Rights of Women handbook: ‘From Rights to Action’

Rights of Women

‘From Rights to Action: Using International rights and mechanisms on violence against women in the UK’ was published in 2011 by Rights of Women. 

The handbook provides a practical introduction to the international human rights law, policy and mechanisms relevant to combating violence against women and how they relate to law and practice in the United Kingdom (UK).

The publication is part of the Rights of Women Toolkit.

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Rights of women has a limited number of printed copies available for distribution which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To order a printed copy, please send your name, job title and organisation’s contact details to info@row.org.uk.

TUC guidance on disability and work

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‘Disability and Work: a trade union guide to the law and good practice’ was published in 2011.

It is the second edition of this popular guide, written to assist unions in challenging discrimination and in negotiating good policy and practice.

It includes up-to-date case studies, examples of audits and monitoring, and a full resource list.

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Briefing on the gaps between GB and Northern Ireland equality law

Equality Commision Northern Ireland ECNI

In January 2011, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland published a briefing note on ‘The gaps between GB and NI equality law’.

The note highlights the gaps between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland equality law following the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 last April.

The provisions of the Act, apart from a few minor exceptions, only apply to GB and do not change equality law in NI.

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EHRC report on ‘identity-based bullying’

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In February 2011, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published ‘Prevention and Response to identity-based bullying among Local Authorities in England, Scotland and Wales’.

The overall aim of the report is to establish the extent and effectiveness of local authorities’ and schools’ actions to prevent and respond to prejudice-based bullying of young people both inside and outside of school, on the grounds of disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

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