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Equality, Human Rights and Social Change

  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Public Authorities
  • Equality SchemeFind out more about OFMDFM's Equality Scheme and the various ways that we monitor the implementation and progress of the scheme. Find out too about the quinquennial statutory review of equality schemes that is just getting underway in all the government departments.
  • AgeIn this section you will find information on policy and strategies relating to Age Equality.
  • Childcare Strategy The Programme for Government 2011-15 commits the Executive to publish and implement a Childcare Strategy with key actions to provide integrated and affordable childcare.
  • Children and young people
  • Poverty and Social InclusionThe vision for the Anti-Poverty Strategy is the development of a society which aims to enable its citizens to be fully participative, to realise their full potential and live free from poverty and social exclusion.
  • DisabilityFind out more about the latest changes to the definition of disability and view the new guidance.
  • Gender EqualityThe implementation  of the Gender Equality Strategy is one of the Executive's key Programme for Government commitments.
  • Sexual OrientationThe Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) has undertaken to publish a Sexual Orientation Strategy and Action Plan.