‘Women lose more than men from reforms at every income level,’ says a November 2017 report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
This report is a summary of the first set of results from their project which looks at the effect of tax, welfare, social security and public spending.
In its day the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), and the access it provided to a new birth certificate, was considered ground-breaking, but the world has moved on.
This is according to the Gender Identity Research and Education Society’s paper on the GRA (pdf), in October 2017.
More than 100,000 women and girls in the UK are at risk of and living with the consequences of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and so called ‘honour-based’ violence.
This is according to the October 2017 report from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) and Southall Black Sisters.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for evidence on the human rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
“Equality is a right, not a hand-out or a tool for political negotiations.”
In October 2017, the Government published a response to the WEC’s February 2017 report on ensuring strong equalities legislation after Brexit.
In this response, the Government set out their views on the Committee’s proposals.
The justice system is in crisis.
This is according to the final report by the Bach Commission, in September 2017.
It is time to implement radical and fundamental change to create a fair and humane migration governance system, says a September 2017 briefing from the Detention Forum.
The Scottish Government launched a consultation on climate change legislation in June 2017. The Scottish Human Rights Commission has responded, recommending that the Government “explicitly integrate human rights into the heart of the legislation.”
On 19 September 2017, during the 72nd Meeting of the UN General Assembly, 37 Member States and Observer States endorsed this Call to Action: to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking