Equality and Human Rights News

Welcome to the website of the Equality and Diversity Forum, a national network of equality and human rights organisations. This website brings together a wide range of equality and human rights information and resources provided by EDF and other organisations.

The Queen’s Speech 2015

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The Queen's Speech on 27 May set out the government’s proposed legislative programme which the Prime Minister called a 'programme for working people' that would 'bring our country together'.
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NGOs call for equalities select committee

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In May 2015, NGO leaders including Marie Staunton from the Equality and Diversity Forum called for 'a new women and equalities select committee'.
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Cabinet appointments – May 2015

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The Prime Minister announced new ministerial appointments in May 2015, including the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Equalities Minister and Michael Gove as Justice Minister.
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Calls to protect migrants’ rights and save lives

In April 2015, many organisations responded to reports that more than 1,700 people are thought to have died this year attempting to cross the Mediterranean in unsafe conditions.
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Charles’ story: Who cares…when they don’t even know your name?

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Equally Ours has partnered with Age UK to make this film because we need people to talk about human rights for older people.
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Showing domestic violence the red card

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Watch this powerful new film that EDF's sister organisation, Equally Ours, has produced with Women's Aid, 'Unpunished', to show that we all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.
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Coalition of Race Equality Organisations: ‘Racial Justice Matters’

A coalition of the UK's leading race equality organisations have produced a call to action for the promotion of race equality in post-election Britain.
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European Parliament: Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world

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In March 2015, the European Parliament adopted its Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world.
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Beyond 2015 portal launch

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The EDF and EDF Research Network Beyond 2015 portal is now live with material from the B2015 conference in February plus additional resources and your contributions.
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Scottish Government: Equality Evidence Toolkit for Public Authorities

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In March 2015, the Scottish Government published an 'Equality Evidence Toolkit for Public Authorities'.
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Scottish Human Rights Commission briefing: ‘Human rights for all – forwards or back?’

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In March 2015, the Scottish Human Rights Commission published a briefing on the future of the UK's human rights laws, setting out a 'progressive test' for any proposals to change the UK’s human rights laws.
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EHRC: ‘Religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery’

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A report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in March 2015 finds that there is widespread confusion over the laws protecting religion or belief in the UK.
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EDF invitation to VCS organisations

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EDF is inviting VCS organisations to include their details on EDF’s online directory of organisations to help signpost members of the public and practitioners to their services.
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