Equality and Human Rights News

Welcome to the website of the Equality and Diversity Forum, a national network of equality and human rights organisations. This website brings together a wide range of equality and human rights information and resources provided by EDF and other organisations.

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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New legislation to replace the Child Poverty Act 2010

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On 1 July 2015, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, announced new legislation to replace the Child Poverty Act 2010.
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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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Women and Equalities Select Committee

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Maria Miller was elected as chair of the Women and Equalities Committee in June 2015. The Committee will examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office (GEO).
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UN study of the human rights situation of Roma worldwide

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The Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation of Roma worldwide, with a particular focus on the phenomenon of anti-Gypsyism, was presented to the UN Human Rights Council on 15 June 2015.
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Preventing and tackling LGB and T hate crime

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is aiming to tackle the significant under-reporting of LGB and T hate crime through raising awareness, offering support and building partnerships.
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The Scotland Bill 2015

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The Scotland Bill 2015 was introduced into Parliament on 28 May 2015. It includes a clause covering the implications for the Scottish Parliament's competence to legislate on equalities.
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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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New blogs by Beyond 2015 contributors

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Three new 'Beyond 2015' blogs by Michael Keating, Jiwan Raheja, Dan Robertson explore different equality and human rights concerns.
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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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