Ali Harris, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee – and called for mapping of equality, diversity and human rights issues across government on the impact of Brexit.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee launched an inquiry into ensuring strong equalities legislation following EU exit in October 2016. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 9 November 2016. The Equality and Diversity Forum made a written submission. Other submissions can be seen on the Committee website.
The Welsh Government’s consultation on a National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence closed on 10 October 2016.
The Government published their hate crime action plan for 2016, ‘Action against Hate: the UK government’s plan for tackling hate crime’ in July 2016.
On 31 May 2016, the European Commission together with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unveiled a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.
The government strategy for 2016 to 2020 to end violence against women and girls provides an overview of the wide range of actions the government will be taking towards its strategy of ending violence against women and girls.
The ‘Violence Against Women and Girls Newsletter – Winter 2015’ has information about the Government’s refreshed Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy and other developments.
A taskforce to help reduce violence against women and girls on university campuses was announced by Business Secretary Sajid Javid on 6 September 2015.
A cross-government declaration outlining the UK’s progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage was published on 22 July 2015.
New measures aimed at bringing an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK were announced on 6 February 2015 – International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.