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Useful Equal Opportunities Organisations


Age Concern:

The home page for Age Concern and the National Council on Ageing. This site contains facts, resource lists, news and contact information.

Black Britain:

Aims to promote black achievements in Britain and carries reports, adverts and job vacancies.

Black Information:

Run by the 1990 Trust, a national Black organisation, the site includes sections on everything from art and culture, to the Stephen Lawrence campaign, and the environment

Commission For Racial Equality:

The home page for the Commission for Racial Equality includes details of its activities, aims, publications, etc.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.


Directgov aims to provide a single point of access to government services and information. The section for disabled people and unpaid careers covers topics such as independent living, health, employment and education. There's also information on financial support and links to charities and organisations.

Division For The Advancement Of Women:

Grounded in the vision of equality of the United Nations Charter, the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world and the achievement of their equality with men. Aiming to ensure the participation of women as equal partners with men in all aspects of human endeavour, the Division promotes women as equal participants and beneficiaries of sustainable development, peace and security, governance and human rights. As part of its mandate, it strives to stimulate the mainstreaming of gender perspectives both within and outside the United Nations system.

Equal Opportunities Commission:

The Equal Opportunities Commission is the leading agency working to eliminate sex discrimination in 21st Century Britain. If women and men had equal chances in life, things would be different.


Diversity-onLine is being run for the International Media Working Group Against Racism and Xenophobia (IMRAX). It is supported by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ); the National Union of Journalists of Great Britain and Ireland (NUJ) and its constituent body, The Black Members' Council (BMC); the Ethnicity and Social Policy Research Unit (ESPR) of the University of Bradford; and the Working Group Migrants & The Media of the Netherlands Association of Journalists (NVJ).

Independent Race and Refugee News Network:

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world. Since 1972, the IRR has concentrated on responding to the needs of Black people and making direct analyses of institutionalised racism in Britain and the rest of Europe.


MultiFaithNet is a self-access research, learning, information and dialogue tool, providing updated access to global electronic resources and interactions useful for study of world religious traditions and communities and the practice of inter-faith dialogue. It is invaluable for those with information, community liaison and equal opportunities responsibilities in the public, private and voluntary (including religious) sectors offering a participative electronic forum for dialogue and debate among and between faith communities.

National Association for Special Educational Needs:

With over fifty branches across the country The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special educational needs.

Office Chat:

Free Help & Advice on Employment Issues.

The Runnymede Trust:

The highly respected and influential voice of Runnymede has been at the forefront of the fight against social injustice and racial discrimination for the last 34 years. We act as a bridge-builder between various minority ethnic communities and policy makers. We believe that the way ahead lies in building effective partnerships and we are continually developing these with the voluntary sector, the government, local authorities and companies in the UK and Europe.

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