Migrants Rights Network documentary

‘Migrants for London’ is a short documentary made by the Migrants Rights Network in 2010.

It is a dynamic look at migrants’ impact on our society, giving voice to different experiences of migration in the capital and suggesting Londoners, together, could lead a new movement for a more progressive migration policy.

Click here for link to documentary

Click here for link to Migrants Rights Network website

Factsheet on the Equality Act

In October 2010, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the Equal Rights Trust published ‘The Single Equality Act in Britain: a good practice example’ by Professor Bob Hepple.

The factsheet presents the British Equality Act as a good practice example for other EU member states to follow.

Click here for link

Review of public bodies

On 14 October 2010, the Government published the Public Body Review. The Equality and Diversity Forum issued a press statement in response to the publication.

The Review confirmed the following changes:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission, sponsored by the Government Equalities Office, will be retained but with substantial reforms to better focus on its core regulatory functions and improved use of taxpayers’ money.

The Women’s National Commission (WNC), sponsored by the Government Equalities Office, will be abolished and its core functions brought into the Government Equalities Office, which will ensure direct Ministerial engagement with women and women’s organisations.

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner, sponsored by the Department for Education, was identified as subject to a formal review to be finalised by the end of November 2010.

Click here for announcement on Downing Street website

Click here for Equality and Diversity Forum press release

Click here for letter from Baroness Joyce Gould, Chair of the Women’s National Commission, to WNC partners informing them of the decision

Millennium Cohort Study: child poverty

The Institute of Education’s Centre for Longitudinal Studies ‘Millennium Cohort Study, Fourth Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings’ was published in October 2010. The research finds that ‘almost three-quarters of Pakistani and Bangladeshi children in the UK are being brought up in families that are living on poverty-level income’.

The Millennium Cohort Study is tracking children born between 2000 and 2002, covering topics including: parenting; childcare; school choice; child behaviour and cognitive development; child and parental health; parents’ employment and education; income; housing; and neighbourhood.

Click here for Institute of Education announcement

Click here for report in the Guardian on 15 October 2010