NCVO and ERSA paper: Future Employment and Skills Training for Disadvantaged Groups – a Successor to the European Social Fund

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The withdrawal of the European Social Fund (ESF) without a replacement programme in place, would have a serious impact on the support some of the most disadvantaged communities receive.

This is from a November 2017 paper from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).

European Agency for Fundamental Rights survey: European Union Minorities and Discrimination

The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published the results of its second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey in December 2017. The report follows up and expands on FRA’s first major EU-wide survey on minorities’ and migrants’ experiences. The survey focuses on discrimination across the EU’s 27 member states and if there has been progress …

Justice report: Mental Health and Fair Trial

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Although people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities are overrepresented in police custody and prison, these individuals are not always identified, nor is the system designed with them in mind.

This is from a November 2017 report from Justice which makes 52 recommendations on  the criminal justice process. 

End Violence Against Women and Southall Black Sisters report: Violence Against Women and Girls – Protecting Women’s Human Rights and Holding the State to Account

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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.