In April 2008, EDF wrote to the President and Commissioners of the European Commission to express support for the proposal for a new equality directive.
Sex discrimination regulations came into force on 6 April 2008.
In March 2008, Fawcett published a collection of essays on the needs of ethnic minority women called ‘Seeing Double: race and gender in ethnic minority women’s lives’.
‘Making the Grade 2007’ from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) is the third annual assessment of what Government Departments are doing to tackle violence against women.
Stonewall’s 2008 report ‘Serves You Right: Lesbian and gay people’s expectations of discrimination’ shows that many lesbian and gay people still expect discrimination in their everyday lives.
On 22 January 2008, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities held an event with Nicola Brewer, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
In February 2008, the Government published its response to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion’s final report ‘Our Shared Future’.
The Citizens Advice report ‘Another Year On’ investigates the impact and unforeseen consequences of the Civil Partnership Act 2005.
On 23 November 2007, EDF and JUSTICE held a conference about multi-dimensional discrimination in London attended by eighty participants.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (previously known as the Commission for Equality and Human Rights) opened on 1 October 2007.