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equal opportunity

1) n. a right supposedly guaranteed by both federal and many state laws against any discrimination in employment, education, housing or credit rights due to a person's race, color, sex (or sometimes sexual orientation), religion, national origin, age or handicap. A person who believes he/she has not been granted equal opportunity or has been outright sexually harassed or discriminated against may bring a lawsuit under federal and most state laws, or file a complaint with the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission or a state equal opportunity agency. 2) adj. a term applied to employers, lenders and landlords, who advertise that they are "equal opportunity employers," subtly suggesting all others are not, even though they are required by law to be so. (See: affirmative action)

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One of the objectives of the Commission is to organise sensitisation campaigns for the promotion of equal opportunities and the elimination of discrimination.
She lauded the issuance of instructions by Civil Service Bureau (CSB) to set up equal opportunities' committees in official and government establishments in activation of CSB's Board's resolution to establish permanent committees for equal opportunities in government bodies.
Many new structures to implement the Third Action Programme for equal opportunities for women and men (1997-2000) for Commission personnel were established during 1998.
Al-Bunudha, in her speech, lauded the efforts of Equal Opportunities Committee and the SCW's role in achieving a number of gains for women at various levels, notably occupying numerous leadership positions in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Social Development Ministry was the first among Bahrain's ministries to establish an Equal Opportunities Unit in October 2010, within the SCW's plan for the advancement of Bahraini women and with the approval of the Cabinet.
The meeting discussed the proposed national model for integrating the needs of women and men and develops it to go along with the equal opportunities advanced stage reached in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Hala Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women thanked GPIC for having established such an equal opportunities Unit and offered her sincere gratitude to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.
The University, since its establishment, have ensured that both genders have equal opportunities, thus, the committee was established.
The forum, organised by the university's Equal Opportunities Committee, will be held tomorrow and focus on boosting equality and empower women in sciences, technology, engineering and maths.
Article 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution mandates equality and equal opportunities only as far as state is concerned.
The new elections law is based on all principles and laws of the Constitution and it guarantees equal opportunities and supports (holding) healthy elections," information advisor of Egypt's Construction and Development Party Khalid al-Sharif told FNA in Cairo on Sunday.
Bahrain Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza on Saturday issued an edict to set up an Equal Opportunities Commission at the National Oil and Gas Authority.

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