Diversity Barometer Housing
Access to housing is faced with numerous pitfalls: inadequate public offer, cost of private housing, insalubrity, economic crisis, lack of suitable housing, etc. Added to this is the issue of discrimination.
Within the framework of its “Diversity Barometer” project, the Centre has initiated a research programme, in collaboration with the federal Minister for Equal Opportunities, the three regional Ministers for Housing and the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men. Two university consortiums carried out this research, aiming at assessing the extent and the forms of discrimination in both the public and private housing sector.
The Diversity Barometer project aims to elaborate a long-term, structural measurement tool to scientifically draw up an inventory of the behaviour (level of discrimination) and attitudes (level of tolerance) towards the different target groups protected by antidiscrimination laws, as well as the actual participation (level of participation) of these target groups in society. The Diversity Barometer is published every two years and analyses three sectors - employment, housing and education - which are each the subject of a publication in turn.
The Diversity Barometer therefore aims to overcome the lack of statistical and qualitative data relating to discrimination and its mechanisms and provides civil society actors with a tool comprising objective data. This data is useful and necessary for an analysis of their sector of activity and will equip political leaders with a tool to assess and manage the policies being implemented.
Evaluation of federal anti-discrimination legislation (2017)
Article 52 of the Anti-Discrimination Law states that the application and effectiveness of the anti-discrimination laws must be assessed by the Legislative Chambers. Unia has prepared an assessment report on the Anti-Discrimination Law and the Anti-Racism Law based on its own practical experience, national jurisprudence and its general expertise in the fight against discrimination.
Annual report 2015. Living together put to the test.
The year 2015 left a deep mark on our society. Violent conflicts and tensions on a global scale have had a direct impact on us. As we finalise this annual report, Belgium is suffering the repercussions of the bomb attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels.
Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-Term Care (2016)
Monitoring Report on The Human Rights situation of Older Persons in Belgian Residential Care Settings.
Unia’s work expressed in figures for 2016
Unia received no fewer than 5,619 reports of discrimination in 2016. These led to 1,907 case files being opened concerning possible discrimination, hate speech or hate crimes. This represents an increase of 20 percent from 2015.