Equality and Human Rights News

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Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into trans equality

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The Women and Equalities Committee is holding an inquiry considering how far, and in what ways, trans people still have yet to achieve full equality.
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UNHCR concluding observations on the UK’s seventh periodic report

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In July 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Committee published its 'Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.
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Report on ‘Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage’

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'Pregnance and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage' was published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 23 July 2015.
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Further consultation on reforming Judicial Review

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In July 2015, the government launched a consultation on 'Reform of Judicial Review: Proposals for the provision and use of financial information'. The consultation runs until 15 September 2015.
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Consultation on Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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This consultation seeks views on the Government’s manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. The consultation closes on 6 September 2015.
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July 2015 budget – and the impact for equality and social justice

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his summer Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2015.
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House of Lords Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – call for evidence

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A House of Lords Committee set up especially to look at the Equality Act 2010 and its impact on disabled people has published a call for written evidence to be submitted before 4 September 2015.
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GEO post-legislative memorandum – the Equality Act 2010

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In July 2015, the Government Equalities Officer published a memorandum providing a factual account of developments since the Equality Act 2010 received Royal Assent.
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Ali Harris to lead the Equality and Diversity Forum as new Chief Executive

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The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ali Harris as Chief Executive.
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EDF guidance for the voluntary sector on the Equality Act, the PSED and ‘due regard’

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EDF published leaflets to help VCS organisations use the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty in their work.
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Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice

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Published in June 2015, this collection of essays from across the UK highlights how making connections between different agendas, sectors and places can help tackle disadvantage and inequality more effectively.
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Charles’ story: Who cares…when they don’t even know your name?

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Equally Ours has partnered with Age UK to make this film because we need people to talk about human rights for older people.
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EDF invitation to VCS organisations

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EDF is inviting VCS organisations to include their details on EDF’s online directory of organisations to help signpost members of the public and practitioners to their services.
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