Breaking down the specific barriers faced by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women must be central to the bill.
This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from the APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse which makes key recommendations for the Government on issues to cover in forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill
We recommend that the Ministry of Justice lift restrictions on legal aid in England and Wales for beneficiaries of international protection seeking family reunion.
This is one of the key recommendations from the Scottish Refugee Council report (pdf) on the experiences of men and women granted refugee protection in the UK.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
‘Under Universal Credit, claimants living with domestic abuse can face seeing their entire monthly income—including money meant for their children— go into their abusive partner’s account.’ The Work and Pensions Committee have published an August 2018 report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse.
“You can be under the age of 25 and living on your own, like me, and you get less pay than someone in the same situation as you but who is older. Age is the only difference”. This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from Young Women’s Trust on the discrimination young people face when …
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‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Employers should clearly communicate the salary range on offer for a role to encourage women to negotiate their salary.
This is one of the recommendations from the Government Equalities Office’s revised August 2018 guidance (pdf) for employers looking for advice on how to understand and address their gender pay gap.
Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are routinely being detained, says a July 2018 report (pdf) from Women for Refugee Women on the continued detention of women seeking asylum in Yarl’s Wood.
‘No competitive economy can afford to underuse the productive capabilities of half the population in the way the UK manages to do at the moment.’ This is according to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, in their August 2018 report on the Gender Pay Gap.
‘Not many of us anticipated that leaving the EU could have an impact upon thousands of working parents and carers, but it will.’ Professor Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella writes about the impact of Brexit on working parents and carers in a July 2018 article for The UK in a Changing Europe.