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The Equality Commission's ‘Statement on Key Inequalities in Housing and Communities in Northern Ireland; highlights our assessment of inequalities and differences in housing experiences faced by equality groups across the Section 75 equality categories in NI.

It reports key differences in the equality outcomes, and where possible the barriers, faced by equality groups in NI, for the period 2007 to 2015.

UK's exit from the European Union

UK's exit from the European Union


Equality and good relations are priority issues which should be protected and advanced as the UK exits from the European Union.



The Independent Mechanism for Northern Ireland (IMNI) have produced a working paper, containing Northern Ireland specific detail.  This paper will raise awareness of key issues in Northern Ireland and drive action by Government and others to address identified shortfall, thereby advancing the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Northern Ireland.

Download the NI 'Parallel' Jurisdictional Report Working Paper (pdf, Aug 2017) and the UK Independent Mechanism's submission to the UN Committee on the UK's implementation of UNCRPD(pdf, July 2017)
Equality Awareness Surveys

Equality Awareness Surveys

Our latest Equality Awareness Surveys reveals the social attitudes and perceptions of equality in Northern Ireland and provides comparisons on attitudinal change.

Programme for Government & Budget

The Equality Commission has set out its recommendations in relation to the next Programme for Government

BREXIT: Our recommendations
Protecting and advancing equality and good relations as UK exits EU.

International Mechanisms
Commission reponse to UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty & human rights (pdf) - NEW

Equality Awareness Surveys
Social attitudes and perceptions of equality in NI and comparisons on attitudinal change.


Section 75 and Formal Investigations
Learn more about our Section 75 investigation procedure, formal investigations, and completed investigations.

Pregnancy/Maternity investigation
The Commission conducted a formal investigation into the treatment of pregnant workers & mothers in NI workplaces.


Our Legal Work
See how we decide to which cases to support and how we review the law.

Gaps in equality law - NI / GB 
Learn more about the widening gaps between equality law here and elsewhere in the UK.

Policy & Research

Participation in Public Life
See our statement on key inequalities in public life in NI

See our statement highlighting our assessment of key inequalities and differences in employment in NI

Housing & Communities
See our statement on key inequalities in housing and communities in NI and our draft policy recommendations

See our statement highlighting educational challenges in NI and our policy priorities and recommendations