With the support of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Equal Rights Trust (ERT) has launched a new initiative to support groups and organisations in Commonwealth of Nations member countries working to advocate for the adoption of comprehensive equality laws.
- Context analysis report: a mapping and analysis of the national legal, political and social context for equality law reform, including an assessment of key proponents and opponents. This analysis should be aimed at identifying opportunities for, and obstacles to, the adoption of comprehensive anti-discrimination law and ways in which such obstacles can be overcome;
- Legislative advocacy strategy: a clear, objective strategy to build consensus on the need for comprehensive equality law and secure legislative reform, based on rigorous analysis of the national context, including opportunities and threats. This strategy will identify pathways for future advocacy and engagement for the adoption of comprehensive equality law within the state.
- a not for profit non-governmental organisation or group of organisations
- registered and operating in a member country of the Commonwealth of Nations which has yet to adopt comprehensive equality legislation.
- Relevance: relevance of the applicant’s proposal to the objectives and outputs
- Impact: likelihood of success in delivering the outputs; potential for equality law reform
- Capacity: level of expertise in equality and non-discrimination; advocacy experience
- Sustainability: plans for sustaining the outputs beyond the life of the project.