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.

EHRC Wales: ‘Protecting and promoting equality and human rights’

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'Protecting and promoting equality and human rights' records the EHRC's work with partners to strengthen the equality and human rights agenda in Wales in 2013/14, and sets out priorities for the next 12 months.
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Survey to collect views on improving the lives of women and girls in the UK

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The Government Equalities Office wants to hear from you on what progress you think is being made by business and the government to improve the lives of women and girls in the UK.
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The Serious Crime Bill and related material

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Overarching documents on the Serious Crime Bill, including supplementary memorandum and fact sheets, were updated on 23 October 2014.
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CASE blog: Disabled people are worth the minimum wage

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A blog by Abigail McKnight and Tania Burchardt says that 'Lord Freud's widely-reported recent remark that some disabled people are not "worth" the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is not supported by CASE research'.
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Care Act guidance and factsheets

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In October 2014, the Government published revised regulations and guidance on the Care Act for local authorities.
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Equally Ours call for human rights stories

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Equally Ours is collecting more stories which show how important human rights are. If you have a story about human rights you’d be willing to share, Equally Ours would love to hear from you.
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Hate crimes, England and Wales 2013 to 2014

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In October 2014, the Government published statistics on hate crimes and racist incidents in England and Wales recorded by the police in 2013 to 2014.
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Policy paper on Scottish devolution

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A Command Paper published on 13 October 2014 sets out the proposals of the 3 main UK political parties for further devolution, including some proposals relating to equality legislation.
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Human Rights Committee report on the Serious Crime Bill, Criminal Justice and Courts Bill and the Armed Forces Bill

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In October 2014, the Joint Committee on Human Rights publish its 'Report on the Serious Crime Bill, Criminal Justice and Courts Bill and the Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill'.
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Extended deadline – EHRC call for evidence on religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery

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In August 2014, the EHRC launched a call for evidence on religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery. The deadline for submissions has been extended until 31 October 2014.
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Call for proposals: Promoting the Equality and Human Rights Framework

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EDF has published a call for proposals: 'Promoting the Equality and Human Rights Framework to social justice and campaigning NGOs in London'. The closing date for bids is Monday 10 November 2014 at 9am.
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Tender: EDF Research Network feasibility study

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The EDF Research Network is commissioning a feasibility study to inform its future strategy and work plan from autumn 2015. The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on Monday 3 November 2014.
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Call for contributions – Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice

EDF and the EDF Research Network are calling for contributions to ‘Beyond 2015’ – a cross-sector and multidisciplinary project about equality, human rights and social justice in the UK.
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