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North Wales organisations unite in tackling domestic abuse

On Thursday 29 September, more than 30 organisations from across North Wales will be coming together at an event to encourage action on tackling domestic abuse.


'A living hell': evidence shows harassment is a common experience for many disabled people.

The findings from our formal inquiry launched today reveal that disability harassment is a common experience for many disabled people living in Wales. It is widespread and a culture of disbelief has prevented public authorities from dealing with it effectively.


Think you know Wales? Think again...

A landmark report released today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) looks at the facts about economic inequality in Wales in a new and challenging way.


2011 Annual Human Rights Lecture

The Commission is delighted to announce that Dame Anne Owers is delivering the 2011 Equality and Human Rights Commissions Annual Human Rights Lecture. Formerly Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons, Dame Owers is the Chair of Clinks which supports voluntary sector organisations working with offenders and their families.


New Equality Duties get the green light from the National Assembly

On Tuesday 29 March, the National Assembly unanimously approved the new specific duties for Wales. These come into effect on April 6. The specific duties are designed to help public bodies to implement the GB-wide general duty effectively. The new general duty comes into effect on April 5.


100 years of International Women’s Day - Women still lack power and influence in Wales

As 100 years of International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world, a new report finds that women remain severely under-represented in positions of power and influence in Wales. The Commission’s Who Runs Wales?  2011 report looks at ten areas of Welsh life, including politics, local government, health and the private sector in order to assess the gender balance at decision-making tables in Wales.


Domestic abuse is your business conference
The Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Welsh Assembly Government have hosted a half-day conference called Domestic abuse is your business. Domestic abuse isn’t confined to the home when victims walk out the door and go to work – 75% of women who experience domestic abuse are harassed in the workplace. One in four women experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime and it costs businesses £2.7billion in lost economic output across Wales and the UK every year.

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2011