The AFBI Equality Unit was formed in January 2011 as part of AFBI Human Resources and is based at AFBI HQ, Newforge Lane, Belfast.
AFBI is committed to equality of opportunity and the promotion of a culture of rights and responsibilities in order to fulfil its statutory obligation in compliance with Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and all Equality Legislation as set out by the Northern Ireland Government.
Under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (the Act), AFBI, in carrying out its functions relating to Northern Ireland, is required to have due regard to promote equality of opportunity between:
- persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
- men and women generally;
- persons with a disability and persons without; and
- persons with dependants and persons without
Without prejudice to these obligations, AFBI is also required, in carrying out its functions, to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.