Call for Evidence

We sought evidence from our stakeholders by issuing a Call for Evidence in 2008-9. Our aim was to gather real life examples and illustrations of what it feels like to experience discrimination and how it affects peoples’ lives. .

All the submissions from the Call for Evidence have now been made available as a compressed archive for download.


Background to our call for evidence

We received evidence from people that identified as part of our ‘protected equality groups’ i.e. who due to age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation or gender reassignment, experience disadvantage or discrimination OR organisations or bodies of representatives of these groups of people OR organisations that lobby on behalf of these ‘protected equality groups.

The feedback from this process was used to better understand who is experiencing the most severe discrimination, the most significant breaches of human rights and the most negative relationships with other individuals and groups. Our analysis focused on our protected strand groups - age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion and belief, sexual orientation.

Stakeholders were then given opportunities to comment on our analysis and conclusions in early 2010.

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2009