The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new, free training and education resource, Equal Rights, Equal Respect. While this is aimed at teachers to help teach equality and human rights in schools, it is a useful reference point for all forms of diversity training.
The online toolkit, Equal Rights, Equal Respect, includes three videos to use in the classroom exploring the consequences of discriminatory behaviour around race, disability and gender, 12 lesson plans and supporting materials, and interactive student activities. The resources also examine discrimination around age, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity and sexual orientation. The resources and multimedia bring topics such as empathy, diversity, equality law and human rights into the classroom. While the ‘kit’ is aimed at schools, it’s underlying ethos and key messages make it an essential point of reference for all employers reviewing their diversity training packages.