The Equality and Human Rights Coalition
The Equality and Human Rights Coalition was established in 2004.
Its purpose is to enable organisations who work in the equalities
and human rights field to engage with each other, share
information and good practice and influence policy, which impacts
on the experiences of people who face unequal and discriminatory
treatment in Wales. This is achieved by joint working on a small
number of key issues of shared concern. Examples of work the
Coalition has undertaken recently and minutes of the meetings are
WCVA is responsible for faciliating the network, which currently
has over 100 members. Membership is open to all third sector
organsiations working in the equalities and human rights field. The
Coalition meets quarterly with representation from Welsh Government
and the Equalties and Human Rights Commission attending most
meetings to provide updates on their activity.
Chair: Maria Mesa, Women Connect First
Vice-Chair: Cath Lewis, Children in Wales
If you are interested in joining please email Jessica Williams
March 2018, EHRCo meeting with Julie James - Leader of the
House and Chief Whip with responsibility for equality
Last month, representatives from the Equality and Human Rights
Coalition (EHRCo), met with Julie James following her appointment
as Leader of the House and Chief Whip with responsibility for
equalities. The Coalition recently prepared a paper providing their
perspective on the implications of Brexit for equalities and human
rights in Wales. The purpose of the meeting was to find out the
Minister's position on the issues highlighted and to establish what
action could be taken to address these concerns.
The Minister's position on the majority of issues raised was
closely aligned to the Coalition's and it was overall a positive
meeting with actions to take forward on both sides. Click here to read an
overview of the discussion.