#EqualityforAll in Serbia: New Project Launches to Improve Government and Court Action to Protect the Most Vulnerable

In February, the Equal Rights Trust and its partners in Serbia, Praxis and the Sandžak Committee for Human Rights and Freedoms launched a project which will protect highly vulnerable persons subject to discrimination and disadvantage. The project builds on the success of our previous work in Serbia which, among other things, developed an equality movement supporting 75 key civil society activists and the local media. Now, we will enhance our call for #EqualityforAll and expand to regions of Serbia where action on non-discrimination is limited.

Equal Rights Trust seeks trustees to join international board

The Equal Rights Trust exists to advance equality worldwide. We work with civil society, lawyers, journalists, experts and activists in more than 40 countries around the world to combat discrimination and promote equality. We pursue our objectives through advocacy, litigation, development of resources, and movement building.

The Trust is seeking new trustees with relevant skills and expertise to join our Board of Trustees and help us to achieve our objectives. This is an opportunity for those with an interest in combating discrimination to join the organisation at an exciting time in its development.

We would particularly welcome individuals with expertise in the following specific areas, to complement and strengthen the work of our existing Board:

New Equal Rights Trust reports expose widespread ethnic and religious discrimination in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

On 20 and 21 December, the Equal Rights Trust launched three new comprehensive reports examining discrimination and inequality in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Published as these three countries mark the 25th year of their independence, the reports provide unprecedented insights into discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, political opinion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other grounds in states where little has previously been reported on such issues.

Report provides unprecedented insight into discrimination in Russia based on analysis of more than 200 cases

On Wednesday 5 October 2016, the Equal Rights Trust launched Justice or Complicity? LGBT Rights and the Russian Courts, the first ever study of the practice of the courts in Russia in cases relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

Equal Rights Trust develops knowledge on statelessness, sustainable development and the law

On Wednesday 7 September the Equal Rights Trust will take part in Advocates for International Development’s (A4ID) Rule of Law Knowledge Group to provide lawyers and others an introduction to statelessness as a conceptual tool and to highlight its connections with sustainable development and human rights.  

During the Group session, Legal and Programmes Officer at the Trust, Jade Glenister, will join speakers Chris Nash, Director and co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness and Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.

Opportunity - MENA Region Legal Research Fellowship

We are seeking an Arabic speaking Legal Fellow, with an interest in equality issues and knowledge of international human rights law, to gain experience of researchadvocacy and litigation in the area of equality and non-discrimination.

The Fellowship is offered for a 3-6 month period (which may be extended). Fellows will receive a stipend of £2000 (three months) or £4,000 (six months). We are looking for a Fellow who is available to start in September 2016 or sooner.

The Fellow will be involved in certain key aspects of the Trust’s work related to the MENA region, such as: