In this country, as a result of discrimination, too many people are held back because of who they are rather than what they do, finds a July 2017 Bright Blue report.
Britain Breaking Barriers (pdf) provides a set of policy recommendations to Government to tackle discrimination and protect human rights.
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The Home Office should not have access to NHS patients’ data, and NHS professionals should not be expected to guard our borders, say Just Fair and Doctors of the World.
In a June 2017 position paper (pdf), both organisations identify data-sharing between NHS and the Home Office as a threat to patients’ human rights.
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July 2017 marks 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised consensual sexual relationships between men over 21 in England and Wales.
Through video and discussion, these teaching resources explore legislation that has had an impact on LGBT+ rights in the UK.
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Absolute poverty has changed little over the last decade, finds a July 2017 report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality 2017 (pdf) explores changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, and what that means for local and national inequality.
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Instead of protecting children who have fled to Europe for safety, Government is failing them, finds a July 2017 report (pdf) by the Human Trafficking Foundation.
This independent inquiry continues the work of the APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, which was disrupted by the June General Election. Continue reading “Human Trafficking Foundation report: Separated and Unaccompanied Minors in Europe”
Just 4% of local councils in England have a formal maternity, paternity or parental leave policy in place for councillors, finds a July 2017 Fawcett Society report.
Does Local Government Work for Women? (pdf) concludes that local government is ‘not fit for the future’ as a result of a range of outdated practices and attitudes that hold back gender equality. Continue reading “Fawcett Society report: Does Local Government Work for Women?”