New Internationalist

Equality in action

Issue 364

HOW TO DO IT

  • Keep alive the ideal of equality and the notion of the citizen, equal in worth, dignity and rights.
  • Find out about the tools, policies and practices that already exist, especially in the area of equal opportunities.
  • Build equality into the structure of any group, organization or enterprise, ideally at the outset.
  • Recognize that it’s not always easy. Sometimes the goals of equality will clash with other values or concerns but that’s no reason for giving up.

USEFUL RESOURCES

WEBSITES:
Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org>
Human Development Reports http://hdr.undp.org>
Books: Alex Callinicos, Equality Polity 2000.
For more books see Further Reading.

GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS

AUSTRALIA

RACE
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation
National Office PO Box 1176 Rozelle NSW 2039
Tel: 02 95556138
Fax: 02 95556991
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.antar.org.au/>

WOMEN
National Women’s Justice Coalition
GPO Box 3148, Canberra, ACT 2601
Tel: 02 62472075
Fax: 02 62573070
Web: http://www.nwjc.org.au/>

CLASS
Evatt Foundation
University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052
Tel: 02 9385 2966
Fax: 02 9385 2967
Web: http://evatt.labor.net.au/>

LGBT AND INTERSEX
ALSO Foundation
1st Floor, 6 Claremont Street, South Yarra VIC 3141
Tel: 03 9827 4999
Fax: 03 9827 1622
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.also.org.au/>
AIS Support Group Australia Inc (intersex)
PO Box 1089 Altona Meadows VIC 3028
Tel: 03 9315 8809
Web: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~aissg/>

ECONOMICS
Australian Coalition for Economic Justice
Social Justice Monitor, 117 Ipswich Road Woolloongabba Q 4102
Web: www.acej.cafeprogressive.com/>

WORK AND CO-OPS
Australia Co-op
Co-operative Federation of Victoria, 71 Franciscan Avenue, Frankston VIC 3199
Tel: 03 9785 6704
Fax: 03 9785 6542
Web: http://www.australia.coop/>
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Level 2, 393 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 03 9663 5266
Fax: 03 9663 4051
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.actu.asn.au/>

ENVIRONMENT
Greenpeace Australia
Level 4, 35-39 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: 02 9261 4666
Web: http://www.greenpeace.org.au/>

 BRITAIN

GENERAL
The Commission for Equality and Human Rights is due to bring together the work of the following three equality commissions:
Commission for Racial Equality
St Dunstan’s House, 201-211 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GZ
Tel: 020 7939 0000
Fax: 020 7939 0001
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.cre.gov.uk/>
Equal Opportunities Commission
Arndale House, Arndale Centre, Manchester M4 3EQ
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 0161 838 1733
Tel: 0845 601 5901
Web: http://www.eoc.org.uk/>
Disability Rights Commission
FREEPOST MID 02164, Stratford upon Avon CV37 9BR
Tel: 08457 622 633
Textphone: 08457 622 644
Fax: 08457 778 878
Web: www.drc-gb.org>

WOMEN
Women and Equality Unit
35 Great Smith Street London, SW1P 3BQ
Tel: 0845 001 0029
Web: womenandequalityunit.gov.uk>

LGB AND INTERSEX
Stonewall
46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Tel: 020 7881 9440
Fax: 020 7881 9444
Minicom: 020 7881 9996
Web: http://www.stonewall.org.uk/>
UK Intersex Association
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ukia.co.uk/>

WORK AND CO-OPS
Co-operatives UK
Web: http://www.cooperatives-uk.coop>
Trades Union Congress
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Tel: 020 7636 4030
Email [email protected]]
Web: http://www.tuc.org/>

ECONOMICS
New Economics Foundation
3 Jonathan Street, London, SE11 5NH
Tel: 020 7820 6369
Fax: 020 7820 6301
Web: http://www.neweconomics.org/>
Child Poverty Action Group
94 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF
Tel: 020 7837 7979
Fax: 020 7837 6414
Web: http://www.cpag.org.uk/>
Jubilee Debt Campaign
Web: http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk>

CANADA

GENERAL
International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development

