In response to a widespread lack of data on the experiences of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the European Union, in 2008 the FRA carried out its first large-scale survey covering all the 27 EU Member States.
On 13 May 2009, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities met with the Solicitor General Vera Baird QC MP to discuss the Equality Bill published on 27 April.
Women in the South West are vastly under-represented in the region’s top positions of power and influence across the public and private sectors, according to research carried out by the South West TUC and Equality South West.
The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report ‘The Equality Bill: how disability equality fits within a single Equality Act’ was published on 20 April 2009.
On 29 April 2009 the Equality and Human Rights Commission published ‘Promoting the safety and security of disabled people’.
The final evaluation report of the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All includes four thematic reports on Age, Racial and Ethic Origin, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Mainstreaming.
The British Humanist Association produced a guidance document in 2009 which covers the main legislation and good practice regarding the ‘religion or belief’ equality strand.
The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) published ‘The experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff and students in higher education’ in March 2009.
On 2 April 2009, the European Parliament voted in favour of a new directive to prevent discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
On 19 March 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published ‘Immigration and the labour market: Theory, evidence and policy’.