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The Trust is seeking new trustees with relevant skills and expertise to join our international Board of Trustees and help us to achieve our objectives. You will play an important role in helping us to realise our new five-year strategy, which was launch in April 2018.

 

Do you know of somebody who has made a significant contribution to combating discrimination or advancing equality, but who has not yet received the credit they deserve? If so, please nominate them for the fourth annual Bob Hepple Equality Award.

 

Today, the Equal Rights Trust launches From Night to Darker Night: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Yemen. This report – conceived before the outbreak of the current conflict in Yemen, but completed in its shadow – exposes the disproportionate impact which the conflict has had on those exposed to discrimination.

 

Do you know of somebody who has made a significant contribution to combating discrimination or advancing equality, but who has not yet received the credit they deserve? If so, please nominate them for the fourth annual Bob Hepple Equality Award.

On Friday 11 May, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the CERD Committee) called on Kyrgyzstan to adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination law, acting on a recommendation made by the Equal Rights Trust, on behalf of our partners, the Kyrgyzstani Coalition for Equality.

The Equal Rights Trust is proud to launch our new five-year strategy in which we espouse our vision for an equal world. It is a challenging time in the struggle for equality, with many equality defenders facing a shrinking civic space and rising intolerance. However, it is also a time of opportunity. More countries are adopting comprehensive anti-discrimination laws and social movements for equality, such as the recent #MeToo campaign, are having an impact.

This week, the Equal Rights Trust has issued its legal analysis of the Draft Law of the Republic of Armenia “On Ensuring Equality”

 Pakistani equality and human rights defender, Asma Jahangir, has died

 

London, 12 February

On 20 November 2017 – Universal Children’s Day – the Equal Rights Trust launched Learning InEquality: Using Equality Law to Tackle Barriers to Primary Education for Out-Of-School Children. The global report fills an important gap in existing research, by analysing how both current and past patterns of discrimination lead to children of primary school age being out of school.

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