The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking views on recommendations in the Matthew Taylor Review of modern working practices on the enforcement of employment rights.
Children’s interests cannot take second place to adult concerns, says a January 2018 report from Coram. Continue reading “Coram report: Respected and Protected – Securing a Better Future for all Children”
Our legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform, finds a January 2018 report (pdf) from the Fawcett Society.
“Warning bells are sounding that rights women have gained during 42 years of EU Membership could be at risk, and in some instances wiped out.”
This is according to the Deeds Not Words colloquium report (Word), published in January 2018.
The Public Accounts Committee launched an inquiry into mental health in prison in October 2017. A report (pdf)was published in December 2017. Continue reading “Public Accounts Committee inquiry and report: Mental Health in Prisons”
The House of Commons Library have published an overview of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, and Equality Impact Assessments. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: the Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Impact Assessments”
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has published the ninth report in its World Migration series: World Migration Report 2018 (pdf). Continue reading “International Organisation for Migration: World Migration Report 2018”
The Scottish Government is determined to show leadership in advancing race equality, tackling racism and addressing the barriers that prevent people from minority ethnic communities from realising their potential.
A Fairer Scotland for All (pdf), published in December 2017, sets out the key actions Scottish Government will take over this Parliamentary session to drive positive change for minority ethnic communities. Continue reading “Scottish Government: Race Equality Action Plan 2017- 2021”
‘Sexism in schools is endemic – but it is not inevitable’, finds a December 2017 report (pdf) from UK Feminista and the National Education Union (NEU).
Consistent and ongoing action is required from schools, Government and education bodies to tackle it.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on factors that may impede individuals from using the UK’s human rights framework effectively. The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2018.