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Between 2 May and 9 June 2017, researchers at Western University and the Belgian Institute for equality of women and men, in cooperation with its partners, conducted a national online survey on the impact of domestic violence on work, workers and in workplaces.
Approximately 28% of respondents reported having experienced domestic violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime (33.7% of women and 14.9% of men reported experiencing domestic violence in their life time.)

 

Almost one in eight people in Ireland report that they have experienced discrimination over the preceding two years. A new study which draws on a large, nationally representative survey taken from CSO data of responses from 15,000 adults has found that discrimination is felt acutely among specific groups, as outlined below.

New research entitled “Who experiences discrimination in Ireland? Evidence from the QNHS Equality Modules” published jointly by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) examines people’s experiences of discrimination at work, in recruitment and in accessing public services (education, transport, health, other public services) and private services (housing, banks/insurance companies, shops/pubs/restaurants).

 

In October 2017 the Equality and Human Rights Commission published its new Measurement Framework. The framework is a tool for monitoring progress towards greater equality and fulfilment of human rights in Great Britain.

 

1 in 5 people in Croatia have been discriminated against at least once in the last five years, most frequently in employment and health care. However, 68% of them did not seek help, as they thought that this would not change their situation or that it would worsen. These are some of the results of the "Survey on Attitudes and Level of Awareness on Forms of Discrimination“, which the Office of the Ombudswoman presented on 11 September 2017 in the European House.

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published a strategy setting out what needs to change and who needs to take action to reduce gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps.

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a 5 point plan on how Britain can keep and strengthen its status as a world leader on equality and human rights after they leave the European Union. The plan covers: (1) protecting parliamentary sovereignty over the UK’s equality and human rights legal framework (2) keeping the UK’s equality and human rights legal framework as they leave the European Union (3) making sure the UK is a global leader on equality and human rights (4) protecting the UK’s equality and human rights infrastructure (5) promoting the UK as an open and fair place to live and do business.

 

As health and social care budgets are slashed, disabled people’s right to independent living is being continually eroded, the UK’s equality and human rights bodies have said.
The warning comes ahead of a UN examination of the UK’s track record on disabled people’s rights on 23-24 August, which will be attended by Equinet members ECNI and the EHRC, amongst others.

 

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights published its Annual Report 2016 on its own and deputies’ activities.

 

The National Centre for Human Rights recently published its report on "The observance of Human Rights including the principle of equal treatment in the Slovak Republic for the year 2016".

 

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Fouad Belkacem, the leader and spokesperson of the radical Muslim organization Sharia4Belgium. His Youtube videos calling for viewers to overpower non-Muslims and fight them, cannot be considered as freedom of expression. This decision is welcomed by Unia: in the past, Unia has filed complaints at the Antwerp Criminal Court against Sharia4Belgium on multiple occasions.

 

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