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Individuals News

Access to toilets key to independence for disabled people

Michael Holden, MBE, whose cases were supported by the Equality Commission

Improving access to politics and public life for disabled people

Supported by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Service Providers News

Carrickfergus Photonics Company signs up to ECNI STEM Charter

Latest company to sign up to the Equality Commission's STEM Charter is YELO

Change, challenge and uncertainty - a toxic mix for some employees

Article by Chief Commissioner Geraldine McGahey

View from the chair: Face coverings and the law

Article by Chief Commissioner Geraldine McGahey

Delivering Equality News

Hate Crime: policy priorities and recommendations

Hate Crime: policy priorities and recommendations

Whilst we recognise and welcome the steps already taken by a range of stakeholders to tackle hate crime, it is clear that stronger measures, including reform of the hate crime legislation, are needed to tackle the persistent and growing problem of hate crime against a range of equality groups in Northern Ireland.
We call for prompt action by the NI Executive, the Department for Justice, criminal justice agencies, and others, to address our recommendations, so as ensure a more robust, co-ordinated and effective policy response.



Blog article: Women and participation in public life

The need to increase diversity in government public appointments.