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.
Austerity and Inequality: A threat to peace?
As those directly affected are well aware, austerity has been biting in Northern Ireland for years. However, the spending plans of the new UK government and the ‘finance and welfare’ changes envisaged in the recently brokered Stormont House Agreement (2014) may take austerity to new levels here.
Equality Coalition Recent Achievements Booklet 2015/16
Equality Coalition Effective Consultation Guidance 2016
Equality Coalition Recent Achievements Booklet 2014/15
Equality Coalition response to the OFMDFM Childcare Strategy Consultation – November 2015
Equality Coalition Key Points arising from the Austerity and Inequality Conference 15 October 2015
Equality Coalition response to the OFMDFM Consultation on Proposals to Extend Age Discrimination Legislation (Age Goods, Facilities and Services)
Expert Paper on Good Relations in Northern Ireland
Expert Paper on Sectarianism in Northern Ireland
DUP Conscience Clause Submission February 2015
DOJ Consultation on the Criminal Law on Abortion January 2015
Submission to the NI Executive on the Budget 2015
Submission to the New 11 District Councils on Draft Equality Schemes
Austerity and Welfare Reform Action for UN Anti-Poverty Day
Equality Coalition EQIA on Welfare Reform April 2014
Submission to DHSSPS on Transforming Your Care January 2013
Submission to the Ad Hoc Committee on Conformity with Equality Requirements December 2012