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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:

Our Legal Work


Supported Cases
Read more about the legal case decisions and settlements we have supported.

See how we decide which cases to support, how we review the law and carry out investigations>

Brexit - our recommendations
Protecting and advancing equality & good relations as UK exits EU.

International Mechanisms
How we use international bodies to support our work.



Public Opinion Survey

Read the findings of our latest public opinion survey carried out by Ipsos MORI in January 2019.

Key Inequalities Statement
See our statement on Key Inequalities in Public Life in NI.

S75 and Formal Investigations
See our Section 75 investigation procedure, formal investigations and completed investigations.

Programme for Government


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

Gender Equality

See our policy priorities for advancing gender equality. 

Racial Equality

We have identified priority areas requiring immediate action.

Monitoring Report No 29 -
Our latest Monitoring Report profiles NI's workforce by community background and sex.