Become a Member

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Equality and Rights Network (EaRN)

The Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) aims to enable individuals, groups, organisations and communities of interest to work in partnership with public services to advance equality, promote human rights and tackle inequality and poverty.

The activities of EaRN are coordinated by the EaRN Development Worker and the EaRN Administration and Communications Officer and overseen by the EaRN Project Board.  Our activities are supported and enhanced by Volunteer Project Assistants, and Volunteer Equalities Ambassadors.

EaRN aims to work with its membership to create a platform for change, from which the voices of those experiencing marginalisation, discrimination and inequality can be heard.


Who can join EaRN?

Membership is open to individual and organisations, projects or community groups who:

  • work to tackle inequalities and poverty
  • champion human rights and equality for all
  • believe in creating opportunities for those affected by inequality and discrimination to have their voices heard

What does membership of EaRN involve?

Members of EaRN will be:

  • invited to attend regular meetings
  • informed of and consulted on developments and reviews in public services
  • invited to share the views and needs of those served by their group or organisation
  • invited to identify areas of overlap between the work of EaRN Members
  • asked to work alongside fellow EaRN members towards the overall aims of EaRN
  • asked to identify areas or themes for EaRN to focus on
  • offered opportunities to promote their services, projects and activities through EaRN channels
  • invited to attend and/or participate in EaRN events
  • be asked to help promote EaRN activities and opportunities
  • opportunities to invite EaRN staff and volunteers to deliver talks to or facilitate discussions within their groups or organisations
  • opportunities to engage in dialogue with public services

How to apply

Joining EaRN is easy! Just take a few minutes to fill in our online registration by clicking on one of the buttons below.

If you would prefer a hard copy of the registration form please call 0131 225 0630, write to us at Equality and Rights Network, 222 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ, or email us at