Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments. This is part one of a two-part series on trans rights. Part two will explore gender identity and children.
The LGBT Consortium published their third annual impact report, Impact 2016, in January 2017. The report explores the impact of the organisation as well as the impact of the Consortium’s members.
The Mental Health Taskforce produced The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in February 2016, making 58 recommendations to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health. The Government responded in January 2017.
The Social Mobility Commission published a report on ethnicity, gender and social mobility in December 2016. The report provided an analysis of the effect gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status have on life chances in the education system and labour market.
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.
Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies, produced a study ‘Making Europe more equal: A legal duty?’ in December 2016.
The House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities (WESC) published a report on employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK in July 2016, making 17 recommendations to tackle disadvantage in this area. The Government responded in December 2016.
Equinet, the European Directory of Equality Bodies, produced a perspective ‘Innovating at the Intersections: Equality bodies tackling intersectional discrimination’ in November 2016. This Equinet Perspective aims to set out the contribution of equality bodies to intersectionality issues, as well as suggesting ways forward for further developing this work in the future.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a report, ‘Protecting human rights: key challenges for the UK’s third Universal Periodic Review’, in December 2016. This report sets out the ongoing human rights challenges in Great Britain across 12 different areas of life, including education, health and privacy.
The office of the Children’s Commissioner produced a report on the support provided to young carers in England in December 2016. The report highlighted that more than 160,000 children in England have formal caring responsibilities – and of these, 130,000 are missing out on support from local authorities.