On 8 June 2012, the UK signed the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
In May 2012, End Violence Against Women (EVAW) published the results of a YouGov survey on sexual harassment.
In May 2012, Asylum Aid published ‘Gender-related asylum claims in Europe’, focussing on the experiences of women across Europe, and the desperate need to ensure that women can claim asylum safely and in dignity.
’Refused: the experiences of women denied asylum in the UK’ from Women for Refugee Women shines a light into the experiences of women who have been denied asylum in the UK.
‘Reflections on body image’ was published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image and Central YMCA in May 2012.
In May 2012, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published ‘Gender Diversity on Boards: The Appointment Process and the Role of Executive Search Firms’.
In May 2012, the European Parliament urged the European Commission to improve existing EU legislation to close the gender pay gap, including stricter sanctions on employers.
Date 17 February 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/201.html Discrimination grounds Race, gender, disability Summary of case Secondary school pupils wishing to go to university challenged the Secretary of State’s decision to increase the maximum annual amount which universities were permitted to charge students. Outcome The Court concluded that although there had been equality impact assessments …
Date 13 October 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/2616.html Discrimination grounds Race, gender Summary of case Challenge to new rules for calculating eligibility for housing benefit. Outcome The Court decided that the introduction of maximum weekly caps on the amount of local housing allowance is not ultra vires and there was no failure to comply with …
Date 28 January 2011 and 1 February 2011 Discrimination grounds Race, gender, disability Summary of case The case involved a challenge brought by users of the Roma Support Group of the London Councils’ plans to cut £10m from the £26.4m funding that it provided to voluntary sector organisations in London. Outcome The Court found that …