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Age-based discrimination: an underestimated reality
A company was prosecuted for rejecting a 59-year-old man's application because of his age.
If you are 45 years old or older, you are far more likely to be the victim of discrimination on the job market. For instance, a 59-year-old man's application was explicitly rejected because of his age. The labour tribunal of Ghent judged this to be a pure case of age-based discrimination. Unia welcomes the prosecution of a case that is symptomatic of a serious social and generally underestimated problem.
Unia’s survey on the acceptance of homosexuals/bisexuals: a positive evolution in mind-set even though there is still progress to be made
Upon Unia's request, iVOX conducted a survey among 1,000 people on the social perception of homosexuality/bisexuality and attitudes towards LGB (lesbians, gays and bisexuals) people. Despite an advanced legislative framework and positively evolving social acceptance, the survey revealed continuing blockages among certain groups or in sectors such as teaching and employment. During Belgian Pride and the international day against homophobia and transphobia, Unia launched a campaign to combat stereotypes that still persist regarding homosexuals/bisexuals.
8 April: International Roma Day. Four Roma have the floor
8 April: Today, at the International Roma Day, Unia gives the floor to four human beings. All four with Roma-identity, all four proud of it. But these four individuals are much more than their Roma-identity alone. Therefore they speak here about their their dreams, their inspiration and their consolation.
The Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities is now Unia
The Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities has been renamed Unia.
Spotlight on publications
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.