‘The UK is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world’ says the March 2018 Equality Trust manifesto.
Equality Trust have published their National, Local and Individual Manifestos designed to help people across the UK take action to reduce inequality.
The manifestos states:
We must protect and progress workers’ rights: strengthen trade union rights
and introduce employment rights from day one
We must explore the most effective ways of distributing wealth fairly and
efficiently: establish an independent Commission on Wealth
We must end child poverty: reinstate child poverty targets and commit to
eliminating child poverty
We must tackle our housing crisis: establish a large scale house building
programme, prioritising social housing and truly affordable housing,
built to high quality and environmentally friendly standards.
Find out more about the Equality Trust’s manifestos.
Read the manifesto in full (pdf).
The Disabled Children’s Partnership launched the Secret Life of Us campaign in June 2017.
LGBT young people continue to face significant challenges in Britain’s schools, finds a June 2017 Stonewall report.
The Sutton Trust have published a May 2017 Mobility Manifesto which sets out ten practical policy steps to put social mobility at the heart of the 2017 election campaign.
Young Minds and the National Autistic Society launched a March 2017 campaign to improve the rights of young people in inpatient units. The campaign called for NHS England to adopt the Always Charter, which set out twelve rights that young people in inpatient units and their families should always have.
A national campaign to end female genital mutilation was launched in February 2017, to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched in January 2017. It aims to start a national conversation about the scale and impact of loneliness in the UK.
The European Network on Statelessness published its second #StatelessKids campaign infographic in November 2016. It explains how children get their nationality, why they become stateless and what states need to do to end childhood statelessness.
This Commission to improve mental healthcare provision for children and young people was launched in January 2016.
CRAE’s See it, Say it, Change it project gives children and young people a chance to tell their side of the story to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.