Working with young people to explore four key liberation campaigns for groups within society that face discrimination.
Equality for Us is a chance for young people to explore four key liberation campaigns for groups within society that face discrimination. We look at what equality is and how it affects young people as individuals as well as the reasons why the fight for equality goes on.
The events consist of interactive issue-based workshops and plenary sessions. The British Youth Council recognises that some groups are either under-represented or discriminated against in our society. In particular those in BME, Disabled, LGBT groups, women and those in faith groups. As part of the British Youth Council's commitment to combat discrimination and to promote an active equal opportunities policy we provide specific opportunities for members of these groups so that with targeted support, they can work to combat inequality in society. The purpose is to meet together, share experiences and propose ways to support each other and help BYC as a whole determine its policy and campaigns in these areas. These British Youth Council members events are known as Equality4U and Young People and Faith, and complement other opportunities for everyone at Conventions or the British Youth Council Annual Council. These comply with the requirements of Equalities Act 2012 Code of Practice.