Video: Sam Smethers on the future of equality and human rights To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Equality and Human Rights Commission asked some of the UK's leading equality and human rights experts about changes, challenges and the Commission's contribution. Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, spoke about the advances of human rights legislation in the past decade, and challenges ahead. Read more about our work to make equality law fit for the 21st century here. We launched the Sex Discrimination Law Review to defend legislative protections for women in the face of Brexit, and also chart a course for the future by setting a progressive agenda for women's rights in the UK. Help us make sure that gender equality doesn’t lag even further behind other countries in Europe. Donate to our Sex Discrimination Law Review.