Sex discrimination regulations

Sex discrimination regulations came into force on 6 April 2008.

They implement the Gender (Goods and Services) Directive 2004/113/EC and correct the shortcomings in the UK implementation of the Equal Treatment Amendment Directive 2002/73/EC identified in the case of Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry [2007] EWHC 483 (Admin).

Click here for Statutory Instrument (656)

Click here for Statutory Instrument (963)

Fawcett publication: ‘Seeing Double’

In March 2008, Fawcett published a collection of essays on the needs of ethnic minority women called ‘Seeing Double: race and gender in ethnic minority women’s lives’.

Edited by Zohra Moosa, Senior Policy Officer Race & Gender at Fawcett, the collection includes an exclusive interview with Dawn Butler MP on her experiences as one of only two black women MPs in Parliament. The collection also includes contributions from Hannana Siddiqui, Joint Coordinator of Southall Black Sisters, Linda Bellos, founder of Black History Month in the UK and Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Director of the Centre for Rights, Equalities and Social Justice at the Institute of Education.

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EVAW report: ‘Making the Grade 2007’

Making the Grade 2007 from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) is the third annual assessment of what Government Departments are doing to tackle violence against women.

The report published in April 2008 suggests that whilst some departments, particularly the Crown Prosecution Service, are leading the way across Whitehall too many still fail to take this issue seriously.