Claire is a woman I met socially a few months ago. She has had a significant physical disability since birth and following leaving school undertook a period of study in a further education college. She lives in local authority housing having moved there some years ago despite the concerns of her family. She was desperate […]
Entries Tagged as 'Equality'
May 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Equality, European Union, Homophobia, LGBT
Results from Europe’s biggest ever survey on LGBT discrimination and hate crime are released today. Over 93,000 people responded to the EU LGBT survey conducted by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. The Agency (FRA) provides evidence-based advice to EU and national decision makers so as to inform debates, policies and laws on fundamental rights. The survey […]
February 27th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Disability, Equality
Today, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, makes Ireland’s first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ireland was elected to the council last year and will sit on it until 2015. Meanwhile back at the ranch 1. Irish Government found to be breaching equality laws by not assisting older people with […]
November 6th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Disability, Equality, Uncategorized
The referendum on Children which will take place this Saturday is about the state’s responsibility to children who are neglected or abused and at risk in their families – where their parents are not able to protect them or may be abusing them. It is about listening to children in those situations and acting where […]