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Useful organisations

This page provides basic information about a selection of organisations working in the field of discrimination law and related matters. Wherever possible, the description of the organisation is taken from their own website.

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  1. adviceUK adviceUK is the largest UK network of advice-providing organisations. Please note that we do not give advice ourselves. If you are seeking advice, please click the Get Advice link for contact details of advice giving agencies.
  2. Age Positive The Age Positive campaign promotes the benefits of employing a mixed-age workforce that includes older and younger people. We encourage employers to make decisions about recruitment, training and retention that do not discriminate against someone because of their age. We use publications, research, press, events and awards initiatives to get the message across - and to help employers comply with legislation to outlaw age discrimination in employment.
  3. Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust was created in 2001. It grew out of the work of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, founded in Manchester in 1999. The Trust aims to work with educators to foster an anti-racist educational culture.
  4. Amnesty International (UK) As a movement of ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights, our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.
  5. Black Information Network The Black Information Link – Blink is the formal mouthpiece and news portal run by The 1990 Trust that aims to give a voice to Black’s, Asians and Minority Ethnic communities. It is a needs-led premium initiative of the 1990 Trust and launched with the key purpose of being a conduit for articulating and conveying the views of marginalized communities within the UK and beyond.
  6. Campaign Against Racism and Fascism Until 2003, CARF was Britain's only independent anti-racist magazine, documenting resistance against racism - from black and refugee organisations, monitoring groups, anti-deportation campaigns, football fans, and much more.
    The CARF group now supports the work of the IRR news network.
  7. Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation is an Ontario-based non-profit human rights organization that promotes human rights in housing and challenges discrimination. CERA works to remove the barriers that keep disadvantaged individuals and families from accessing and retaining the housing they need.
  8. Crosspoint The Crosspoint is the Net's biggest collection of links in the field of of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugees, Women's rights, Antifascism, Shoah, etc.. Also we list links to Jewish organizations, Migrant organizations and others.
  9. Disability Conciliation Service
  10. Disability Law Service You can apply for free Legal Help with the form and guidance notes that are available on the DLS website. A completed form will speed up the legal process and may lead to finding a solution to your issue more promptly.
  11. Disability Rights UK Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens. Disability Rights UK was formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living on 1 January 2012.
  12. Employment & Social Affairs DG
  13. Employment Appeal Tribunal
  14. Employment Lawyers Association We are a national membership association of over 5,000 lawyers who specialise in employment law. We exist to service the needs of our members. Our diverse membership services include high quality training, commentary, analysis and up-dates on employment law developments, representing the interests of our members by responding to consultations on new employment legislation.
  15. Employment Tribunals
  16. Equality and Diversity Forum The Forum was established in January 2002 to promote dialogue and understanding across the separate equality ‘strands’, and to ensure that policy debate on proposals for discrimination legislation and a single equality body recognises the cross-cutting nature of equality issues.
  17. Equality and Human Rights Commission The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
  18. Equality Direct
  19. ERA - Academy of European Law The task of the Academy of European Law Trier shall be to enable individuals and authorities involved in the application and implementation of European law in Member States and in other European States interested in close co-operation with the European Union to gain a wider knowledge of European law, in particular European Union law and its application and to make possible a mutual and comprehensive exchange of experiences
  20. European Network against Racism
  21. European Roma Rights Centre
  22. European Women's Lobby
  23. FGM Education and Networking Project
  24. FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights the independent centre of reference and excellence for promoting and protecting human rights in the EU
  25. Home Office Race Equality Unit
  26. Institute for Global Communications
  27. Institute of Race Relations The IRR is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. It seeks to reflect the experiences of those who suffer racial oppression and draws its perspectives from the most vulnerable in society.
  28. International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission
  29. International Movement against all Forms of Discrimination & Racism
  30. Justice
  31. Odysseus Trust
  32. Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality - Centre LGS The focus of the AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality is to pioneer and facilitate work that analyses, investigates and deepens understanding of the relationship between gender, sexuality and the law.
  33. Runnymede Trust
  34. Searchlight
  35. SOS Racism - Portugal
  36. Stonewall Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. It does this through working on: policy development; cultural and attitudinal change; lobbying for legal change; providing information, and offering good practice design and advice.
  37. The Lesbian & Gay Immigration Task Force
  38. Unite Against Fascism Unite Against Fascism is a national campaign with the aim of alerting British society to the rising threat of the extreme right, in particular the British National Party (BNP), gaining an electoral foothold in this country.
  39. United for Intercultural Action