In 2012 the Commission established a single Equality and Diversity Group which encompassed the work of the Women’s Development Steering Group and the Disability in Local Councils Stakeholder Group thereby building upon the success of two important equality initiatives; the Women in Local Councils initiative and the Disability in Local Councils initiative. The work of the Equality and Diversity Group also includes equality and diversity work in councils, including section 75 duties and equalities networks which promote dialogue and understanding across separate equality strands.
This Strategy and Action Plan sets out the background of the Group, as well as our priorities as we continue to work with our stakeholders, and seek to support and assist councils to ensure equality of opportunity and good relations as an Employer, a Service Provider and a Civic Leader.
One of the key elements of the Equality and Diversity initiative has been the appointment of a network of Diversity Champions to actively promote the equality and diversity agenda in councils. The Equality and Diversity Group would like all councils to commit to the initiative and appoint both an elected member and an officer to act as Diversity Champions.
There is a password protected area specifically for Diversity Champions. Please contact the Equality and Diversity Group Secretariat at Commission House for more details.
The Equality and Diversity Framework was drafted and launched by the Equality and Diversity Group in 2013, and endorsed by the former 26 councils. It details the Council’s statement of intent and approach to ensure equality and diversity. The 11 new councils are currently formally endorsing the Framework.
These statistics were prepared in January 2011 as part of the research work into development of 'Revised Equality Schemes' for the local government sector in Northern Ireland.
To view each councils statistics please click on the council name below.
|Antrim Borough Council||Coleraine Borough Council||Lisburn City Council|
|Ards Borough Council||Cookstown District Council||Magherafelt District Council|
|Armagh City & District Council||Craigavon Borough Council||Moyle District Council|
|Ballymena Borough Council||Derry City Council||Newry & Mourne District Council|
|Ballymoney Borough Council||Down District Council||Newtownabbey Borough Council|
|Banbridge District Council||Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council||North Down Borough Council|
|Belfast City Council||Fermanagh District Council||Omagh District Council|
|Carrickfergus Borough Council||Larne Borough Council||Strabane District Council|
|Castlereagh Borough Council||Limavady Borough Council|
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