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Horizontal Theme 3 - Equal Opportunities

The United Nations sees community participation as an important tool in its Sustainable Development Goals – particularly Goal 5: Gender Equality, and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Good community engagement is an important element of the GISI. Adhering to best practice will ensure that protected characteristic groups (such as young mothers) which commonly are missed in consultation will be empowered to express their needs. As a result they are more likely to value and use the greenspaces improved as part of the GISI.

There are nine Protected Characteristics specified within the Equality Act 2010:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Projects are required to be scoped and designed to be as inclusive as possible, to increase participation in training and volunteering opportunities by local people and groups with protected characteristics and ensure that there is equal opportunity to access and participate in greenspaces.

 

 

 

 

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