On this page you’ll find advice on how to put equality and human rights into practice, as well as more information on our strategic priorities, Brexit and hate crime.

Using equality and human rights in your work

Human rights benefit all of us, every minute of every hour of every day. We’re pleased to have worked on two separate guides for professionals to help put human rights into practice.

Our equality and human rights framework is designed by and for the voluntary sector. It gives voluntary organisations a framework for using equality and human rights more effectively – to improve outcomes for the people we support.

Our handbook on equality and welfare benefits advice is designed for welfare benefits advisers, and others working in community groups and advice organisations. It shows how we can identify issues and use equality and human rights legislation more effectively in welfare benefits advice.


Brexit is one of the strategic priorities set out in our 2016-2020 strategy. Together with our member organisations, we’ve been working to influence the proposed repeal bill, advising on the future of EU funding for the voluntary sector, and keeping track of the latest Brexit legislation.

We’ve also been collating resources on Brexit, equality and human rights. At our Brexit resource bank you can see all the latest news on Brexit by topic, and read our blog series analysing the impact of Brexit on women’s rights.

Hate crime

Hate crime is another of our strategic priorities for 2016-2020. We push for new hate crime law with a more consistent approach across equality characteristics, and are working to influence the new Law Commission review into hate crime legislation, as well as facilitating dialogue around hate crime research.