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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.


Education and the imbalance in educational outcomes is an
important issue for the Commission. We are also interested
in the equality aspects of teacher training.

Select an option below:

Our Legal Work

Supported Cases

Every year we deal with complaints of discrimination in the field of education. Read about our legal cases in our decisions and settlements archive

Consultation Responses
Read our responses to consultations in the education sector

Education Services

Good practice and the law

Northern Ireland has anti-discrimination laws that protect people in education. For further information see our section for education service providers:
 - Schools
 - Further & Higher Education
 - Vocational Training

Policy News

Covid-19 and Education- New
Covid-19 has the potential to exacerbate existing educational inequalities, both for children now and over their lifecycle. Read our recommendations

Key Inequalities in Education
New final statement highlights educational challenges in NI.

Sharing in Education
Read the Equality Commission's comment on publication of Shared Education Report and read our key recommendations