Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity Event, 28th April 2017

An event to celebrate the vibrancy and effectiveness of culturally and ethnically diverse communities support and promotion of Wellbeing. You’ll be able to see and get involved in a day packed with performances, presentations, demonstrations and talks. All welcome, the event is free. Free lunch and refreshments. Location Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. The event starts at… Read More

Privilege and inclusion

In and around the discussions about diversity and inclusion, there is a growing conversation around the concept of privilege and how this impacts different people and how the delivery of inclusion initiatives may have different outcomes due to identity differences. What is privilege? Originally formulated by W. E. B. Du Bois in 1903, privilege as… Read More

Trans Needs Assessment

The Trans Needs Assessment was produced after the Brighton & Hove Trans Equality Scrutiny Panel set out to ask: what needs to be done to make things fairer for trans people to live, work and socialise in the city? The report was developed after listening to trans people’s stories of discrimination, disadvantage, transphobia and invisibility.… Read More

Human Rights Quiz

Hate Crime

The Association of Chief Police Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service have agreed a common definition of hate crime: “Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived… Read More

Gender Identity

Common terminology Do not be afraid to explore terminology further – these are evolving due to historical neglect of a section of the population. Cisgender: when a person’s gender identity and sex assigned at birth align. Female-to-male (FtM, F2M): individuals assigned female at birth who are changing/have changed body and/or gender role. Another term used… Read More

Human identity

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Introduction Our individual identity determines how we see ourselves, how others perceive us and how socio-cultural-economic-political institutions and structures define us. The majority of us have aspects of… Read More


What is age discrimination? Treating someone differently because of their actual age, their perceived age or the age of someone they associate with. In general, popular culture uses a limited range of images to represent people in older age. Most of these are negative which can lead to biased social stereotypes and inaccurate ideas of… Read More