On 20 July 2011, Maria Miller, the Minister for Disabled People, launched the new programme to support disabled people’s User Led organisations (DPULOs).
European Commission antidiscrimination activities moved from DG Employment to DG Justice in January 2011.
In July 2011, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) published ‘The legal implications of multiple discrimination’.
On 11 July 2011, the EHRC announced its application to intervene at the European Court of Human Rights in four cases involving religious discrimination in the workplace.
On 17 June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution expressing grave concern about acts of violence and discrimination against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
In May 2011, the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) published briefings on the Localism Bill for the House of Commons report stage and the House of Lords second reading.
The public sector Equality Duty came into force as planned on 5 April 2011, followed by positive action measures on 6 April.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s new codes of practice on employment, services and equal pay came into force on 6 April 2011.
The default retirement age (DRA) is to be phased out between 6 April and 30 September 2011.
On 5 April 2011, the Department for Education published a national strategy document ‘A New Approach to Child Poverty: Tackling the Causes of Disadvantage and Transforming Families’ Lives’.