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How is our work influencing life in Northern Ireland and delivering equality? Learn more about our policy, legal and research work.

Addressing inequality

Learn more about our policy, legal, investigations and
research work and discover how it influences life
and work in Northern Ireland.

Select an issue you are interested in:

Your Rights after Brexit


EU Map

The Equality Commission has new powers to monitor, advise, enforce and report on commitments made by the UK Government.  Read more about our role in protecting your post Brexit equality rights


Our Legal Work

Read how we decide which which legal cases to support and see examples of previous legal decisions and settlements

Consultation responses


NI Budget 2023-24
Read our recommendations on proposed Departmental Budget allocations for 2023-24

Recent responses (pdfs):

Public Opinion Survey 
Read the findings of our latest public opinion survey (Social Market Research, May 2023)

Measuring Equality in NI
We have developed a new monitoring framework for Measuring Equality 

Recent statements


Our policy priorities for specific equality grounds are available on the menu bar below.

Equality Data
There is a lack of data disaggregation in relation to some equality grounds, such as ethnicity, disability and gender.  We continue to call for the Executive, Departments and other public bodies to address gaps in government data