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 guidance on diversity for the TV broadcasting sector

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'Thinking outside the box: Supporting the television broadcasting industry' was published in August 2015 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
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Select Committee Inquiry into courts and tribunals fees and charges

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In July 2015, the Justice Select Committee launched an inquiry into fees and charges in courts and tribunals. Written submissions are to be submitted by 30 September 2015.
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EDF response to the public consultation on the 2021 Census

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In August 2015, the Equality and Diversity Forum responded to the Office for National Statistic's consultation on possible topics for the 2021 Census.
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European Commission Roadmap to address the challenges faced by working families

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In August 2015, the European Commission published a Roadmap as part of an initiative to address the low participation of women in the labour market.
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Consultation on the National Minimum Wage

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The Low Pay Commission is conducting a consultation to inform its report on the National Minimum Wage rates. The consultation runs until 25 September 2015.
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Acas guides to identify, tackle and prevent discrimination in the workplace

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In August 2015, workplace expert, Acas, launched a series of equality guides to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent discrimination in the workplace.
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Solutions for Equality and Growth – online survey

Citizens Advice and the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) are conducting three short surveys as part of the Solutions for Equality and Growth project. The surveys will close on 31 August 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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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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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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