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.

EDF briefing on the EU

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The Equality and Diversity Forum produced a briefing on the European Union in April 2016, in anticipation of the referendum on the issue on 23 June 2016.
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Cloisters: School attendance awards

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Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools inquiry launched

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In April 2016 the Women and Equalities Select Committee launched the first parliamentary inquiry into the scale and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.
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Women and Equalities Committee launches new inquiry into pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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The Women and Equalities Select Committee has launched an inquiry to ask why has pregnancy and maternity discrimination has worsened over the past decade.
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David Isaac proposed as EHRC Chair: correspondence with both committees

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David Isaac has been proposed as the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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Select Committee report on Equality Act and Disability published

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A House of Lords Select Committee report concludes that the Government is failing in its duty of care to disabled people.
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Journal of Poverty and Social Justice – special issue on Equality and Human Rights

The February 2016 issue of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice is a special issue on Equality and Human Rights guest-edited by Dr Tania Burchardt and Dr Moira Dustin.
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Lammy Review of BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System consultation

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The Lammy Review into BAME representation in the criminal justice system has launched its call for evidence. The review will look at the way the CJS deals with young people and adults from BAME backgrounds.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission – Is Britain Fairer?

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The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain was published in October 2015. Further reviews for Wales, Scotland, and England have also been published.
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Equally Ours: Rights for Life publication on human rights

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Equally Ours has produced a publication sharing stories on how human rights have been used in people's lives.
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Equality Duty case law – new case summaries

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The Equality and Diversity Forum's Public Sector Equality Duty microsite was updated in February 2016 with a number of recent cases interpreting how the Duty is implemented.
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Immigration Bill and NHS charging proposals

The Immigration Bill 2015-2016 was published in September 2015. A consultation on extending charging for overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS closed on 7 March 2016.
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Women and Equalities Committee report on transgender equality

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There is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people, despite welcome progress, says a report published in January 2016 by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee.
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Solutions for Equality and Growth – report and resources

This report and resources are part of the Solutions for Equality and Growth project run by Citizens Advice in partnership with the Equality and Diversity Forum and seven Citizens Advice Bureaux.
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EDF guidance for the voluntary sector on the Equality Act, the PSED and ‘due regard’

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EDF published leaflets to help VCS organisations use the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty in their work.
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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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