Failing to include women in front-line Brexit discussions jeopardises the quality of negotiations, argues Charlotte O’Brien in a July 2017 article for the Conversation.
What makes employment possible for low-income lone mothers? And what is it like for children to grow up in a low-income family with a working lone parent?
A July 2017 report (pdf) from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores these issues, through the experiences of 15 families interviewed four times since 2002.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Unison, making employment tribunal fees unlawful. Unison argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.
Continue reading “Unison Legal Victory: ‘A massive win for our union and a massive win for all workers’”
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) conducted a research to better understand the experiences of LGBT+ workers across the UK (pdf), in July 2017. This research provides statistical evidence as well as the stories of LGBT+ workers to give voice to those experiences.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is recruiting a senior associate (programmes) on a permanent basis in Manchester. Applications close on 26 July 2017.
Black people are six times more likely to be stopped and searched, up from four times in 2016. In some parts of the country, this difference is even more stark.
These are the findings of a June 2017 report (pdf) from the Criminal Justice Alliance.
The Department of Health and Care Quality Commission have published a policy paper on the Quality Matters initiative (pdf).
This initiative, launched in July 2017, aims to improve adult social care.
In July 2017, the Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset presented a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England (pdf).
This data was collected by healthcare providers in England, including acute hospital providers, mental health providers and GP practices.
If women cannot exit prostitution and build viable alternatives, they are likely to remain in it and at risk of continued criminalisation.
This is according to ‘I’m no criminal’ (pdf), a report launched in July 2017 by nia, which outlines the legal and policy context in the UK surrounding prostitution.
Four years ago, the then government implemented the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Hundreds of thousands of people, who were eligible on 31 March 2013, became ineligible for legal aid the very next day.
In June 2017, the Law Society reviewed changes introduced under the act (pdf).