The UK Government’s 2017 Annual Report on Modern Slavery (pdf) provides an overview of modern slavery in the UK, how the UK has responded to this threat over the last 12 months, and how it will respond in future.
Mayor Sadiq Kahn has published his Diversity and Inclusion Vision (pdf) for London; setting out a future that is diverse, inclusive and integrated for residents, workers and tourists.
The Mayor wants to hear from individuals and organisations that can help him and the GLA group make London a more inclusive city. Responses must be received by 11 September 2017.
Britain’s asylum support system fails the most vulnerable, finds a June 2017 report from Refugee Action.
Slipping Through the Cracks (pdf) explores the delays experienced by asylum-seekers, and the impact these have on people already forced to flee conflict, violence and persecution.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has published its July 2017 report on minimum income standards. Rising inflation and fewer state benefits have made it harder for families to have what the public considers “an acceptable minimum standard of living.”
Rigorous impartiality is vital to peace in Northern Ireland. And a Conservative-DUP deal risks “the careful work of decades of peace-building.”
In a June 2017 article for QPol, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast looks at the potential impact of a DUP-Conservative deal on the Northern Ireland peace process.
Human rights are central to the Good Friday Agreement. And Northern Ireland has learned through hard experience “that complacency on rights and equality is not an option.”
In a June 2017 article for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast explores the state of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.
The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) has been carrying out research on the growth of food banks outside the Trussell Trust network, Britain’s biggest food bank network. The research, published in May 2017, shows that the number of food banks in Britain are much higher than Government estimates.
At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children have been recorded in some 80 countries in 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011.
The UN Human Rights Council’s June 2017 panel discussion raised the issues facing unaccompanied minors – and the need to protect the rights of migrant children in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
A report on hate crime in Scotland 2016-17 (pdf) has been published by Scotland’s prosecution service. This June 2017 research brings together figures on race crime with crime motivated by religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.
One in three British children are in ‘multi-dimensional poverty,’ finds a June 2017 Unicef report. Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries (pdf) says that the UK has some of the highest levels of hunger and deprivation among the world’s richest nations