1001 de Maisonneuve Blvd East, Suite 1100, Montreal, Quebec H2L 4P9
Tel: 514 283 6073
Fax: 514 283 3792
Web: http://www.ichrdd.ca/>

RACE
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation
4576 Yonge Street, Suite 701, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6N4
Tel: (toll free) 888 240 4936 or 416 952 3500
Fax: (toll free) 888 399 0333 or 416 952 3326
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.crr.ca/>
Assembly of First Nations
One Nicholas Street, Suite 1002, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
Tel: 613 241 6789
Fax: 613 241 5808
Web: http://www.afn.ca/>

WOMEN
The National Action Committee on the Status of Women
234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K5
Tel: 416 932 1718
Fax: 416 932-0646
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.nac-cca.ca/>

LGBT AND INTERSEX
EGALE
205–176 Gloucester St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0A6
Tel: 613 230 1043 or 888 204 7777
Fax: 613 230 9395
Web: http://www.egale.ca>
Intersex Society of North America
4500 9th Ave NE, Suite 300, Seattle WA 98105
Tel 206 633 6077
Fax 206 633 6049
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.isna.org/>

WORK AND CO-OPS
Canadian Labour Congress National Headquarters
2841 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8X7
Tel: 613 521 3400
Fax: 613 521 4655
Web: http://www.clc-ctc.ca/>
Canadian Co-operative Association
Co-operative House 400, 275 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2L6
Tel: 613 238 6711
Fax: 613 567 0658
Web: http://www.coopcca.com/>

ECONOMICS
Canadian Council on Social Development
309 Cooper Street, 5th Floor Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0G5
Tel: 613 236 8977
Fax: 613 236 2750
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ccsd.ca/>

ENVIRONMENT
David Suzuki Foundation
Suite 219, 2211 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, V6K 4S2
Tel: 604 732 4228 or (toll free) 800 453 1533
Fax: 604 732 0752
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/>

IRELAND

GENERAL
Equality Authority
Clonmel Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 4173333
Lo-call 1890 245545
Fax: 01 4173366
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.equality.ie/>

LGBT AND INTERSEX
Gay and Lesbian Equality Network
6, South William Street, Dublin
Email: (mailto:[email protected])[[email protected]]

ENVIRONMENT
VOICE
7 Upper Camden Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 475 0467
Fax: 01 476 2042
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.voice.buz.org/>

NEW ZEALANDAOTEAROA

RACE
Human Rights Commission
PO Box 6751, Wellesley Street, Auckland
Tel: 09 309 0874
Fax: 09 377 3593
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.hrc.co.nz/>
Maori websites:
Mana Online http://www.manaonline.co.nz>
Maori.Org.NZ www.maori.org.nz]

WOMEN
Coalition for Equal Value Equal Pay
Web: http://www.cevep.org.nz/>

LGBT
Gay & Lesbian Business & Professional Association
Web: http://www.gap.org.nz/>
Gender Hope
PO Box 21285, Christchurch
Tel: 03 332 1409.

DISABILITY
Health & Disability Commissioner
Level 10, Tower Centre 45 Queen St, PO Box 1791 Auckland
Tel: 09 373 1060
Fax: 09 373 1061
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.hdc.org.nz/>

WORK
Equal Employment Opportunities
Trust Level 5, 56 Cawley Street, Ellerslie, Auckland
Tel: 09 525 3023
Fax: 09 525 7076
Email: [email protected]
New Zealand Co-operatives Association
Web: http://www.nzco-ops.org.nz/new/homepage.htm>

ENVIRONMENT
Greenpeace
NZ 113 Valley Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
Tel: 09 630 6317
Fax: 09 630 7121
Freephone: 0800 22 33 44
Web: http://www.greenpeace.org.nz/>

UNITED STATES

RACE
National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People
4805 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Tel: 410 521 4939
Web: www.naacp.org]

WOMEN
Women’s Environment and Development Organization
355 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 100178 6603
Tel: 212 973 0325
Fax: 212 973 0335
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.wedo.org/>

LGBT
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1700 Kalorama Road NW, Washington DC 20009-2624
Tel: 202 332 6483
Fax: 202 332 0207
Web: http://www.ngltf.org>
Intersex Society of North America
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