Inclusion London have launched a project which supports London Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPO) use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make their rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality.
Since 1918, 490 women have been elected to parliament. In 2018, there are 209 women MPs. For every woman currently in the House of Commons, there are twice as many men. A visual essay by 50:50 Parliament illustrates the history of gender representation in the House of Commons, with detailed demographics and policy implications.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
‘We need to think about prevention not only cure. A human rights approach offers a helping hand; fresh-thinking, a framework for action, and one which places human dignity at the centre of services.’ This message is from Stephen Bowen, Director of The British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR) as they publish a factsheet on human rights and …
Too many LGBT+ people still don’t feel safe and comfortable at work. Unions have an essential role to play in fighting this discrimination. This is according to the 2018 Trade Union Congress (TUC) Pride campaign which calls for all LGBT+ people to join a union.
The Home office have produced a May 2018 user guide (pdf) to their statistics. This resource provides figures on the levels and trends in numbers of people who are covered by the UK’s immigration control and related processes, based on a range of administrative and other data sources used.
Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.
During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018, we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.
We’ve launched our online handbook, Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice, in May 2018 . This handbook will help everyone working in welfare benefits advice to make practical use of the Equality Act to solve everyday discrimination problems and fill the ‘discrimination advice gap’.
‘Many young Muslim people say abuse is so commonplace it is normalised, but teachers feel ill-equipped to tackle issues of Islamophobia in the classroom.’
This is according to the May 2018 report (pdf) from EqualiTeach, who have created a resource for primary and secondary school teachers to educate students about Islamophobia.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published an April 2018 handbook (pdf) on the Equality Act, for those advising on discrimination cases in England and Wales.