The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a scheme to help improve the quality and availability of advice across Great Britain.
More than 100,000 women and girls in the UK are at risk of and living with the consequences of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and so called ‘honour-based’ violence.
This is according to the October 2017 report from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) and Southall Black Sisters.
Liberty, Amnesty International UK, the Public Law Project and JUSTICE have issued a joint briefing on the rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
“Equality is a right, not a hand-out or a tool for political negotiations.”
In 2007–08, the conviction rate for hate crime cases was 79.8%. In 2016–17 this rose to 83.4%, an increase of 3.6 percentage points.
This is from the Crown Prosecution Service’s annual hate crime report, in October 2017.
The Angiolini review is an independent review into serious incidents and deaths in custody, undertaken by Dame Elish Angiolini.
Over a ten year period, violence against women and girls (VAWG) convictions have risen from 51,974 to 84,565 – a 63% rise.
More than 5,300 cases of hate crime were reported in Scotland over the past year, with many other incidents going unreported.
In partnership with Police Scotland and the Crown Office (COPFS), the Scottish Government have launched a new campaign against hate crime.
The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) have relaunched the strategic legal fund for vulnerable young migrants.
Concerns have been raised about sexual harassment in all stages of education.