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.

New ministers for Justice and for Women and Equalities – July 2016

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Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister on 13 July 2016, a number of new ministers were appointed.
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Government response to House of Lords report on Equality Act and Disability

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On 7 July 2016, the Government published its Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Equality Act 2010's impact on disabled people.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: ‘Race rights in the UK’

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In July 2016, the EHRC published 'Race rights in the UK. Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in advance of the public examination of the UK’s implementation of ICERD'.
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EHRC – ‘What to do if you’re worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet’

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'What to do if you're worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in July 2016.
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Take part in the EDF 2016 digital survey

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The Equality and Diversity Forum invites you to take part in its digital survey for 2016. It will allow us to develop and enhance the websites and social media presences of EDF, the EDF Research Network, and Equally Ours. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 5 August 2016.
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Cloisters column: ‘A part of inclusion? Disabled people and the right to a fair hearing’

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Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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Women and Equalities Committee report on transgender equality and Government response

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There is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people, despite welcome progress, according to a parliamentary report published in January 2016. The Government responded and announced new measures in July 2016.
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Report of EDF Research Network and QMUL seminar on fair treatment at work

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In June 2016, the EDF Research Network and the Centre for Research on Law, Equality and Diversity held a seminar to discuss 'Raising the bar on equality and fair treatment at work'.
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Responses to post-Brexit rise in racist incidents

Many organisations have condemned the rise in racist incidents that has been reported following the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission – human rights resources

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The human rights section of the EHRC website details everything you need to know about human rights and how they are protected, including a section on what people should do if they think their rights have been breached.
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FRA compendium of practices for addressing hate crime

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In May 2016, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a compendium of practices from across the EU on how to combat hate crime.
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EHRC invitation to submit strategic cases

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is inviting legal advisors to contact the Commission if they have a case that resonates with the strategic litigation policy and the business plan of the EHRC.
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EDF briefing on the EU

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The Equality and Diversity Forum produced a briefing on the European Union in April 2016, in anticipation of the referendum on the issue on 23 June 2016.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission – Is Britain Fairer?

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The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain was published in October 2015. Further reviews for Wales, Scotland, and England have also been published.
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Equally Ours: Rights for Life publication on human rights

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In March 2016, Equally Ours published 'Rights for Life' - sharing stories on how human rights have been used in people's lives.
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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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