In late May 2017, the British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity representing non-religious people in the United Kingdom and the Crown dependencies, will become Humanists UK.
This April 2017 report on discrimination in prison from the Prison Reform Trust and Zahid Mubarek Trust finds disproportionate outcomes for prisoners with protected characteristics.
Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, invites stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women. Submissions must be made by 19 May 2017.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Young Humanists published a comprehensive guide for non-religious parents and young people, offering support and advice on how to navigate an education system subject to undue religious influence.
Demos published an analysis of anti-Islamic content on twitter in April 2017.
The EHRC published a guide for higher education providers in England on how to use equality and human rights law in the context of Prevent in February 2017.
The Community and Security Trust published their Antisemtitic Incidents Report 2016 in January 2017. CST recorded 1,309 antisemitic incidents in 2016, the highest annual total CST has ever recorded.
The House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities (WESC) published a report on employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK in July 2016, making 17 recommendations to tackle disadvantage in this area. The Government responded in December 2016.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its guidance on religion or belief in the workplace in December 2016. The guidance is part of a suite of final products from the Commission’s three-year programme of work on religion or belief, and includes their report ‘Religion or belief – is the law working?’
In April 2016, the Home Affairs Select Committee launched a short inquiry into anti-Semitism. The Committee published its report following the inquiry in October 2016. The Government responded to the report in December 2016.