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Eliminating racial discrimination

September 19, 2016

How can the UN help eliminate racial discrimination in the UK? 26th September 2016, 3.30pm-5.30pm NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London Every five years, the UK Government is examined by the United Nation’s CERD Committee to ascertain to what extent they are actively working to eliminate racial discrimination. In August 2016, the CERD committee published their
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Cloisters column: ‘Time for Action – The Lawyers’ Refugee Initiative’

September 15, 2016
Cloisters

Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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Women and Equalities Committee report on workplace pregnancy discrimination

September 15, 2016
HousesofParliament

The Women and Equalities Committee report on Pregnancy and maternity discrimination calls for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a 'shocking' increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade.
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Posted in: Consultations, eNewsletter, Home, Research and reports

Parliamentary Committee inquiry: Disability and the built environment

September 15, 2016
HousesofParliament

The Women and Equalities Committee's inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces is calling for written submissions before 12 October 2016.
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JCHR inquiry into the UK’s record on children’s rights

September 15, 2016
Parliament

The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into the UK's record on children's rights. The inquiry follows the UK assessment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and will consider both the recommendations made by the Committee, as well as considering any implications for children's rights of the Children and Social Work Bill.
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JCHR inquiry into the human rights implications of Brexit

September 15, 2016
Parliament

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into the human rights implication of Brexit. The committee is focusing on three particular issues: privacy and family life; international trade; and other human rights protected by EU law. The deadline for submissions is 10 October 2016.
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Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools inquiry and report

September 15, 2016
HousesofParliament

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. The Committee now invites stakeholders to assess the strength of evidence submitted by the Government to the Committee's inquiry. The deadline for comments was midday on 5 July.
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EHRC section 20 investigation into the Metropolitan Police Service

September 15, 2016
EHRC

The Equality and Human Rights Commission published their report following their section 20 investigation of the Metropolitan Police Service in September 2016.
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Government consultation on caste discrimination and the Equality Act 2010

September 15, 2016
gov.uk

The government is to undertake a full public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010. A key aim of the consultation will be to obtain the views of the public on whether additional measures are needed to ensure victims of caste discrimination have appropriate legal protection and effective remedies under the 2010 Equality Act.
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EHRC report on ‘Crime and disabled people’

September 15, 2016
EHRC

In September 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published 'Crime and disabled people: Measures of disability-related harassment, 2016 update'.
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House of Commons briefing on the impact of Brexit across policy areas

September 15, 2016
HousesofParliament

The House of Commons Library published a briefing on 26 August 2016 on the possible impact of Brexit across policy areas. The areas covered include employment, immigration, police and justice, human rights, and social security.
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CPS crime report 2015-16 on violence against women and girls

September 15, 2016
CPS Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service published its 2015-16 crime report on violence against women and girls in September 2016. The report incorporates data of violence against men and boys.
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EHRC campaign to end pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

September 15, 2016
EHRC

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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Call for input: research on the impact of public spending reductions on LBG&T people

September 15, 2016
UNISON

UNISON has commissioned NatCen to explore the impact of public spending reductions on LBG&T people. NatCen is inviting people who have used and/or provided LGB&T services to contribute to the research (before 20 September 2016).
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British Future report: ‘What next after Brexit? Immigration and integration in post-referendum Britain’

September 15, 2016
British Future

British Future published a report 'What next after Brexit? Immigration and integration in post-referendum Britain', written by Sunder Katwala, Jill Rutter and Steve Ballinger, in August 2016.
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EDF and EHRC event: Prejudice and unlawful behaviour: Insights from NGOs – Monday 3 October 2016

September 15, 2016

The Equality and Diversity Forum and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are hosting a joint seminar for NGOs on the Commission’s recently published Prejudice and unlawful behaviour research report.
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HEAR workshop: Building Trust to Disclose

September 15, 2016
HEAR

The Human Rights and Equality Network (HEAR) is hosting a free workshop on Building Trust to Disclose on 20 September 2016.
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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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Discrimination Law Association conference – 14 November 2016

September 15, 2016
Discrimination Law Association

The Discrimination Law Association is hosting a conference, 'Discrimination Law Today - Threats and Opportunities', on 14 November 2016 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA.
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EDF vacancy: Research and Impact Director

September 15, 2016
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The Equality and Diversity Forum is recruiting for a Research and Impact Director for 3 days per week (up to £45,000 pro rata). The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Monday 26 September 2016. Interviews will take place on Monday 10 October.
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EDF vacancy: Digital Communications Manager

September 15, 2016
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The Equality and Diversity Forum is recruiting for a Digital Communications Manager for 4 days per week (£40,000 pro rata). The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Monday 26 September 2016. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11 October.
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EDF vacancy: Senior Policy and Parliamentary Advisor

September 15, 2016
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The Equality and Diversity Forum is recruiting for a Senior Policy and Parliamentary Advisor for 3 days per week (£40,000 pro rata). The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Monday 26 September 2016. Interviews will take place on Thursday 20 October.
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Vacancy: IARS Deputy Director

September 15, 2016
IARS - Independent Academic Research Studies

The IARS International Institute is recruiting for a part-time Deputy Director. The deadline for applications is 3 October - 1pm.
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Vacancies: EHRC Scotland Committee

September 15, 2016
EHRC

The EHRC is looking for three members to join its Scotland Committee. The closing date for applications is 29 September 2016.
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