Human Rights and Equality Grants 2021 Announced - IHREC - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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€350,000 awarded to 28 projects to progress rights and combat racism. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has announced the 28 organisations to be awarded a total of €350,000 in funding for projects under its Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2021. The projects announced today encompass a range of issues; social…

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission / ESRI Publish New Study on Adequate Housing New research has shown that lone parents and their children account for 53 per cent of all homeless families, and are much more likely to experience poor housing than other household types. The report also highlights the disadvantages experienced by young…

Human Rights and Equality Commission Publishes Detailed Recommendations for National Action Plan Against Racism  Monitoring and enforcement, including the use of sanctions are among the measures needed to combat racism in Ireland according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) who today publish their recommendations for Ireland’s National Action Plan Against Racism….

Highest level “A” status confers speaking rights at the UN Human Rights Council “A” status members hold voting and speaking rights at human rights treaty bodies and other UN organs The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been awarded the highest level of UN accreditation possible for National Human Rights Institutions. The Global Alliance…

Commission Provided Legal Representation to Single Mother to Review One Parent Family Payment Refusal Decision The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) welcomes the decision by the Social Welfare Appeals Office to allow a single mother of two access the One Parent Family Payment. The mother of two is from a Sub-Saharan African…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the ‘Commission’) and Daft Media Limited (‘Daft’) have reached agreement in relation to property advertisements that are potentially in breach of equality legislation. This follows from a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) decision, dated 6 August 2019, which ruled in favour of the Commission, and subsequent engagement between the…

Disability discrimination the highest area of public contact representing 54% of all equality related concerns COVID-focused work on emergency legislation; policing of pandemic-related powers and issues faced by people with disabilities and others. New role as Ireland’s National Rapporteur on the Trafficking of Human Beings Work in the courts on family reunification, the rights of…

Reviews Across Local Authorities Recommends Systemic Change The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) has today published accounts of equality reviews for Ireland’s local authorities, focused on their provision of Traveller-specific accommodation to Members of the Traveller Community. The accounts are published today with the Commission’s Annual Report, and include specific recommendations for…

Latest State Report Risks Giving Incorrect Impression that Victims Have Been Redressed, While Government’s Actions Point to Ongoing State Barriers The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission) has told the Council of Europe’s highest body, its Council of Ministers, that Ireland continues to withhold redress from alleged victims of sexual abuses in schools…