Welcome to the official website for the Equality and Rights Network (EaRN), a member-led network that seeks to advance equality, promote human rights and tackle inequality and poverty in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

Use this site to learn more about what we do and how we work, as well as news and updates on equalities and rights issues in Edinburgh and beyond.

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Equality, Diversity, and Rights Framework 2017-21

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The City of Edinburgh Council has produced an Equality, Diversity, and Rights Framework 2017-21, following an 18 month engagement process through EaRN.

The first draft was based on the EaRN Event Report here from May 2016, and more recently EaRN members and Equalities Ambassadors were invited to attend sessions at the City Chambers to discuss and offer further feedback, which has informed this latest version.

The framework outlines the new set of equality outcomes for 2017-21, proposes changes to engagement and empowerment practice, approaches to impact assessment and procurement practice.

If you have any questions about this framework please email strategyandbusinessplanning@edinburgh.gov.uk.