UK Independent Mechanism briefing: Government’s response to the UN report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights. This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.

Exiting the European Union Committee report: The Progress of the UK’s Negotiations on EU Withdrawal – March to May 2018

We are at 75%, but the last 25% is the hardest. This is what David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union said on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU Withdrawal. The June 2018 report (pdf) by the Exiting the European Union Committee gives the latest details on Brexit negotiations from …

Women’s Resource Centre: Training on Equality Act 2010 – 29 June 2018

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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.

Women and Equalities Committee report: The Role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the Place of GEO in Government

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The rate of change in the positions of the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is unsatisfactory and unsustainable. It is a source of disruption and confusion, both within the Civil Service and among stakeholders.

This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on the role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the place of GEO in government.