Runnymede report: ‘Snowy Peaks’

The Runnymede logo.

‘Snowy Peaks: Ethnic Diversity at the Top’ by Veena Vasista was published by Runnymede in November 2010.

In January 2010, Lloyds Banking Group commissioned the Runnymede Trust to conduct research and make recommendations on how it can ensure greater ethnic diversity in its top tiers. This report identifies key challenges and opportunities arising from efforts to grow diversity. Its purpose is to engender considered thought and debate on leadership and commitment to building workplace cultures rooted in diversity and inclusion.

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EU report on multiple discrimination

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

On 2 February 2011, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the EU-MIDIS Data in Focus Report: ‘Multiple Discrimination’.

It is the fifth in a series of ‘Data in Focus’ publications, drawn from the FRA’s European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS).

The findings reveal that:

  • Those from ethnic minorities are on average almost five times more likely to experience multiple discrimination than those from the majority population.
  • Those on a low income are more likely to experience multiple discrimination.
  • Young men from ethnic minorities report high levels of discrimination.

The report calls for the strengthening of the legislative framework through the adoption of the ‘Horizontal’ Directive, currently being negotiated in the Council. It also encourages equality bodies to deal with complaints of multiple discrimination as single, unified cases.

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Transitions Employment Services for refugees

Transitions is a specialist social enterprise employment business in London that provides recruitment and work placement services to employers and to professional people who have become refugees in the UK. 

Transitions also works collaboratively with the network of refugee assisting organisations in London to enable candidates to access employment related services that exist for them.

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