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 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.
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.
The government is to undertake a full public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010. A key aim of the consultation will be to obtain the views of the public on whether additional measures are needed to ensure victims of caste discrimination have appropriate legal protection and effective remedies under the 2010 Equality Act.
In January 2016, the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities launched an inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. The deadline for written submissions was 28 February 2016.
On 11 May 2016 the Youth Select Committee announced a new inquiry into racism and religious discrimination. The deadline for submissions passed on 31 May 2016.
In 2016, Citizens UK launched the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life.
The closing date for submissions to Louise Casey’s review of ‘how we can boost opportunity and integration in our country’ was 22 January 2016.
Published in May 2014, the ADL Global 100 Index of Anti-Semitism shows that anti-Semitic attitudes are persistent and pervasive around the world.
On 2 November 2011, the Government published its response to the consultation on ‘Civil Partnerships on religious premises’.