Campaigns and projects

This section contains information about some current and recent equality and human rights projects and campaigns.

Please note that the Equality and Diversity Forum does not endorse the material provided.

Freedom Charity campaign to end FGM

February 6, 2017
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A national campaign to end female genital mutilation was launched in February 2017, to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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Jo Cox Commission to tackle loneliness – #HappyToChat

January 31, 2017

The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched in January 2017. It aims to start a national conversation about the scale and impact of loneliness in the UK.
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Action on Hearing Loss campaign and report: Working for Change

January 31, 2017
Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss launched their campaign 'Working for Change' and corresponding report 'Working for Change: Improving attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace' in January 2017.
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‘Better Than That’ campaign against hate crime

December 9, 2016

A national anti-hate crime campaign backed by the government, Better Than That, was launched on Thursday 1 December 2016 in response to the rise in incidents after the EU referendum.
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European Network on Statelessness campaign infographic: #StatelessKids

November 23, 2016

The European Network on Statelessness published its second #StatelessKids campaign infographic in November 2016. It explains how children get their nationality, why they become stateless and what states need to do to end childhood statelessness.
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Inter Faith Week – 13 to 20 November 2016

November 11, 2016
InterFaith Network UK

Inter Faith Week 2016 will run from Sunday 13 November to Sunday 20 November in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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Age UK report on Attendance Allowance – ‘The Choice Is Mine’

October 28, 2016
Age UK

Age UK published its report on Attendance Allowance, The Choice Is Mine, in October 2016. This latest research confirms findings from previous Age UK surveys, and shows that Attendance Allowance makes a big practical difference to the older disabled people who receive it.
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World AIDS Day teacher resources – 1 December 2016

October 28, 2016
National AIDS Trust

World AIDS Day 2016 takes place on 1 December 2016. The National AIDS Trust published teacher resources for the day in October 2016.
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BIHR Joint Civil Society Report to the United Nations

October 2, 2016
BIHR

The British Institute of Human Rights released their Joint Civil Society Report to the United Nations in September 2016. The report is to use when the UK undergoes its third Universal Period Review in April/May 2017.
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Teaching resource Our Migration Story

October 2, 2016

The Runnymede Trust in partnership with academics at the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester launched their online project 'Our Migration Story: The Making of Britain' in September 2016.
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Women’s Budget Group resource: May Monitor

October 2, 2016
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The Women's Budget Group released an online resource, May Monitor, in September 2016. The project aims to track the actions of Theresa May’s Government and highlight whether they will help meet the promises made by her at the start of her premiership.
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Disability Rights UK: Leadership Academy Programme

October 2, 2016
Disability Rights UK

The Leadership Academy Programme (LAP), is a programme designed specifically for junior/middle level managers, who want to progress in their careers and have a disability or a long term health condition.
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EHRC campaign to end pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

September 15, 2016
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has joined forces launched Working Forward in September 2016, a new national initiative to support pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace.
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JRF anti-poverty strategy: We can solve poverty in the UK

September 15, 2016
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched its anti-poverty strategy, 'We can solve poverty in the UK', in September 2016. The report makes clear the many links between poverty and protected characteristics, most notably the disproportionate way poverty affects women, BME and disabled people, and single parents.
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National Hate Crime Awareness Week – 8-15 October 2016

September 15, 2016

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 will take place from 8 to 15 October and the team at 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign are calling for help in spreading the word.
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Scottish partnership project on women’s inequality at work – ‘Close the Gap’

August 31, 2016

Close the Gap is a partnership project working in Scotland on women's participation in the labour market. The project works with employers, employees and policymakers to enable and encourage action to address the causes of women's inequality at work.
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Inclusion London Disability Justice Project

August 31, 2016
Inclusion London

Inclusion London launched its Disability Justice Project in August 2016. The Disability Justice Project will support London Deaf and Disabled People's Organisations to use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make their rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality.
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SCVO campaign to promote Human Rights in the third sector

August 31, 2016

In August 2016m, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) launched Introducing the #RightApproach, a campaign to promote Human Rights in the third sector.
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Kick It Out campaign – ‘Call Full Time On Hate’

August 31, 2016
Kickitout

‘Call Full Time On Hate’ aims to unite football to tackle rising levels of hate in football and wider society.
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REF report: Calling for a national strategy to address rising race and religious hate crime

August 18, 2016
Race Equality Foundation

The Race Equality Foundation published a report 'Calling for a national strategy to address rising race and religious hate crime in England and Wales', written by Dr Leander Neckles, in July 2016.
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Mind campaign: Life Support

August 5, 2016
Mind

Mind launched their campaign Life Support in 2016. The campaign aims to defend life support services which help many people with mental health problems live a full life and stay well.
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Law Society campaign: ‘End legal aid deserts’

August 5, 2016
Law Society

The Law Society launched a campaign 'End legal aid deserts' in July 2016. The campaign calls for the government to urgently address the issue of areas without provision of housing legal aid.
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Government campaign: ‘Disability Confident Britain’

July 19, 2016
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The national Disability Confident campaign aims to encourage employers to become more confident about employing disabled people.
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Launch of Alliance against Antigypsyism

July 19, 2016

The Alliance of Antigypsyism launched in July 2016 and produced a reference paper. The Alliance is an occasional coalition of organisations that promote equality of rights for Roma, to advance a better understanding of antigypsyism.
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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) – UK examination and submissions and UN review

July 8, 2016

In June 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) will examine the UK’s State report, on the basis of the list of issues decided upon in October 2015.
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Statement condemning evictions of Roma and Travellers in Europe

July 8, 2016

In June 2016, international organisations came together in a statement condemning evictions of Roma and Travellers in Europe.
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Responses to post-Brexit rise in racist incidents

July 8, 2016

Many organisations condemned the rise in racist incidents that was reported following the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
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BIHR pilot resources on mental health, mental capacity and human rights

June 21, 2016
BIHR

The British Institute of Human Rights released pilot versions of their resources on mental health, mental capacity and human rights in June 2016.
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EHRC campaign: ‘Power to the Bump’

June 9, 2016
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched their Power to the Bump campaign in May 2016. The campaign aims to highlight young mothers' rights at work in an effort to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
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Out Loud: LGBT Voices in Health and Social Care

June 9, 2016
LGBT Consortium

The National LGB&T Partnership launched Out Loud: LGBT Voices in Health & Social Care, a narrative of LGBT needs in June 2016.
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