‘Most people in Scotland (59%) identify as Non-religious’, says an August 2018 report (pdf) from Humanist Society Scotland on religious affiliations and beliefs in Scotland.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports have published the results from their Community Life Survey 2017-18 (pdf). This survey is a key evidence source on social cohesion, community engagement and social action, in England.
Date: 25 August 2018 Time: 1pm – 4pm (picnic) & 7pm – 11pm (gig) Location: Birmingham Cost: Free, or £3 for the evening The inaugural YES Fest – the Young Humanists End of Summer Festival – is a celebration of some of the best things about being a young humanist; laughter, music, community, and eating …
‘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 Equality Impact Investing (EII) project has launched a survey to find out about the financing and support needs of equality organisations, and invites you to complete it.
There has been a marked shift towards more serious offline incidents such as physical attacks, threatening behaviour and abuse more generally. This is according to Tell MAMA’s annual report 2017; Beyond the Incident – Outcomes for Victims of Anti-Muslim Prejudice (pdf), which shows the highest level of recorded Islamophic incidents since its launch in 2012.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a June 2018 resource to address prejudice-based bullying in schools and education authorities.
“Xenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.” This is according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in their annual report for 2017.
A June 2018 report (pdf) by Stonewall exposes ‘alarming levels of racism’ towards BAME people within the LGBT community. Many trans, bi, LGBT disabled people and LGBT people of faith also feel excluded.
Laws against hate crime are in place, and services are available for victims. But are these measures enough? This question is addressed in a June 2018 report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on hate crime in the EU.