Bright Blue report: Britain Breaking Barriers – Strengthening Human Rights and Tackling Discrimination

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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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Just Fair and Doctors of the World paper: Right to Health for All

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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Human Trafficking Foundation report: Separated and Unaccompanied Minors in Europe

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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”

Fawcett Society report: Does Local Government Work for Women?

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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 (pdf) concludes that local government is ‘not fit for the future’ as a result of a range of outdated practices and attitudes that hold back gender equality.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?”