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Unia commissioned a study on equal opportunities in schools in the three communities across Belgium. The Education Diversity Barometer is the latest in a series of three studies, after the Employment (2012) and Housing (2014) Barometers.

 

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland carries out regular equality awareness surveys which look at public attitudes to equality groups, perceptions and support for equality issues, and awareness of equality and anti-discrimination issues, rights and protections. The findings of their 2016 survey on social attitudes and perceptions of equality in Northern Ireland have just been released. The survey follows similar studies in 2005, 2008 and 2011, which allows some comparisons on attitudinal change to be drawn.

 

On the occasion of the Institute’s fifteenth anniversary, a conference and prize-giving ceremony was held, along with the launch of a publication that looks back on the Institute’s origins, sketches out its daily activities and functions and provides a glimpse of the future.

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published “Sexual harassment and the law: Guidance for employers.” Experiencing sexual harassment is one of the most difficult situations a person can face in the workplace. No workplace is immune to sexual harassment and a lack of reported cases does not necessarily mean that they have not occurred. Recent high-profile testimonies and sharing of experiences on social media have highlighted sexual harassment in a range of workplaces, and the real barriers that many experience in reporting it.

 

In Belgium, your origin still largely determines your success in the labour market. That recurring observation is unacceptable for Unia. The third Socioeconomic Monitor has just been published. This report is the result of a two-year cooperation between the Federal Public Service and Unia. The report includes an inventory of the population aged between 18 and 64 and combines data on their origins and migration background with information about their position on the labour market in the period 2008-2014.

 

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.

 

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