About the event

Join us as we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. At WRC we want to celebrate by giving you the tools you need to speak up for the women in your communities. During this session, we will focus on one tool in particular: Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Public bodies have a duty to pay 'due regard' to the issue of inclusion and cohesion. How they do that varies considerably, however Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are a common tool still used by public bodies to consider the equality implications of their projects and policy decisions and evidence compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty in their work. They are also a powerful accountability tool that our sector can use to hold public bodies to their commitments under the Equality Act.


The event will be facilitated by Rita Chadha who will help us demystify Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) by explaining what they are, how to understand them, and how to use them.

Rita has worked with a large number of local, national and international charities in her 30+ years working in the voluntary sector. In 2013, she used the Equality Act to successfully challenge the government in taking the Go Home vans off the streets of London. Subsequently, she has also used it in a number of challenges against the Home Office, police and local councils. During the pandemic, she was CEO of the Small Charities Coalition and is currently lead for the Advice Services Alliance Ethnically Diverse Advice Providers Network and policy and fundraising consultant for Sikh Women's Aid. Rita is also a local Councillor.


This session is funded by London Councils through the Ascent project. Find out more about the Ascent Support Services to Organisations project here or contact WRC if you require more information on [email protected].


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