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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) has been carrying out research on the growth of food banks outside the Trussell Trust network, Britain’s biggest food bank network. The research, published in May 2017, shows that the number of food banks in Britain are much higher than Government estimates.
Shaping Our Lives feel that disabled people are under-represented as foster carers – and are researching the experiences of disabled people who have been, or applied to be, foster carers.
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