• Equalities websites



    • Employers’ Forum on Disability the world's leading employers' organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Our mission is to enable companies to become disability confident by making it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers.


    • Stonewall works for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals
    • Press for Change - experts in transgender law
    • The Gender Trust - a registered charity helping trans people and all those affected by gender identity issues

    Women’s campaigning

    • The Women’s Resource Centre - a charity a charity which supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable. We provide training, information, resources and one-to-one support
    • The Fawcett Society - the UKs leading campaign for gender equality
    • Young Women's Trust (previously Platform 51) - supports girls and women to take control of their lives

    Women and Leadership

    • The International Women’s Forum (IWF) UK is a network for outstanding women of diverse achievements and interests, offering special events, seminars, and opportunities for exchanging ideas and experiences
    • The 30 Percent Club is a group of Chairmen voluntarily committed to bringing more women onto UK corporate boards


    • Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research
    • TAEN - The Age and Employment Network works to promote an effective labour market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy
    • Age Positive


    Work Life Balance and Family Life

    • Family and Parenting Institute is an independent charity that exists to make the UK a better place for families and children, working with charities, businesses and public services to offer practical help to families
    • Working Families is a charity which helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work


    • Carers UK is a charity set up to help people who care for family or friends, providing information and advice about caring alongside practical and emotional support for carers plus campaigning to make life better for carers and influences policy makers, employers and service providers, to help them improve carers' lives

    Legislation and the law

    • The Legal Action Group, a national, independent charity, is to promote equal access to justice for all members of society who are socially, economically or otherwise disadvantaged
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