Equality Organisations

The following organisations operate within the equality, diversity and inclusion sector in the UK

Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006, which took over the responsibilities of Commission for Racial Equality, Disability Rights Commission and Equal Opportunities Commission. It is the independent advocate for equality and human rights in Britain. It aims to reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination, strengthen good relations between people, and promote and protect human rights. The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, and encourages compliance with the Human Rights Act. It also gives advice and guidance to businesses, the voluntary and public sectors, and to individuals.


Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF)

The Equality and Diversity Forum is a national network of equality and human rights organisations. This website brings together a wide range of equality and human rights information and resources provided by EDF and other organisations.



Operation Black Vote (OBV) is an organisation dedicated to enabling the African British and Asian British communities claim their places in European politics.


Opportunity Now

Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity are the diversity campaigns from Business in the Community. Working with organisations to leverage diverse workplaces where women and people from ethnic backgrounds can progress and develop on equal terms.


The Runnymede Trust

Founded in 1968, Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. It generates intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.



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