This seminar considered the different forms of prejudice and appropriate mechanisms for dealing with them, including how to bring about attitudinal change between and within various groups and the consideration of this issue in relation to violence against women.
Speakers at the seminar were Professor Miles Hewstone from Oxford University and Professor Liz Kelly of London Metropolitan University.
The EDF would like to thank Simmons and Simmons for providing the venue for the seminar.
Handout by Miles Hewstone
Paper by Liz Kelly
Harvard Implicit Association Test
This seminar addressed the connections between disadvantage on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion or belief and sexual orientation on the one hand, and income and class inequalities on the other.
It considered whether the different policy levers which have been used to address each can be brought together within one conceptual and policy framework, securing greater impact on outcomes in terms of overall reduction of inequality.
Speakers at the seminar were Professor Sue Yeandle, Director of the Centre for Social Inclusion at Sheffield Hallam University and Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point.
The EDF would like to thank Linklaters for providing the venue and catering for the seminar
The Equality and Diversity Forum held a series of seminars from autumn 2005 to spring 2006 to inform the two Equality Reviews announced in February 2005: the independent Equalities Review, chaired by Trevor Phillips, to carry out an investigation into the causes of persistent discrimination and inequality in British society; the Discrimination Law Review led by the Women and Equality Unit in the Department of Trade and Industry to consider the opportunities for creating a clearer and more streamlined equality legislation framework.
The EDF organised the seminars with the Disability Rights Commission and JUSTICE and with the support of Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales.
The Equality and Diversity Forum held a conference on 15 June 2005 to hear directly from the new Ministerial team about the Equality Bill and plans for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights. The event was an opportunity for participants from a wide range of organisations to put forward comments and suggestions, and share information on the way ahead.
Conference note (Word)
Presentation by Angela Mason. Women and Equality Unit (PDF)
On 25 February 2005 an Equalities Review to investigate the causes of persistent discrimination and inequality in British society was announced by Equality Minister Jacqui Smith and Minister for the Cabinet Office David Miliband.
At the same time it was announced that the Department of Trade and Industry will begin a Discrimination Law Review working in parallel to the Equalities Review, to assess how anti-discrimination legislation can be modernised to fit the needs of Britain in the 21st Century.
Click here for Equalities Review website