Mind is recruiting a Senior Parliamentary Officer to lead the strategic direction of Mind’s work in Westminster. The position is full-time and based in Stratford, London. The closing date for applications is 28 August 2018.
The Government needs to acknowledge the importance of the internet to disabled people and commit to ensuring that the internet is no more dangerous for those with disabilities than those without. This is according to a July 2018 report by a cross-party group of MPs on the safety of disabled people online.
The Cabinet Office is seeking views on proposed changes to electoral law aimed at improving political debate, and helping electors to make an informed decision at the ballot box. The consultation closes on 22 October 2018.
The Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) call on the government to put sexual harassment at the top of the agenda in a July 2018 five-point plan to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace.
On 21 July 2018, the Home Office announced a 2-year £8 million fund to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse. The funding is open to bids until 19 September 2018.
A July 2018 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assesses progress on women’s rights since 2013, in areas including: enhancing the status of international human rights in domestic law gender-based violence, harassment and abuse participation in political and civic life access to civil justice human trafficking and modern slavery detention and asylum health, …
The government’s Domestic Abuse Fund 2018-2020, worth £18.8 million, will support proposals for the provision of core support for refuges and other accommodation-based services. The closing date for applications is 17 August 2018.
The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July 2018 which proposes a ‘principled and practical’ Brexit.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
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.