On 4 May 2017 the UK’s human rights record will be examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The UK’s overall human rights record was last reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2012, which resulted in 132 recommendations for improvement.
The NHS published an interactive report in April 2017 on the potential differences in the treatment, health status, and outcomes of people with learning disabilities.
The Parliament’s Education Service launched a March 2017 series of lesson plans that look at equality laws and change over time.
Friends, Families and Travellers launched an online learning programme in April 2017, designed to address key themes and questions that arise in service providers.
The Government launched a February 2017 campaign to raise workers’ knowledge of their rights, ahead of the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates rise in April 2017.
Parliament’s Education Service produced an interactive teaching resource on the first mass petition for women’s suffrage in January 2017. The resource explores the first mass petition for women’s right to vote, now widely accepted amongst historians as the start of the organised campaign.
An interactive tool that allows the public to find out the gender pay gap for their occupation was launched by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening, in December 2016.
The British Medical Association launched their Equality Lens in December 2016. This is an information resource providing an equalities analysis of the UK medical workforce in the UK, and will frame the BMA’s equalities work going forward.
Ali Harris, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee – and called for mapping of equality, diversity and human rights issues across government on the impact of Brexit.
Stonewall launched a survey for LGBT young people aged 11-19 in December 2016. This survey is being carried out for Stonewall by researchers in the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. The survey is about what life in Britain is like as an LGBT young person.