Equality and Diversity Forum in Dorset

A message from Dorset Race Equality Council:

Every couple of months Dorset Race Equality Council, with support from Dorset Council, organize the Equality and Diversity Forums across Dorset.

On the 19th of March, 5.30 – 7.30, we are visiting Sturminster Newton.

We are now looking for speakers to join and say a few words about their work, organization, community group or project in relation to any of 9 protected characteristics (see below).

If you know anyone who might want to come and promote their work, highlight any issues or simply introduce and network with others – please let us know (http://www.dorsetrec.org.uk/contact-us/).

The presentation does not have to be formal and we are looking for a time slot of 10-15 min.

Equality and Diversity Forum:

The Equality and Diversity Forum is run by Dorset Race Equality Council offering a platform to discuss topical issues relating to protected characteristic groups and facilitate partnership working to advance equality and diversity in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset.
The protected characteristics that are covered by the Equalities Act 2010 are:
age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Objectives of the forums:

> To promote human rights and equality and in particular work towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any combination thereof;
> To build the capability of diverse individuals, groups and organisations within the voluntary and community sector;
> To promote their effective involvement in the development of policy and the planning and delivery of services
> The forum is a channel for communication between diverse individuals and statutory and non-statutory organisations

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