The Value of Research
We place a high value on research and its impact on advancing equality. Our research enhances the discourse on equality and builds the evidence base on discriminatory practices. When backed with substantive evidence, our advocacy, litigation and supporting equality movement programmes are delivered effectively. Our research equips equality activists with the necessary tools to expose discrimination and hold state and non-state actors to account.
A Collaborative Effort
Our approach to developing resources is collaborative. At international and regional levels
we consult with thought leaders from academic, legal, governmental and non-governmental spheres to develop resources. At the national level, we work with local partners to assess patterns of discrimination in their countries and to develop an analysis of the country's legal and policy framework on equality.
Our Tools to Advance Equality
Declaration of Principles on Equality:
The result of a collaboration of international equality experts, the Declaration represents best practice principles on equality and non-discrimination to further the promotion of equality as a fundamental human right. Initially signed by 128 experts from around the world in 2008, it has since been endorsed by many more.
Taking a context-specific approach, our country reports provide a first-time analysis of discrimination faced by individuals on many different grounds. Each publication outlines discrimination faced in the given country on grounds ranging from: age, disability, ethnicity, gender, health, political opinion, religion, sexual orientation and other status.
After featuring a comprehensive critique of the country's legal and policy framework related to equality, they make recommendations to the government to improve its framework in line with international best practice. View and download country reports
The Equal Rights Review:
Our interdisciplinary journal, published bi-annually from 2008 - 2016, is an encounter between legal, philosophical, sociological, and other social science discourses. Each journal focuses on a particular theme and brings together analytical articles, testimony, interviews with experts and other materials related to equality and non-discrimination.
Alongside our research, our Virtual Library on Equality
stores almost 1200 useful resources intended for litigators, researchers, activists and the wider equality community so that work is effectively disseminated to ensure greater cohesion in advancing equality. The advanced library search
allows visitors to search the array of documents by specific category, country, source and date. Explore the Virtual Library
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