Coalition Activities

We are targeting specific initiatives to have maximum impact in:

  • engaging and informing BAME communities about the Bill
  • preparing and enabling BAME communities to use the Bill once it is passed
  • informing the policy and legislative process leading to the passing of the Bill, (through face to face meetings with policy makers, lobbying MPs and peers)
  • increasing the awareness and engagement levels of BAME communities (through training, publications and events)
  • collecting evidence and making it available to government and other stakeholders on the specific needs and circumstances of BAME communities, ensuring that they are heard and represented.

To join the Coalition and for further information please contact Dr Elizabeth Henry.

Equality Act 2010 Training Sessions

Introducing the Equality Act 2010 and using the public sector Equality Duty to promote race equality.

ROTA is delighted to join forces with RAMFEL, Asian Women's Resource Centre, Lewisham Refugee Network (LRN), Harrow Equalities Centre and Hounslow Tamil Community Centre to offer free training on the Equality Act 2010.

The Training sessions will take place across the following boroughs:

  • Barking 4th October 2011
  • Brent 18th October 2011
  • Hounslow 20th October 2011
  • Lewisham 1st November 2011
  • Harrow 14th November 2011
  • For more information on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Training session in Croydon click here.

The session will provide:

  • provide a basic introduction to the Equality Act 2010;
  • explain what types of discrimination are unlawful and who is protected;
  • introduce the new Public Sector Equality Duty and explain how this duty may affect voluntary and community organisations as recipients of funding and contracts from public sector bodies;
  • explain how to review and update your policies and procedures and take practical steps to comply with the Act;
  • explore how you can use the Act and the Public Sector Equality Duty to promote race equality and hold public bodies to account;
  • answer your questions and provide information on how to identify sources of information, assistance, guidance and advice.

The training is free for voluntary and community organisations with an annual turnover less than £1million (£75 for VCS organisations with a turnover above £1million). Payments can be made via BACS transfer or cheque (invoices will be generated once we receive your booking).

For more information contact or book a place here.


Submissions and Publications

Here, you can access all the Single Equality Bill ROTA Coalition updates. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. This can be downloaded free of charge from


Single Equality Bill ROTA Coalition updates and downloads – 2009