This seminar considered the implications of replacing the existing duties with a single positive duty to promote equality covering age, religion and belief and sexual orientation in addition to the existing grounds.
This seminar discussed the use of procurement to promote equality.
The Equality Act gained Royal Assent on 20 February 2006.
This seminar considered how equality law can be framed to reflect the increased focus on diversity alongside equality.
The Civil Partnership Act came into force on 5 December 2005 and the first ceremonies took place on 21st December.
This seminar considered the different forms of prejudice and appropriate mechanisms for dealing with them.
This seminar addressed the connections between disadvantage on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion or belief and sexual orientation on the one hand, and income and class inequalities on the other.
The Equality and Diversity Forum held a series of seminars from autumn 2005 to spring 2006 to inform the two Equality Reviews announced in February 2005.
EDF held a conference in June 2005 to hear directly from the new Ministerial team about the Equality Bill and plans for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.
On 25 February 2005 an Equalities Review to investigate the causes of persistent discrimination and inequality in British society was announced by the Government.