Date: 19 March and 23 April 2018
Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
Cost: Free with a £50 refundable deposit
Want help using equality and human rights to achieve your organisation’s core purpose?
We have launched our Equality and Human Rights Framework – a free digital toolkit for voluntary and community sector organisations.
We’re looking for organisations in the North East to register for our Framework learning programme. This free series of workshops will explore how to use the Framework to integrate equality and human rights into your work.
The deadline for registration is 12 March 2018.
Continue reading “Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Learning Programme in North East – March and April 2018”
‘In a democratic society, the press must be accountable for stirring up hate’.
This is according to Rachel Elgy who has launched a January 2018 Crowdjustice campaign to hold the press to account for hate speech and challenge ineffective press regulation.
Continue reading “Crowdjustice campaign: Challenging Hate Speech in the Press”
Date: 19 February 2018
Location: NCVO, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL
Do you want to help improve the quality and quantity of discrimination advice in welfare benefits?
We’ve just launched the Everyday Equality Project (pdf), funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. This project will create a practical online handbook, showing how to effectively use equality and human rights to solve everyday discrimination problems in the welfare benefits system.
We want experts, advisers, advice managers, designers and information providers across both discrimination and welfare advice to join our Everyday Equality User Design and Test Panel and participate in our first User Design and Test Panel Workshop on 19 February.
Sign up to attend the User Design and Test Panel Workshop.
The User Design and Test Panel will play an important role by providing key insight on the practicality and quality of our new handbook.
Continue reading “Our Everyday Equality Project: User Design and Test Panel Workshop – 19 February 2018”
‘We acknowledge the unprecedented nature of the task of converting existing EU law into UK law. But as it stands this Bill is constitutionally unacceptable’, says Baroness Taylor of Bolton on the Lords Constitution Committee’s report (pdf), in January 2018.
Continue reading “House of Lord Select Constitution Committee report: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”
The National Union of Students (NUS) is recruiting a Learning and Development Consultant on a permanent basis in either London, Macclesfield or home-based. Applications close on 20 February 2018.
Continue reading “National Union of Students vacancy: Learning and Development Consultant”
‘More than a quarter of trans people (28 per cent) in a relationship in the last year have faced domestic abuse from a partner’ says a January 2018 report (pdf) from Stonewall.
This report exposes the impact that discrimination, violence and exclusion is having on trans people’s quality of life in Britain today.
Continue reading “Stonewall report: LGBT in Britain”
‘Overall, 7 out of 10 people had been directly victimised in the past 3 years’, says a January 2018 report from the University of Sussex Hate Crime Project.
Continue reading “University of Sussex Hate Crime Project: Final Report”
People with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 9.0%. The unemployment rate for people without disabilities was 3.8%.
This is according to the January 2018 paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper summarises the key statistics on disabled people in employment in the UK.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing paper: People with Disabilities in Employment”
The Scottish Government, COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council have launched a strategy to support refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland’s communities.
New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy (pdf), published in January 2018, aims to coordinate the efforts of organisations involved in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
Continue reading “Scottish Government OSLA and Scottish Refugee Council: Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018 – 2022”