Equality Guernsey is a well-established consortium of local third sector organisations and individuals united by a shared vision to develop a “rights based” culture in Guernsey.
The inclusive and collaborative ethos of Equality Guernsey ensures that a wide range of interest groups, charities and sector leaders are aware of the progress of the equality agenda in Guernsey.
The group was originally mobilised to support the development of the Equality Rights Organisation (ERO) and aimed to both inform and appreciatively challenge the Committee for Employment and Social Security (ESS) in the successful development of the new discrimination legislation.
Early 2019 The Equality Working Group (EWG) was renamed Equality Guernsey and ran a series of sell out events and the islands first Equality Conference to raise awareness of Equality and Human Rights locally. You can view the many of the materials used in our Resources section.
In March 2020, due to pressure during the consultation from Business Groups, some island leaders and States committees, the core work on the Equality Body (Equality Rights Organisation ERO) was watered down significantly so the current proposals are unable to fulfil their goal – Promote, Protect and Monitor. The approved proposals body is called the Employment, Equal Opportunities Service (EEOS).
The debate on ESS anti -discrimination proposals were held mid July 2020 and after some changes were unanimously approved.
You can view the proposals and resolutions on the GDA website discrimination legislation timeline page
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