‘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.
Continue reading “UK Feminista and NEU report: Sexism in Schools”
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.
Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry: Defending Human Rights – Attitudes to Enforcement”
The Grenfell Tower fire caused catastrophic loss of life for which the State may have been responsible.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a December 2017 inquiry following the fire. Continue reading “EHRC inquiry: Following Grenfell”
‘Britain is the home of human rights’ – but Conservative voters and politicians are often seen as skeptical of our human rights framework.
This is according to a report from the independent think tank Bright Blue. Published in December 2017, Individual Identity (pdf) explores how Conservatives think about human rights and discrimination. Continue reading “Bright Blue report: Individual Identity – Understanding how Conservatives Think about Human Rights and Discrimination”
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial Order) 2018 (HFEA). The deadline for submissions is 8 January 2018.
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Poverty rates for children and pensioners are on the increase – a reversal of 20 years of reduced poverty in the UK.
This is according to UK Poverty 2017 (pdf), a December 2017 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Continue reading “Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: UK Poverty 2017”
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children accounted for 60% of all child arrests by the Metropolitan Police in 2016.
This is according to figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform, compiled in November 2017 from FOI requests. Continue reading “Howard League for Penal Reform statistics: Ethnicity Analysis of Child Arrests”