In March 2016, The Trade Union Congress (TUC) published a short report on how Britain’s membership of the EU has led to significant improvements in the rights of women at work.
The Equinet Working Group on Equality Law published ‘Fighting discrimination on the ground of race and ethnic origin’ in February 2017.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee published a report on ensuring strong equalities legislation after Brexit in February 2017, after an earlier inquiry. Our Chief Executive, Ali Harris, said “We welcome the four positive recommendations made by the committee which seek to embed equality into the UK legislative and policy framework, specifically aided by civil society organisations.”
The Community and Security Trust published their Antisemtitic Incidents Report 2016 in January 2017. CST recorded 1,309 antisemitic incidents in 2016, the highest annual total CST has ever recorded.
In January 2017, the Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) organised a conference following discussions from women throughout the country, who have expressed concerns about Scotland’s place in the negotiations on the UK leaving.
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 European Women’s Lobby published a December 2016 report on Brexit and women’s rights.
British Future published in December 2016 the report of their inquiry into securing the status of nationals from the European Economic Area living in the UK. The Inquiry’s report calls on the Government to make a clear public commitment that the 2.8 million Europeans in the UK can stay.
The European Commission published a report, ‘The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace: sexual orientation and gender identity – Report on good practices’, in October 2016.
In August 2016, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations on the UK’s twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports.