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.
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‘We urge you – do not allow the clock to be turned back on women’s rights, and do not turn your back on the women of Northern Ireland.’
The Fawcett Society has, with other women’s organisations, issued an open letter to the Prime Minister on abortion rights. This June 2017 letter has been prompted by the General Election results, itself prompted by upcoming Brexit negotiations and news that Theresa May is seeking to strike a deal with the DUP, a party that opposes abortion.
Read the full letter.
11 women’s charities and networks have created a website with a full rundown of the most important issues facing women in the June 2017 general election.
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The European Commission has launched a May 2017 consultation on social inclusion and shared values for young people. And in particular, how education and non-formal learning can help create more socially cohesive societies.
Submissions must be made by 11 August 2017.
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Natalie Sedacca is a solicitor specialising in Civil Liberties and tweets at @nataliesedacca.
With the June 2017 general election fast approaching, and the contest looking closer than anticipated, Natalie Sedecca looks at the issue of human rights and civil liberties. She offers a snapshot of some key debates and areas of disagreement, with its main focus on the positions of the two major parties as set out in their manifestos and other recent announcements.
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The Equality Trust has published its annual Wealth Tracker (pdf). This May 2017 report examines the wealth of Britain’s 1000 wealthiest citizens, and how this increase in wealth could have been spent differently to help address social problems in Britain.
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End Violence Against Women has published a May 2017 manifesto (pdf), outlining priorities for ending violence against women and girls in the UK.
Continue reading “End Violence Against Women manifesto: Priorities for Government”
In preparation for the 2017 general election, Mencap has published three guides around voting and campaigning. They include one for people with a learning disability on registering to vote and voting itself, a guide for those supporting people with a learning disability and an easy read guide to campaigning.
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