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House of Lords report on Equality Act and Disability – Government and EHRC responses

July 26, 2016
HousesofParliament

On 7 July 2016, the Government published its Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Equality Act 2010's impact on disabled people.
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Cloisters column: ‘A part of inclusion? Disabled people and the right to a fair hearing’

July 19, 2016
Cloisters

Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, eNewsletter

New ministers for Justice and for Women and Equalities – July 2016

July 19, 2016
gov.uk

Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister on 13 July 2016, a number of new ministers were appointed.
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Government response to further consultation on Judicial Review and new request for views

July 19, 2016
gov.uk

In July 2016, the Government published its consultation response including a request for further views on the provision of financial information to other parties (before 18 August 2016).
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Posted in: Consultations, eNewsletter, Research and reports

Equality and Human Rights Commission report: ‘Race rights in the UK’

July 19, 2016
EHRC

In July 2016, the EHRC published 'Race rights in the UK. Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in advance of the public examination of the UK’s implementation of ICERD'.
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EHRC – ‘What to do if you’re worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet’

July 19, 2016
EHRC

'What to do if you're worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in July 2016.
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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, Debate, eNewsletter, Equality and Europe, Home, Research and reports, Training and guidance

Home Department Minister statement on hate crime

July 19, 2016
Parliament

Karen Bradley MP, the Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for the Home Department, made a statement on 29 June 2016 regarding hate crime.
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Government campaign: ‘Disability Confident Britain’

July 19, 2016
gov.uk

The national Disability Confident campaign aims to encourage employers to become more confident about employing disabled people.
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Evaluation of anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying programme

July 19, 2016
gov.uk

In July 2016, the Government Equalities Office published the findings from a mixed method evaluation of a programme to tackle and prevent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
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European Parliament adopts resolution to apply UN’s human rights recommendations

July 19, 2016
European Union / European Commission / EU / EC

The European Parliament formally reacted to the UN’s recommendations from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and made a report in July 2016.
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Posted in: eNewsletter, Equality and Europe, Policy and law

Equality Commission NI recommendations on Programme for Government Framework

July 19, 2016
Equality Commision Northern Ireland ECNI

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland responded in July 2016 with recommendations for the Northern Ireland government on their Programme for Government Framework. Their full response is available along with a key point briefing.
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Take part in the EDF 2016 digital survey

July 19, 2016
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The Equality and Diversity Forum invites you to take part in its digital survey for 2016. It will allow us to develop and enhance the websites and social media presences of EDF, the EDF Research Network, and Equally Ours. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 5 August 2016.
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Posted in: Consultations, EDF Resources, eNewsletter, Home, Online resources

TUC polling on opinions on Brexit

July 19, 2016
TUC Trades Union Congress

The Trade Union Council released a press release on 13 July 2016 following polling they had conducted on voters' opinions on Brexit. The poll showed that both Remain and Leave voters supporting maintaining vital rights like maternity leave (73% of Remain and 69% of Leave voters) and maintaining protection against discrimination at work (80% of Remain voters and 77% of Leave voters).
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Posted in: eNewsletter, Equality and Europe, Research and reports

Shadow report for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

July 19, 2016
runnymedelogo

The UK will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in August 2016. A number of NGOs have worked together under the Runnymede Trust's leadership, to produce a shadow report.
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Report on Time to Change: people facing less mental health discrimination

July 19, 2016
Time to Change

New research published in July 2016 shows that people with mental health problems in England are facing less stigma and discrimination than ever before.
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UCAS publishes first equality reports for individual universities

July 19, 2016

UCAS published reports on universities' admissions data by sex, area background and ethnic group in June 2016. These data cover applications, offers, and placed applicants by sex, area background, and ethnic group at 132 larger universities.
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British LGBT+ people still feel the need to lie about their sexuality

July 19, 2016

A poll of more than 1,000 LGBT+ people commissioned by Pride in London and published in June 2016 finds that a majority of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community feel the need to lie about their gender or sexual identity.
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Marie Curie report on LGBT people and end of life care

July 19, 2016

Marie Curie published a report in June 2016 on end of life care for LGBT people. ‘Hiding who I am: Exposing the reality of end of life care for LGBT people’ looks at the barriers that prevent LGBT people from accessing end of life care and highlights their real-life experiences.
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FRA report: women refugees at high risk of gender-based violence

July 19, 2016
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

A report published by the Fundamental Rights Agency in June 2016 finds that women and girls fleeing from persecution or turmoil in their home countries are particularly at risk of physical, sexual and psychological violence when seeking sanctuary, in transit and when they arrive in the EU.
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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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EIGE glossary and thesaurus of gender terms

July 19, 2016
European Institute for Gender Equality

The European Institute for Gender Equality produced a glossary and theasurus of gender and gender equality terms.
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ROTA training on using the Equality Act – 1 & 3 August 2016

July 19, 2016
ROTA

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is holding free two day training on 'Using the Equality Act 2010' for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities.
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Inter Faith Week – 13 to 20 November 2016

July 19, 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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Posted in: Campaigns and projects, eNewsletter, Events, Training and guidance

Equal Rights Trust vacancy: Legal and Programmes Officer

July 19, 2016
Equal Rights Trust

The Equal Rights Trust is advertising for a Legal and Programmes Officer. The deadline for applications is 9 am on Monday 15 August 2016.
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Posted in: eNewsletter, Vacancies and grants

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