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.
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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.
Continue reading “nia report: ‘I’m no criminal’ – Examining the Impact of Prostitution-Specific Criminal Records on Women Seeking to Exit 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).
Continue reading “Law Society review: Access denied? LASPO Four Years On”
The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.
The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights? leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.
Continue reading “Children’s Rights Alliance for England leaflets: How Well are we Respecting Children’s Rights?”
Starting in June 2017, Liberty has launched a five-year campaign to put decency, compassion and fairness back at the heart of UK politics.
Continue reading “Liberty campaign: Keep Britain Kind”
Working in close partnership with parents, the Disabled Children’s Partnership launched the Secret Life of Us campaign in June 2017.
The campaign aims to bring to life the realities of challenges disabled children, young people and their families face, as well as reveal the parts of their lives that most people do not see. Continue reading “Disabled Children’s Partnership campaign: the Secret Life of Us”
Think Business, Think Equality (developed by Close the Gap) have launched a June 2017 online self-assessment tool for small and medium businesses to find out how their business can benefit from improved gender diversity.
Continue reading “Think Business, Think Equality Self-Assessment Tool: Good Equalities Practice”
Shaping Our Lives feel that disabled people are under-represented as foster carers – and are researching the experiences of disabled people who have been, or applied to be, foster carers.
Continue reading “Shaping Our Lives survey: Disabled People Becoming Foster Carers”
The Barrow Cadbury Trust has launched the Connect Fund (previously known as the Social Investment Infrastructure Fund) – a £1.8 million fund for grants and investments.
Continue reading “Barrow Cadbury Trust funding: the Connect Fund”