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Racial Equality Strategy 2014-2024

The Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014 - 2024 will establish a framework for Government departments (and others) to tackle racial inequalities, to eradicate racism and hate crime and along with Together: Building a United Community, to promote good race relations and social cohesion.

A Sense of Belonging: Delivering Social Change through a Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014 – 2024

The First Minister and deputy First Minister launched the new Racial Equality Strategy for consultation on 19 June 2014. The proposals were developed with minority ethnic representative groups and representatives of the wider community through our Racial Equality Panel.
The Strategy aims to establish a framework for Government departments and others:
  • to tackle racial inequalities and to open up opportunity for all;
  • to eradicate racism and hate crime; and
  • along with Together: Building a United Community, to promote good race relations and social cohesion.
The Strategy also sets out six strategic aims that the Executive will pursue in eradicating racism and tackling racial inequalities.
  • Elimination of Racial Inequality
  • Combating racism and hate crime
  • Equality of Service Provision
  • Participation
  • Social Cohesion
  • Capacity Building
The public consultation exercise ended on the 10 October 2014. You can still download the draft Racial Equality Strategy consultation document at the link below.

Measuring progress of the Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014 – 2024

To monitor the success of the Racial Equality Strategy, OFMDFM, in conjunction with an expert advisory group, developed a draft set of Racial Equality Indicators for consultation. This consultation looked specifically looking at the Racial Equality Indicators and ran concurrently with the main Racial Equality Strategy consultation.
The indicators take into account the shared aims and objectives of the forthcoming Racial Equality Strategy and measure progress under a set of four Key Strategic Priorities:
  • The Equality of Service Provision (including health, education, housing, employment, learning and sport)
  • Combating Prejudice, Racism and Hate crime
  • Participation, Representation and Belonging
  • Respecting Cultural Diversity
The public consultation exercise ended on the 10 October 2014. You can still you can access the consultation document at the link below.

Contact us

OFMDFM Equality Directorate
Racial Equality Unit
Room E4.15
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SQ
Email: race.equality@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
Tel: 028 9052 8560

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