Government Equalities Office announcement: Gender Recognition Act Consultation

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The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.

This July 2017 news is accompanied by a national survey on LGBT experiences, and a reduction in the deferral blood donation period for men who have sex with men (from 12 to 3 months).

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Mayor of London consultation: The Mayor’s Vision for a Diverse and Inclusive City

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Mayor Sadiq Kahn has published his Diversity and Inclusion Vision (pdf) for London; setting out a future that is diverse, inclusive and integrated for residents, workers and tourists.

The Mayor wants to hear from individuals and organisations that can help him and the GLA group make London a more inclusive city. Responses must be received by 11 September 2017.

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Human Trafficking Foundation report: Separated and Unaccompanied Minors in Europe

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Instead of protecting children who have fled to Europe for safety, Government is failing them, finds a July 2017 report (pdf) by the Human Trafficking Foundation.

This independent inquiry continues the work of the APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, which was disrupted by the June General Election. Continue reading “Human Trafficking Foundation report: Separated and Unaccompanied Minors in Europe”

European Commission consultation: Promoting Social Inclusion and Shared Values Through Learning

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The European Commission has launched a May 2017 consultation on social inclusion and shared values for young people. And in particular, how education and non-formal learning can help create more socially cohesive societies.

Submissions must be made by 11 August 2017.

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Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Get Involved!

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Tracey Agyeman – our Network Coordinator – invites you to help co-create an Equality and Human Rights learning programme. 

We’re developing an Equality and Human Rights Framework:  a free digital tool and learning programme for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations.

It’s designed to explore how equality and human rights can help achieve your organisation’s core purpose – and how to build equality and human rights into your work.

We want to co-create the learning programme with VCS organisations so that together, using human rights and equality,  we can strengthen our sector’s voice.

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Public consultation and white paper: the UK’s Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions post-Brexit

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury, and Department for International Trade have launched an April 2017 consultation on the legal framework for imposing sanctions, post-Brexit. Submissions should be made by  23 June 2017. Continue reading “Public consultation and white paper: the UK’s Legal Framework for Imposing and Implementing Sanctions post-Brexit”