We recommend that the Ministry of Justice lift restrictions on legal aid in England and Wales for beneficiaries of international protection seeking family reunion.
This is one of the key recommendations from the Scottish Refugee Council report (pdf) on the experiences of men and women granted refugee protection in the UK.
Despite showing ongoing commitment to the Race Disparity Audit, the Government have rejected calls from the Women and Equalities Committee to develop a cross-government race equality strategy to act on the disparities which the data reveal.
This is from the September 2018 response from the Government, published by the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The government have published a July 2018 response to the September 2017 consultation about how to ensure that there is appropriate and proportionate legal protection against unlawful discrimination because of caste.
Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are routinely being detained, says a July 2018 report (pdf) from Women for Refugee Women on the continued detention of women seeking asylum in Yarl’s Wood.
Poverty is gendered. Women in the UK are slightly more likely to live in poverty than men when this is measured on the usual household basis (21% of adult women, compared to 19% of adult men in 2016-17).
This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from the Women’s Budget Group on the causes of poverty among women and the consequences that poverty has on women’s lives.
Brexit has proffered an opportunity for official and academic expressions of imperial pride and proposals to rehabilitate colonialism as a political project. This is according to an article by Nadine El‐Enany in the summer 2018 edition of the IPPR Progressive Review
The Home Office provided ‘no credible explanation’ as to why two children of the Windrush generation, Paulette Wilson and Anthony Bryan, were wrongfully locked up twice, depriving them of their human right to liberty.
This is according to the June 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the detention of Windrush generation
The full compensation scheme, which must recognise both financial loss and emotional distress, should be established as soon as possible and payments made by the end of the year.
This is according to the July 2018 report from the Home Affairs Committee on Windrush.