One in three British children are in ‘multi-dimensional poverty,’ finds a June 2017 Unicef report. Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries (pdf) says that the UK has some of the highest levels of hunger and deprivation among the world’s richest nations
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.
Debora Singer is a trainer for Amnesty International and produces films on the Human Rights Act for her workshops.
Singer’s films highlight the importance of the Human Rights Act for ordinary people. Her latest film, directed by Nick Pilton, is The Boy Who Changed The Law.
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”
From May 2017, the British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity representing non-religious people in the United Kingdom and the Crown dependencies, is known as Humanists UK.
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”
14 million people live in poverty in the UK. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have mapped how risk factors for poverty vary across Britain; including out of work benefits, in work tax credits, low pay and low skill levels.
This interactive tool provides you with a constituency-level snapshot of where high levels of working age poverty are most likely to exist.
René Cassin have published a May 2017 briefing on human rights issues for our next Government (pdf). It includes five questions for local candidates to assess their commitment to human rights and social justice.