Posts Tagged ‘equality’

It often feels we’re moving in the wrong direction on equality. The language of fairness has infiltrated debate, despite it often being used against redistribution and social justice. Anyhow, the Green Party decided last week to create a new Equality and Diversity policy, it’s an interesting process and hopefully one that will generate real debate about what we mean by equality and how are we going to achieve it. I should declare that I signed this motion, so I’m not exactly neutral!

Read the full article at Bright Green.

Much can be said about an organisation by its definition of ‘young’.  While 18 to 25 years is widely accepted as the default,18 to 30 pushes the box closer towards young adults, grown up and settled down.  However, in local government, a ‘young councillor’ is considered to be anyone under the age of 35.  So why is it that young people are largely absent or in a significant minority in local government?

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