The Equal Rights Trust has two positions available to join our Senior Management team as Head of Legal and Programmes and Head of Operations (part-time).

Head of Legal and Programmes:

Joanna Whiteman, Co-director of the Equal Rights Trust, has decided to step down from her role at this stage in the Trust’s journey and will be leaving, after seven years, on 31 July 2019. Looking forward, the Board of Trustees has decided to appoint Jim Fitzgerald as sole Director, leading the implementation of our five year strategy.

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

The Equal Rights Trust celebrates the recognition of Huda Al-Sarari – a Yemeni human rights defender who has played a pivotal role in exposing secret prisons and detention sites operated by foreign governments in Yemen – as one of three Aurora Humanitarians, one of whom will be named the Aurora Prize Laureate in October 2019.

European Committee of Social Rights finds Bulgarian family allowances laws discriminatory  

Today, the Equal Rights Trust launches Equality in Practice: Implementing Serbia’s Equality LawsThe result of both desk-based research and extensive field research, including focus groups, community consultation meetings and 57 one-to-one interviews, the study evaluates the effectiveness of the current legal and policy framework on equality in Se

Today, the Equal Rights Trust launches its new report Sifting the Grain: 6,000 Testimonies of Discrimination and Inequality from Yemen, which presents an analysis of extensive field research on discrimina­tion, inequality and other human rights abuses conducted in Yemen by eleven field research teams between 2015 and 2017 and analysed by Yemeni researchers in 2018.

Today, 20 December 2018, the Equal Rights Trust launches A Past Still Present: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in EgyptCombining testimony from survivors of discrimination with extensive desk-based research, the report provides, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the rights to equality and non-discrimination in Egypt.

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