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Blog: Improving representation in public life

Blog: Improving representation in public life
Blog by Chris Jenkins, Senior Policy Officer, Equality Commission NI

Writing in his latest blog, Chris Jenkins, Senior Policy Officer, looks at the Equality Commission's work around participation in public life which looks to analyse and identify opportunities to make NI public appointments more reflective of the community they serve.   

"The roles need to be accessible to people regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. 

Having a mix of people in public life from different backgrounds, including those protected by equality laws, will improve decision-making and outcomes. 

We want the NI Executive renew efforts to
  • increase the representation for people with disabilities.  
  • achieve the Executive’s targets for gender equality in board and chair appointments.  
  • improve data collection across equality grounds, especially for ethnic minorities."

Read more about underrepresentation in public life in Northern Ireland in the full blog article


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