Publications

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’.

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.

Equality Coalition submission to new equality schemes


A Fresh Start for Equality? The Equality Impacts of the Stormont House Agreement on the Two Main Communities

An Action Research Intervention

A Fresh Start for Equality? Executive Summary and Recommendations – March 2016

A Fresh Start for Equality? The Equality Impacts of the Stormont House Agreement on the Two Main Communities- March 2016 – Full Report


Meeting Objective Need: Towards an Anti Poverty Strategy for Northern Ireland 

Conference Report

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.

Final conference report March 2016


Austerity and Inequality: A threat to peace?

Conference Report

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.

Austerity and Inequality: ‘A Threat to Peace?’ Conference Report 2015


Equality Coalition Recent Achievements Booklet 2015/16

Equality Coalition Achievements 2015/16


Equality Coalition Effective Consultation Guidance 2016

Effective Consultation 2016


Equality Coalition Recent Achievements Booklet 2014/15

Equality Coalition Achievements 2014/15


Equality Coalition response to the OFMDFM Childcare Strategy Consultation – November 2015

EC Response to Childcare Strategy Nov 15


Equality Coalition Key Points arising from the Austerity and Inequality Conference 15 October 2015

Equality Coalition Austerity and inequality conference key points (Nov 2015)


Equality Coalition response to the OFMDFM Consultation on Proposals to Extend Age Discrimination Legislation (Age Goods, Facilities and Services)

Equality Coalition Age GFS Consultation Response Oct 2015


Expert Paper on Good Relations in Northern Ireland

Good Relations in NI: Towards a definition in Law Oct 2014


Expert Paper on Sectarianism in Northern Ireland

Sectarianism in NI: Towards a definition in Law April 2014


DUP Conscience Clause Submission February 2015

Equality Coaltion submission to DUP conscience clause consultation (February 2015)


DOJ Consultation on the Criminal Law on Abortion January 2015

EC submission to DOJ consultation on the criminal law on abortion January 2015


Submission to the NI Executive on the Budget 2015

Submission from the Equality Coalition to the Northern Ireland Executive Budget 2015


Submission to the New 11 District Councils on Draft Equality Schemes

EC Submission to the new 11 District Councils Draft Equality Schemes


Austerity and Welfare Reform Action for UN Anti-Poverty Day

EC letter to SoS welfare reform Oct 2014

Letter from the NI Secretary of State 31 Oct 2014


Equality Coalition EQIA on Welfare Reform April 2014

Welfare Reform Evidence- Impacts on the 9 Equality Categories


Submission to DHSSPS on Transforming Your Care January 2013

Submission from the Equality Coalition to the Transforming Your Care Consultation (January 2013)


Submission to the Ad Hoc Committee on Conformity with Equality Requirements December 2012

Ad Hoc Committee on conformity with Equality requirements – Equality Coalition written submission (December 2012)