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Equity, Equality, and Inclusion

    Results: 12

  • Children’s Rights (17)
    TD-1600.3100-140

    Children’s Rights

    TD-1600.3100-140

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws that protect children from arbitrary treatment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of maltreatment; and which promote social measures that are designed to enhance the well-being of children.
  • Disability Rights (17)
    TD-1600.3100-180

    Disability Rights

    TD-1600.3100-180

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.
  • Education Discrimination (4)
    FT-1800.1800

    Education Discrimination

    FT-1800.1800

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe they have been denied equal access to student loans or scholarships, or to educational programs at preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational, postsecondary, postgraduate or professional school levels based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
  • Employment Discrimination (2)
    FT-1800.1850

    Employment Discrimination

    FT-1800.1850

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied equal access to employment or that they have been treated unfairly as employees, i.e., that they were sexually harassed or denied equal pay for equal work, passed over for a promotion, denied training opportunities or fired on the basis of their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Also included are programs that provide assistance for job applicants who feel they have been denied employment because of a military service obligation or help restore job seniority and pension rights which have been withheld from military service personnel because of an absence from work due to a service obligation.
  • Housing Discrimination (8)
    FT-1800.3000

    Housing Discrimination

    FT-1800.3000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied an opportunity to purchase, lease or rent the home or apartment of their choice due to their age, gender, family composition (including families with children under the age of 18 and pregnant women), race or color, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status, actions that are prohibited by the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments Act of 1988 in the U.S. Federal fair housing law also extends limited protection to recovering alcoholics who actively and regularly participate in a medically based treatment or AA program, and people with a drug use disorder including those who have prior convictions for illegal drug use (but not for drug dealing or manufacture). Assistance may also be available to other individuals who are protected from housing discrimination by state or local laws with a broader set of protected categories, or which cover properties that are exempt from federal fair housing laws but are protected under state law.
  • Immigrant Rights (7)
    YZ-3350

    Immigrant Rights

    YZ-3350

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of immigration.
  • Legal Assistance For Discrimination (5)
    FT-1025

    Legal Assistance For Discrimination

    FT-1025

    Programs that provide assistance for individuals who believe that their rights have been violated and need access to an attorney who is qualified to argue their case. The law differentiates between civil rights, i.e., the basic right of freedom from discrimination based on personal characteristics such as gender, race or disability, and civil liberties which are basic freedoms including the right to free speech, the right to privacy, the right to remain silent in a police interrogation, the right to be free from unreasonable searches of one's home, the right to a fair court trial, the right to marry and the right to vote. Civil liberties are either explicitly identified in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, or have been established by interpretations through the years by legislatures or the courts.
  • LGBTQ Rights (5)
    TD-1600.3100-400

    LGBTQ Rights

    TD-1600.3100-400

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning or are in the process of coming out.
  • Older Adult Rights (11)
    YZ-6100

    Older Adult Rights

    YZ-6100

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of older adults and their interests.
  • Racial Equity (23)
    TD-1600.3100-200

    Racial Equity

    TD-1600.3100-200

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of one or more specific ethnic groups.
  • Veterans’ Rights (11)
    FT-1000

    Veterans’ Rights

    FT-1000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
  • Women’s’ Rights (5)
    TD-1600.3100-950

    Women’s’ Rights

    TD-1600.3100-950

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of women.