Equality and Diversity

Virtual Equality and Diversity Library

The Isle of Wight Council has a duty to promote equality of opportunity for all members of its community.  The following series of links provide signposts to a range of information, resources and services.  The categories below represent the nine protected characteristics recognised by the Equality Act 2010.

General sites

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime/hate-crime/

http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/abuse-against-the-person/hate-crime

http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

http://www.unison.org.uk/equality/

 

Age

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/ 

http://www.independentage.org/ 

http://www.ukyouth.org/

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/ 

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

Disability

http://www.scope.org.uk/

http://www.lcdisability.org/

http://www.mencap.org.uk/

http://www.kids.org.uk/

http://www.thedtgroup.org/

http://www.mind.org.uk/

http://www.sane.org.uk/

http://www.rethink.org/

http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/abuse-against-the-person/disability-hate-crime

http://www.vso.org.uk/disability

http://asksara.org.uk

 

Gender

http://www.womensaid.org.uk/

http://platform51.org/

http://refuge.org.uk/

http://www.mankind.org.uk/

http://www.thecalmzone.net/

http://www.rosauk.org/

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime/violence-against-women-girls/

 

Gender Reassignment

http://gendertrust.org.uk/

http://www.gender-matters.org.uk/

http://www.gires.org.uk   (rights for gender variant people and parents)

 

Race

http://www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/

http://www.ecu.ac.uk/subjects/race

 

Pregnancy/Maternity

http://www.nct.org.uk/pregnancy

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/teenager-pregnant.aspx#close

https://www.gov.uk/maternity-pay-leave/overview

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/work_e/work_time_off_work_e/maternity_leave.htm

 

Marriage/Civil Partnership

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/relationships_e/relationships_living_together_marriage_and_civil_partnership_e/living_together_and_marriage_legal_differences.htm

http://www.civilpartnerships.org.uk/CivilPartnershipsGeneral.htm

 

Religion/No religion

http://www.42explore2.com/religion.htm

http://www.churchofengland.org/

http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/

http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk/ArticleView.asp?article_id=17

http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/

http://humanism.org.uk/

http://www.atheistalliance.org/

 

Sexual Orientation

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/

http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/general/Lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-hate-crime