The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”
Launched in October 2017, the measurement framework (pdf) can be used to monitor progress towards greater equality and fulfilment of human rights. Continue reading “EHRC tool: Measurement Framework for Equality and Human Rights”
55% of girls aged 7–21 say gender stereotypes affect their ability to say what they think.
This is according to an October 2017 survey (pdf) from Girlguiding.
Continue reading “Girlguiding survey: Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2017”
Female lone parents, who make up 92% of all lone parents, will lose on average services worth over £4,900.Black women are overrepresented among single parent households.
This is according to an October 2017 report from the Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices.
Continue reading “Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices report: Intersecting Inequalities, The Impact of Austerity on Black and Minority Ethnic Women in the UK”
More than 200 years after its abolition, slavery is rife worldwide – and widespread in the UK.
The Guardian have compiled stories from people who escaped for a July 2017 edition.
Continue reading “The Guardian: Stories of Modern Slavery”
Tracey Agyeman – EDF Network Coordinator – gives an update on our Equality and Human Rights Framework. Continue reading “Our Equality and Human Rights Framework is here”
July 2017 marks 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised consensual sexual relationships between men over 21 in England and Wales.
Through video and discussion, these teaching resources explore legislation that has had an impact on LGBT+ rights in the UK.
Continue reading “Parliament Education Service teaching resource: LGBT+ Rights in Focus”
The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.
The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights? leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.
Continue reading “Children’s Rights Alliance for England leaflets: How Well are we Respecting Children’s Rights?”
Ebony Riddell Bamber, our Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our first seminar on hate crime. Addressing hate crime is one of EDF’s 2016-2017 strategic priorities – get in touch if you’d like to get involved.
We held our Hate Crime: Cause & Effect seminar on 12 June, slap-bang in the aftermath of the election – which had left many of us bleary-eyed and fuzzy-headed – myself included. Our audience included a multi-disciplinary mix of academics, NGO practitioners, researchers, policy makers and funders. If you missed it, don’t worry – it was live tweeted via #HateCrime17 and links to the presentations are below. Continue reading “Hate Crime: Cause and Effect”
Think Business, Think Equality (developed by Close the Gap) have launched a June 2017 online self-assessment tool for small and medium businesses to find out how their business can benefit from improved gender diversity.
Continue reading “Think Business, Think Equality Self-Assessment Tool: Good Equalities Practice”