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Equinet Conference: Investing in Equality

Equinet Conference: Investing in Equality

This conference is convened to address the challenges to equality, discuss European-level solutions and identify the role equality bodies can play in these. It targets equality bodies, European institutions, international organisations, national authorities and civil society working on equality.
This conference is organized the day after a Townhall Discussion, organised with the UN Human Rights, Regional Office for Europe (OHCHR), on the (...)

Equinet Seminar - Tackling Age Discrimination against Young People

Equinet Seminar - Tackling Age Discrimination against Young People

This one-and-a-half-day seminar is co-organized with the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and will bring together national equality bodies working on issues related to equality and age/intersectional discrimination against young people and Youth Forum member organisations. The seminar is hosted by the Advocate of the Principle of Equality.
When: 27th - 28th June 2018 Where: Ljubljana, Slovenia Registration Deadline: 21 May 2018
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Equinet, European Network of Equality Bodies, brings together 46 organizations from 34 European countries, which are empowered to counteract discrimination as national equality bodies across a range of grounds including age, disability, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. Read more about us…

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Handshaking: Conflicts between Religion and Gender Equality

The Swedish Equality Ombudsman recently investigated and delivered her opinion in two cases concerning demands to shake hands in the working life. The employers involved in both cases had denied (male) applicants jobs when the applicants had declared that, according to their interpretation of Islam, they could not shake hands with persons of the opposite sex.

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