EDF Resources

The Equality and Diversity Forum commissions research, produces leaflets, responds to consultations and holds events about equality and diversity. This section contains links to all available EDF resources and states which are available in printed format on request.

Brexit: Implications for Equality and Human Rights Law

March 9, 2017
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Ebony Riddell Bamber, EDF Research and Impact Director, writes about our February 2017 Brexit and Equality seminar.
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EDF and Government response – NHS charging proposals

February 17, 2017
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Responses to a consultation on proposals to further extend charging for overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS; including the Royal College of Nursing, the TUC, and the Race Equality Foundation. The Government responded in February 2017.
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Government Consultation and EDF Response – Reforming the Employment Tribunal system

January 21, 2017
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The Government launched a consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system in December 2016. We responded to this consultation in January 2017.
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Justice Committee inquiry on courts and tribunals fees and charges – oral evidence session

December 9, 2016
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The House of Commons Justice Committee published its report on courts and tribunals fees in June 2016; the Government then responded in November 2016. The Committee has arranged to take oral evidence from Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister of State for Courts and Justice, in a one-off evidence session on Wednesday 14 December at 4.00pm, to discuss the Government Response.
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The Bach Commission on access to justice: EDF response and interim report

December 9, 2016
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The Fabian Society is providing the secretariat to Lord Willy Bach’s Commission on Access to Justice, which will explore establishing access to justice as a fundamental public entitlement. The deadline for submissions passed in May 2016. In November 2016 the Commission published an interim report, 'The crisis in the justice system in England & Wales'.
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EDF strategy 2016-2020

August 18, 2016

The Equality and Diversity Forum launched their strategy for 2016-2020, 'Key to all our futures', in July 2016. The strategy sets out what the EDF intends to do to help bring about positive change.
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Report of EDF Research Network and QMUL seminar on fair treatment at work

July 8, 2016
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In June 2016, the EDF Research Network and the Centre for Research on Law, Equality and Diversity held a seminar to discuss 'Raising the bar on equality and fair treatment at work'.
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EDF briefing on the EU

April 29, 2016
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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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EDF invitation to VCS organisations

April 1, 2016
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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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EDF response to gender pay transparency regulations consultation

March 18, 2016

In March 2016, the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) published a response to the government consultation on gender pay transparency reporting and regulations.
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Equally Ours: Rights for Life publication on human rights

March 18, 2016
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In March 2016, Equally Ours published 'Rights for Life' - sharing stories on how human rights have been used in people's lives.
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Imkaan and EVAW video: ‘I’d just like to be free’

March 18, 2016
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A video by Imkaan and the End Violence Against Women Coalition, in collaboration with Equally Ours, shines a light on the impact sexual harassment has on the lives of young women.
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Amanda Ariss receives OBE in New Year’s Honours List

January 7, 2016
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Amanda Ariss, former CEO of the Equality and Diversity Forum, has received an OBE in recognition of her services to equality and human rights, in the New Year’s Honours List 2016.
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Freedom of Information – consultation and responses

December 21, 2015

EDF and some of its members responded to the call for evidence by the Commission on Freedom of Information to oppose any weakening of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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EDF Research Network and EHRC seminar: ‘Is Britain Fairer?’ Assessing the evidence and identifying the gaps

December 21, 2015

This seminar was a first opportunity for the research community to hear about and respond to ‘Is Britain Fairer?’
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Human Rights Day 2015 and launch of Rights for Life webpage

December 21, 2015
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To celebrate Human Rights Day 2015, the Equality and Diversity Forum’s Equally Ours project launched a new Rights for Life webpage.
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Letter to mark International Human Rights Day 2015

December 14, 2015

A letter from the Equality and Diversity Forum and 150 other organisations marking International Human Rights Day was published in the Times newspaper on 10 December 2015.
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Solutions for Equality and Growth – report and resources

December 7, 2015

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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Report of EDF Research Network seminar on intergenerational fairness

November 22, 2015
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On 4 November 2015, the Equality and Diversity Forum Research Network held a seminar exploring issues of intergeneration fairness that was attended by approximately 40 people from research, policy and voluntary sectors.
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EDF response to the public consultation on the 2021 Census

September 3, 2015
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In August 2015, the Equality and Diversity Forum responded to the Office for National Statistic's consultation on possible topics for the 2021 Census.
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openDemocracy blog on changing public support for human rights

July 9, 2015

In a blog for openDemocracy, Rachel Krys says that amidst widespread negative views on human rights in the UK, public opinion research can help improve outreach strategies.
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Ali Harris to lead the Equality and Diversity Forum as new Chief Executive

June 17, 2015
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The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ali Harris as Chief Executive.
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EDF guidance for the voluntary sector on the Equality Act, the PSED and ‘due regard’

June 17, 2015
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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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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, EDF Resources, Equality Duty - Guidance – Non Government, Equality Duty - News and Developments, Training and guidance

Charles’ story: Who cares…when they don’t even know your name?

April 29, 2015
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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

April 29, 2015
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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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Beyond 2015 portal launch

April 13, 2015

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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NGO equality and human rights manifestos and hustings

March 30, 2015
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On 11 March 2015, EDF held a hustings for its members and associates that was attended by Benali Hamdache for the Green Party, Sharon Hodgson MP for Labour and Margot James MP for the Conservatives.
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Update on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, and EDF and other briefings

February 25, 2015
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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015
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Update on the Deregulation Act and EDF briefings

January 30, 2015
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The Deregulation Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015.
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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, EDF Resources, Policy and law

How to talk about human rights – new short guide

January 20, 2015
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In January 2015, Equally Ours launched 'How to talk about human rights', drawing together the insight from Equally Ours’ extensive research in this area.
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