In 2013 the States approved, in principle, the establishment of an Equality and Rights Organisation subject to the development and approval of a business plan, and having funding and prioritisation in place.
Unfortunately in March 2020, due to the pressures of resources (funding) and the prioritisation of views an Independent ERO has been scrapped. This would have worked to Promote, Protect and Monitor islanders rights. It was also the body for raising awareness, key to a change in culture. We are disappointed that the business groups G4 have not fully supported the Equality Body as it would significantly benefit small, medium sized businesses (providing information, best practice guides, etc).
More information on the development of the Equality and Rights Organisation can be found by following the links below:
If you would like to find out more or share your views regarding equality in Guernsey, please contact the Equality Team at Employment Social Security (ESS) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01481 732546.