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.
Labour market statistics show that a higher proportion of young black men now have degrees compared to 20 years ago, but they are still more likely to experience unemployment and/or underemployment compared to young men from other ethnic groups.
The Greater London Authority have commissioned the Runnymede Trust to fully understand the extent of the problem, to make employers more aware of it and support young black men and employers with potential solutions.
‘There is an equality argument for closing pay gaps: no one should be at a disadvantage because of their gender, ethnic origin or disability status.’ This is according to an August 2018 report by the EHRC on measuring and reporting on disability and ethnicity pay gaps.
Among people aged 16-24, unemployment rates were highest for people from a Black background (26%) and from a Pakistani or Bangladeshi background (23%) in the year to March 2018.
This is from the August 2018 report from the House of Commons Library on unemployment trends in the UK.
Of those surveyed, 20% of Gypsies and Travellers said that they would not see a doctor if they or a family member had one or more of the symptoms of dementia.
This is according to the July 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Friends, Families and Travellers on dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities.
‘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).
Geographic disparities in attainment suggests that the education system is not as efficient or equitable as it should be. This is according to an August 2018 Department for Education report on early years attainment in different UK regions.
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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.