Visual representation of the Wales business plan 2017-18

Wales Business Plan 2017 to 2018

Our Vision

We live in a country with a long history of upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity and challenging intolerance. The Commission seeks to maintain and strengthen this heritage while identifying and tackling areas where there is still unfair discrimination, or where human rights are not being respected. In taking forward this vision the Wales Committee has identified a range of projects for the year.

Influence and inform

We will inform and influence legislation, policy and decision making in order to advance the protection and promotion of equality and human rights in Wales

Public Sector Equality Duty

Increase compliance with the PSED, drive practical advances in equality and reduce specific inequalities as identified in 'Is Wales Fairer?'

Public Sector:

- Guide

- Monitor

- Regulate

Third Sector:

- Raise awareness

- Support

Promote cross sectoral good practice sharing through the Equality and Human Rights Exchange Network

Access to justice for people experiencing discrimination in Wales

Work with & build momentum among the legal community in Wales on increasing access to advice and support

Work with other to invite strategic legal cases in Wales

Build on the 'Identifying and Tackling Discrimination in the Workplace' course


We will ensure that work under the Future Generations framework reflects and advances the Commission's equality and human rights priorities in Wales

Human Rights

We will ensure public service providers in Wales include human rights considerations in service delivery


We will continue our formal inquiry to examine whether the right of disabled people to independent living is supported by the provision of accessible and adaptable housing and tenancy support services.


We will build on Who Runs Wales? and bring political parties and civil society together to discuss action to increase representation


We will work with Welsh Government and other towards reducing identity based bullying in schools


We will encourage Welsh Government and employers to adopt our strategy for reducing pay gaps and ensure high quality apprenticeships reduce employment gaps. We will also increase membership of Working Forward in Wales.

We will continue to encourage best practice among employers in Wales by promoting our workplace guidance.

Health and Wellbeing

We will explore and follow up how effectively mental health services are considering equality and human rights.