Creating a fairer Britain
Tuesday 29 March - Cardiff
Thursday 31 March - Conwy
Our two conferences gave over 150 guests the opportunity to explore the findings of our two landmark reports How fair is Wales? and Economic Inequality in Wales.
Both events were chaired by Commission committee members Karen Dusgate in Cardiff and two days later, Clifton Robinson, in Conwy.
Our conference audiences were a mix of policy-makers, statisticians and equality practitioners from WAG, NHS, the police and fire service plus the voluntary and education sectors, as well as representatives from think tanks and academia.
For the first time and in one place, How fair is Wales? identifies persistent problems we are all familiar with, such as the gender pay gap and the effect of poverty on educational achievements.
But there are other emerging challenges such as the under-reporting of hate crime and the widening employment and pay gaps for disabled people.
Kate Bennett, National Director for Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission, says:
"Over the past generation we've seen huge steps in tackling discrimination and changing attitudes across Wales, yet our ambitions still exceed our achievements.
"For the first time evidence on economic inequality has been explored at both conferences through the lens of peoples characteristics, such as race, disability and gender.
"How fair is Wales? is an authoritative, credible, practical and relevant report, vital in assisting all of us to assess whether policies are increasing or decreasing in fairness."
Here is some feedback from our conference guests: