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.

Mental Health Taskforce announced


On 24 November 2014, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that he will establish and chair a new Mental Health Taskforce.
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Watch this space – Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice

The Equality and Diversity Forum and EDF Research Network are starting a discussion about how to reduce inequality by working more effectively across sectors and disciplines.
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CEDAW and CRC Call on States to End Harmful Practices Against Women and Girls

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On 4 November 2014, CEDAW and CRC issued joint General Recommendation No. 31/General Comment No. 18 on harmful practices.
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International hate crime data for 2013


In November 2014, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released its data for 2013 on its Hate Crime Reporting website.
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Human Rights Committee report on Modern Slavery Bill


On 13 November 2014, the Joint Committee on Human Rights published its Third Report of the 2014–15 Session, Legislative Scrutiny: (1) Modern Slavery Bill and (2) Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill.
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Call for participants: Equality and Human Rights Framework for VCS organisations

Equality Human Rights Framework

Do you work for a campaigning and social justice London Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisation? Then EDF would like to hear from you!
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Call for tenders: EDF and Citizens Advice project on ‘Solutions for Equality and Growth’

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EDF and Citizens Advice have published a call for tenders for qualitative research and training. The deadline for submitting a tender is 5pm on Friday 12 December 2014.
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EHRC Wales: ‘Protecting and promoting equality and human rights’


'Protecting and promoting equality and human rights' records the EHRC's work with partners to strengthen the equality and human rights agenda in Wales in 2013/14, and sets out priorities for the next 12 months.
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Survey to collect views on improving the lives of women and girls in the UK


The Government Equalities Office wants to hear from you on what progress you think is being made by business and the government to improve the lives of women and girls in the UK.
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Equally Ours call for human rights stories


Equally Ours is collecting more stories which show how important human rights are. If you have a story about human rights you’d be willing to share, Equally Ours would love to hear from you.
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