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WANTED: People with a passion for positive change

WANTED: People with a passion for positive change

Sunday 04 June 2023

WANTED: People with a passion for positive change

Sunday 04 June 2023

With equality legislation coming in, Equality Guernsey is looking for people to join their team to ensure "everyone is treated equally and fairly".

The anti discrimination legislation is being finalised with businesses and organisations having to abide by the new rules from October.

Equality Guernsey - a consortium of local third sector organisations and individuals - has been one of the driving forces behind the legislation being introduced, along with others such as the charity Liberate.

The new legislation will 'seek to bring in protection for age discrimination, sex discrimination and discrimination against trans people in employment, education, goods and services'.

equality Guernsey

Pictured: Equality Guernsey's mission is to ‘accelerate the equality agenda in Guernsey’.

With the legislation now coming into force, Equality Guernsey wants to recruit more people to join its efforts to ensure "everyone is treated equally and fairly".

The organisation says it is particularly focused on recruiting people to join it who would represent groups with regards to race, religion, sex, age (both young and old), and those who "have a passion for human rights in these areas".

A spokesperson for Equality Guernsey said its first key project was the campaign for the introduction of the anti-discrimination legislation meaning they’ve reached "a natural point where we are looking to have a refresh after accomplishing the first part of our mission.

"We are now looking to rejuvenate our team with some fresh energy to help lead us into the next phase."

Ellie Jones, CEO of Liberate and Equality Guernsey member said the work they are doing together is really worthwhile.

"Being part of Equality Guernsey has been really eye-opening with regards to the discrimination and lack of opportunities that those from minority groups are faced with on the island," she said.

"Being a part of the next phase gives you the opportunity to make that a thing of the past. You’ll need passion and drive and you’ll need to be prepared for a little bit of stress and frustration but it’s also very rewarding!"


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