Date: Monday 6 July 2018 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 Location: Bentham House, UCL Faculty of Laws, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG Cost: Free Find out more and register.
The Home Office has opened bids for its Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme to protect against hate crime. Bids close on 10 August 2018.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.
Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Cardinal Heenan Centre, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP
Cost: Free to some women’s organisations (find out more below), £25 for members of the Women’s Resource Centre or £50 for non-members
The Women’s Resource Centre is delivering a training session on how the Equality Act 2010 can be used to challenge discrimination, with a particular focus on women’s rights.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse (pdf), in May 2018.
The Gang Matrix is is a racially biased database criminalising a generation of young black men.
This is according to Amnesty International, who have published a May 2018 report on the Gang Matrix; a database of suspected gang members in London and an associated campaign.
It claims that the database is a practice of the Metropolitan Police and other government services which view youth violence, gun and knife crime in London through a politicised lens of a ‘war against the gang’.
Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.
The ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.
The APPG on Hate Crime have launched the ‘How do we build community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise?’ inquiry in May 2018.
This inquiry aims to gather evidence of how hate speech and hate crime impact on communities. With the findings, the APPG will make recommendations on how to strengthen community cohesion.
There is an urgent need to increase support and protection for migrant women and consider measures which should be included in the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.
This is according to the May 2018 briefing by End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on women living in the ‘hostile environment’ (pdf).
An estimated 342,000 jobs were paid below the National Living Wage in 2017. Total unpaid wages amounted to £3.1 billion in 2016.
This is according to the May 2018 report (pdf) on enforcement of employment rights by the government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement.