ERA Public Sector Duty Workshop 1st December

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ERA Public Sector Duty Workshops

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 introduced a duty on the public sector that should bring a focus on non-discrimination, equality and human rights centre-stage in their planning, policy-making, employment, service provision and procurement. It is a legal requirement that requires public bodies to have regard to the need to promote equality, protect human rights and prohibit discrimination for employees and people accessing public services in carrying out their functions

The Equality and Rights Alliance (ERA) is delivering a series of training workshops to support Civil Society organisations to make use of the new Public Sector Duty in their work for equality. The training will look at:

• What the Public Sector Duty is.
• How it could be implemented.
• What Civil Society could do to promote implementation of the Public Sector Duty.

The aim of the training is to empower civil society organisations to become aware of the duty and create a demand to build momentum for implementing the Public Sector Duty. ERA is keen to support a shared, grassroots analysis of the potential in this Public Sector Duty and how this potential might be realised and is based on the Values-Based Approach to implementing an Equality and Human Rights Public Sector Duty.

Dates for workshops:

• Tullamore, Offaly Historical Society, Bury Quay, Thursday 1st December 11am-1pm

These workshops are free, but numbers are limited and registration is essential.

To book a place, email damien@eracampaign.org

Damien Walshe
Equality and Rights Alliance
Tel: 087 2858485

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