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Equality Annual Report outlines progress for a more diverse Wales

Action to increase disabled people’s independence, reduce hate crime and improve diversity on public sector boards are just some of the achievements outlined in the Welsh Government’s Equality Annual Report 2012/13 published recently.

The report highlights action taken to promote equal opportunities and tackle barriers to social justice. It looks at such things as improving childcare access, helping disabled people live independently, reducing violence against women and supporting young people into work.

It is the first year the Government has reported on progress against its eight equality objectives. These are outlined in our Strategic Equality Plan, which was published in 2012 following public engagement.

Jeff Cuthbert, the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, said:

“Taking action to meet our eight equality objectives shows our commitment to making Wales inclusive, equal and fair for all.

“This year’s annual report is positive evidence of the progress that is being made in Wales in tackling barriers to equality and inclusion and promoting equality of opportunity, and thus achieving better social and economic outcomes for the citizens of Wales.

“I am proud of our successes and am taking action to meet all eight objectives.”

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