The UN asked for more information on how the UK is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in April 2017. The UK Government responded in July 2017.
Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning is looking to allocate another £1 million funding for research projects. This is their final open call and applications close on 8 August 2017.
Ebony Riddell Bamber, our Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our first seminar on hate crime. Addressing hate crime is one of EDF’s 2016-2017 strategic priorities – get in touch if you’d like to get involved. We held our Hate Crime: Cause & Effect seminar on 12 June, slap-bang in the aftermath of the election …
Dr Omar Khan of the Runnymede Trust, Martha Spurrier of Liberty, Kate Paradine of Women in Prison and others published an open letter in the Guardian in July 2017, on deaths in prison.
The Disabled Children’s Partnership launched the Secret Life of Us campaign in June 2017.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are attacked and harassed because they are seen as different, says a June 2017 Amnesty International briefing. And the response from authorities is inadequate.
Shaping Our Lives is applying for funding to do a study into the experiences of disabled people who have been foster carers or have applied to become a foster carer but have been unsuccessful.
A report on hate crime in Scotland 2016-17 has been published by Scotland’s prosecution service.
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2017 reviews major developments in the field, identifying both achievements and areas of concern.
Inclusion London are supporting disabled Londoners to make sure their voices are heard in the June general election – with a series of resources published in May 2017.