Refugee Week takes place every year in the week around World Refugee Day, 20 June.
In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.
11 women’s charities and networks have created a website with a full rundown of the most important issues facing women in the June 2017 general election.
Brexit, immigration, British identity: how these issues play out in this snap election will determine the country’s direction for a generation.
The Runnymede Trust and partners have launched a May 2017 Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain to ensure BME voices are heard.
Continue reading “Runnymede and Partners: a Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain”
At the end of last year, the UK was found guilty of grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights.
Inclusion London are supporting disabled Londoners to make sure their voices are heard in the June general election – with a series of resources published in May 2017. Continue reading “Inclusion London guide: Why this General Election Matters to Disabled People”
The Sutton Trust have published a May 2017 Mobility Manifesto which sets out ten practical policy steps to put social mobility at the heart of the election campaign.
The UK’s Information Commissioner has announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. This includes campaign practice throughout the EU referendum, and potentially the General Election. Continue reading “Information Commissioner investigation: Data Analytics for Political Purposes”
The Fawcett Society have called for all political parties to advance equality between women and men in their May 2017 Manifesto for Women (pdf). Continue reading “Fawcett Society’s Manifesto for Women 2017”
Young Minds and the National Autistic Society (NAS) launched a March 2017 campaign to improve the rights of young people in inpatient units. The campaign called for NHS England to adopt the Always Charter (PDF download), which set out twelve rights that young people in inpatient units and their families should always have.
The charter is based on a survey of 448 parents whose children have been in mental health hospitals over the last five years. This survey found:
- Only 43% of parents felt that their child’s mental health has improved while in hospital, while 54% said that they have seen no improvement. A quarter (24%) thought that their child’s mental health had deteriorated a lot.
- 44% of parents felt unable to challenge decisions about their child’s treatment, while 52% did not know what rights their child has while in hospital.
- 44% couldn’t visit their child as often as they would have liked because of the distance or travel time.
- A third (33%) said that they were not consulted about decisions about medication, and 40% were uncomfortable with decisions made about medication.
- More than a third (39%) said their child was not supported to have a suitable education.
Time to Change launched a February 2017 campaign to show the easy ways anyone can step in and support a friend by being in their corner.
To change the way everyone thinks and acts about mental health, we need to reach people who still don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people they know. People who don’t see how their attitudes and behaviours can influence others’ experiences.
The #inyourcorner film is the first part of a campaign that will run for five years to overcome these barriers by showing straightforward ways that anyone can be there for a friend.