The Government Equalities Office have published their July 2018 LGBT Action Plan: Improving the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, alongside the results of a national survey of LGBT people.
A June 2018 report (pdf) by Stonewall exposes ‘alarming levels of racism’ towards BAME people within the LGBT community. Many trans, bi, LGBT disabled people and LGBT people of faith also feel excluded.
Positive Action is being chronically under-utilised, which in turn is acting as a barrier to addressing the under-representation of women in key sectors within apprenticeships and beyond.
This is according to June 2018 report (pdf) from the Young Women’s Trust (YWT) on the attitudes towards and use of positive action in relation to apprenticeships aimed at addressing gender inequality in the construction, engineering and ICT sectors in England.
‘My vision is for a city where everyone can reach their full potential, and I am confident we can make real progress in the years ahead’.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his vision for an inclusive London in his May 2018 strategy (pdf).
Date: 18 July 2018 Time: 5pm – 9pm Location: Church House, Great Smith St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ Cost: Free This is event by Fawcett Society and 50:50 Parliament is for women interested in a career in politics. Find out more.
“Combining payments may send money straight to wallet and not to purse, undermining women’s economic independence and their ability to leave abusive relationships.” This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group in relation to the June 2018 report on Universal Credit and financial abuse. The report is by the Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic …
A one-size fits all approach in research and policy means that millions of women are not being seen or heard by policymakers. This problem is discussed in the June 2018 report ‘Invisible Women’ (pdf) by the Fawcett Society and Young Women’s Trust, based on meetings by the APPG on Sex Equality.
The Government rejects most of the recommendations which were designed to modernise workplace policies for 21st century families. This is according to the Women and Equalities Committee, who have published the Government’s response to their March 2018 report on Fathers and the Workplace.
Brexit attempts to shed minimum standards of justice and equality. This will disproportionately affect access to justice and the rights of women, BAME communities, LGBTQI, those with disabilities, workers and third country nationals. This is according to Dr Kimberley Brayson from the University of Sussex in a May 2018 article for UK in a Changing Europe.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.