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Equinet attended the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), in Warsaw, Poland.

 

Date: 08-09.11.2018 (following Equinet’s Annual General Meeting)
Location: Brussels
This one-and-a-half-day seminar is co-organized with the Open Society Justice Initiative to bring together national equality bodies and selected expert speakers to discuss equality bodies’ role in countering ethnic profiling.

 

Location: Rome, Italy

On 19-21 November, the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the National Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) will co-organise a two-and-a-half-day seminar to build the individual capacity of equality bodies’ staff members to deal with hate speech both on and off line. The seminar will focus on understanding the phenomenon of hate speech, as well as looking at how equality bodies can manage and prevent hate speech.

 

On 17-18 October, the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Commission co-organised a one-and-a-half-day seminar on supporting persons experiencing discriminatory dismissal, in cooperation with stakeholders such as labour inspectorates.

 

Tamás Kádár, Head of our Policy and Legal Team, outlines the importance of equality bodies for the September 2018 edition of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, looking at their development and potential, as well as the opportunities and challenges they face.

 

Equinet Events 2018

September 10th 2018

Equinet has a busy year ahead! Here is a list of the main events that we’ll be organising this year.

Further highlights of the main Equinet activities, as based on the 2018 Work Plan, can be found below.

 

Location: Riga, Latvia

On 3-4 October 2018, the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) and the European Network of Equality Bodies’ (Equinet) host a training event for equality bodies and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on the Engagement of the article 33(2) Independent Monitoring Mechanisms (IMMs) with the UNCRPD Committee and Disabled Persons’ Organisations (DPOs).

The aim of the training session is to increase and support strategic capacity of equality bodies and NHRIs to engage with the UNCRPD Committee and DPOs.

 

The General Assembly of Equinet Members will meet for the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Brussels, Belgium on 7 November, and bring together heads and senior management representatives from all Equinet member and observer national equality bodies.

 

This one-and-a-half-day seminar was co-organized with the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and brought together national equality bodies working on issues related to equality and age/intersectional discrimination against young people and Youth Forum member organisations. The seminar was hosted by the Advocate of the Principle of Equality.

 

According to a 2015 Eurobarometer survey, around 12% of people in Europe consider themselves at risk of discrimination. In fact, any person in Europe could potentially fall victim to this injustice, write Birgit Van Hout from the regional representative for Europe of the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and Tena Šimonović Einwalter from Equinet.

 

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