If the inequalities revealed in the Race Disparity Audit are to be tackled, Government departments must have clear and measurable plans, priorities for action, and remain accountable for the results. This is according to the Women and Equalities Select Committee May 2018 report (pdf) on how the Race Disparity Audit can help to move society further towards equality.
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.
Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St, Manchester M1 5BY
Join the Runnymede Trust and gal-dem as they explore intersectional suffrage and the untold story of the Suffragette movement in Britain.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse (pdf), in May 2018.
The Gang Matrix is is a racially biased database criminalising a generation of young black men.
This is according to Amnesty International, who have published a May 2018 report on the Gang Matrix; a database of suspected gang members in London and an associated campaign.
It claims that the database is a practice of the Metropolitan Police and other government services which view youth violence, gun and knife crime in London through a politicised lens of a ‘war against the gang’.
The rate of change in the positions of the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is unsatisfactory and unsustainable. It is a source of disruption and confusion, both within the Civil Service and among stakeholders.
This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on the role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the place of GEO in government.
A diverse board is one which is able to recognise and fully engage with the diversity of views around the table. This is according to a March 2018 report and guidance by the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard on how to create a diverse board.
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.
We’ve launched our online handbook, Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice, in May 2018 . This handbook will help everyone working in welfare benefits advice to make practical use of the Equality Act to solve everyday discrimination problems and fill the ‘discrimination advice gap’.
The APPG on Hate Crime have launched the ‘How do we build community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise?’ inquiry in May 2018.
This inquiry aims to gather evidence of how hate speech and hate crime impact on communities. With the findings, the APPG will make recommendations on how to strengthen community cohesion.