Equality and Human Rights News

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Women and Equalities Committee report on workplace pregnancy discrimination

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The Women and Equalities Committee report on Pregnancy and maternity discrimination calls for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a 'shocking' increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade.
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Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools inquiry and report

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In April 2016 the Women and Equalities Select Committee launched the first parliamentary inquiry into the scale and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools. The Committee now invites stakeholders to assess the strength of evidence submitted by the Government to the Committee's inquiry. The deadline for comments was midday on 5 July.
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Government consultation on caste discrimination and the Equality Act 2010

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The government is to undertake a full public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010. A key aim of the consultation will be to obtain the views of the public on whether additional measures are needed to ensure victims of caste discrimination have appropriate legal protection and effective remedies under the 2010 Equality Act.
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JRF anti-poverty strategy: We can solve poverty in the UK

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched its anti-poverty strategy, 'We can solve poverty in the UK', in September 2016. The report makes clear the many links between poverty and protected characteristics, most notably the disproportionate way poverty affects women, BME and disabled people, and single parents.
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Equality and Diversity Forum vacancies

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The Equality and Diversity Forum is recruiting for three exciting roles. The deadline for all applications is 5 pm on Monday 26 September 2016.
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Government audit to tackle racial disparities in public service outcomes

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On 27 August 2016, the Prime Minister Theresa May launched an audit of public services to reveal racial disparities and to help end the injustices that many people experience.
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UN race committee concerns about post-referendum increase in UK hate crimes

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In August 2016, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations on the UK's twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports.
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EHRC race report: ‘Healing a divided Britain’

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On 18 August 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published 'Healing a divided Britain: the need for a comprehensive race equality strategy'.
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Government consultation on Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Public Sector Employers

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On 18 August 2016, the Government Equalities Office published a consultation on ‘Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Public Sector Employers’. The consultation runs until 30 September.
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Government hate crime action plan 2016

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The Government published their hate crime action plan for 2016, 'Action against Hate: the UK government's plan for tackling hate crime' in July 2016.
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EHRC report on the ‘Causes and motivations of hate crime’

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A report on the 'Causes and motivations of hate crime' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 29 July 2016.
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EHRC report on ‘Prejudice and unlawful behaviour’

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'Prejudice and unlawful behaviour, exploring levers for change' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 29 July 2016.
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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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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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