practices on combating violence against women from various equality bodies. Find more information about the Equinet campaign here.