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: ‘Future Fair Financial Decision-Making’

EHRC

'Future Fair Financial Decision-Making' brings to an end this phase of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's work on Fair Financial Decision-Making.
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Government consultation on procurement and the Equality Duty

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This consultation invites views on the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty in relation to public sector procurement. It closes on 20 March 2015.
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Parliamentary committee report: ‘Violence against women and girls’

HousesofParliament

On 19 February 2015, the Joint Committee for Human Rights published a report on 'Violence against women and girls'.
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EHRC: ‘Preventing Deaths in Detention of Adults with Mental Health Conditions’

EHRC

In February 2015, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published the report of its Inquiry looking at non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions in detention in England and Wales.
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Beyond 2015 update: conference and call for contributions

Following the February conference launching 'Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice', EDF and the EDF Research Network are calling for contributions to a new online portal.
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All Party Parliamentary Inquiry Report on Antisemitism

HousesofParliament

The report of the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism was published in February 2015.
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Draft legislation: ‘Scotland in the UK’

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In January 2015, draft legislation 'which will see an unprecedented rise in the powers of the Scottish Parliament was published by the UK Government'.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance: Freedom of Expression

EHRC

In February 2015, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published 'Freedom of Expression Legal Framework'.
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Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech – NGO and other responses

Following the attacks in Paris in January 2015, a number of EDF organisations and other NGOs published responses and comments.
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Fawcett: ‘Where’s the Benefit? An Independent Inquiry into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance’

Fawcett

'Where’s the Benefit? An Independent Inquiry into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance' was published by the Fawcett Society on 5 February 2015.
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TUC guide to ‘Working in the UK’

TUC Trades Union Congress

In January 2015, the TUC launched an online guide called 'Working in the UK' in 13 languages.
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How to talk about human rights – new short guide

Equally-Ours

In January 2015, Equally Ours launched 'How to talk about human rights', drawing together the insight from Equally Ours’ extensive research in this area.
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Report: ‘Monitoring the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’

'Monitoring the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The UK Independent mechanism list of issues interim report' was published in December 2014.
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