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Donate to our #Together4Equality Campaign and help us to support equality defenders

Today, the Equal Rights Trust launches #Together4Equality – a fundraising campaign which aims to enhance and accelerate its work for equality defenders around the world.

 

The Equal Rights Trust invites you to join us to celebrate the Bob Hepple Equality Award 2018 on Thursday 4 October 2018. The Award recognises the outstanding contributions of proponents of equality, with a particular focus on those who promote the comprehensive approach to equality which drives our work at the Trust. This year we are celebrating legal victories in the field of equality.

Bob Hepple Equality Award wInner 2018: Shahla Ismayil

Join our Board of Trustees

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

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