Welcome to the Equality Coalition’s website. We are a broad civil society alliance of NGOs and trade unions who aim to promote equality in Northern Ireland. Read more about our work in the About Us section.
LATEST FROM THE EQUALITY COALITION
Manifesto for a Rights Based Return to Power Sharing
More than two years have elapsed since the devolved power sharing institutions provided for under the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) collapsed in Northern Ireland. Additionally, many of the rights based commitments of the peace settlement, including those originally designed as to act as safeguards on the NI Executive and Assembly, remain unimplemented or have been misimplemented. Fresh cross-party talks to restore power sharing have been announced for May 2019.
However, there is little point in restoring the institutions only for them to fail to deliver and collapse again for the same reasons. Conscious of this, the Equality Coalition has developed a ‘Manifesto for a Rights Based Return to Power Sharing’.
Equal to the Task? Investigative powers and effective enforcement of the ‘Section 75’ equality duty
An Equality Coalition Research Report – Jan 2018
Executive Summary – Executive Summary Equal to the Task (Jan 2018)
Full Report – Equal to the Task (Jan 2018)
Draft Equality Scheme Consultations
The Equality Coalition members have written and endorsed the following as a submission to any new draft equality schemes out for consultation in 2016-17.
A Fresh Start for Equality? The Equality Impacts of the Stormont House Agreement on the Two Main Communities
An Action Research Intervention
Meeting Objective Need: Towards an Anti Poverty Strategy for Northern Ireland
The outcome of this conference from the NI Anti-Poverty Network and the Child Poverty Alliance was the development of seven key principles that should be taken forward by officials when developing an anti-poverty strategy to meet objective need and tackle social patterns of deprivation.