Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Proposal for a draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order

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It cannot be right in principle that entitlement to British nationality still varies according to whether it is one’s mother or one’s father who is British, or whether one’s parents are married or not. 

This is from the May 2018  report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights which examines the Government’s proposed Remedial Order to amend the British Nationality Act of 1981. 

Department for Education report: Transgender Awareness in Child and Family Social Work

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Some evidence suggests childhood gender dysphoria remains poorly understood by social workers. Correspondingly some studies describe parents and children often find themselves having to educate the professionals around them.

This is from the May 2019 report (pdf) from the Department for Education on the adequacy and consistency of knowledge on gender variance in social work training and continuous professional development.

International Feminist Journal of Politics: Does European Union Studies Have a Gender Problem? Experiences From Studying Brexit

The absence of feminist contributions helped to marginalize equality and fundamental rights in the accession agreements 10 years ago.

This is according to the May 2018 article by Roberta Guerrina et al. on the omission of gender in EU studies , which argues that this omission is being repeated today in debates and discussions around Brexit.

Everyday Equality: Challenging Discrimination in Welfare Benefits

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Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.

During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018,  we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.

Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information

The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.

This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out  plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them.  And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.