The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for evidence on the human rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Evidence should be submitted to the Committee by 20 November 2017. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights call for evidence: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”
‘Equality is a right, not a hand-out or a tool for political negotiations.’
Oxford Human Rights Hub have published the conclusions a September 2017 workshop on the impact of Brexit on equality law.
Continue reading “Oxford Human Rights Hub: the Impact of Brexit on Equality Law”
In 2007–08, the conviction rate for hate crime cases was 79.8%. In 2016–17 this rose to 83.4%, an increase of 3.6 percentage points.
This is from the Crown Prosecution Service’s annual hate crime report (pdf), in October 2017.
Continue reading “Crown Prosecution Service report: Hate Crime Annual Report 2016–17”
The timing of benefit payments needs to be more flexible to fit the diverse needs of different families.
This is one of the recommendations from the Resolution Foundation’s report (pdf) on the Universal Credit (UC) system, in October 2017.
Continue reading “The Resolution Foundation report: Universal Remedy – Ensuring Universal Credit is Fit for Purpose”
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”
National Hate Crime Awareness week is 14-21 October 2017. We stand with charities from across the equality spectrum, and all victims of hate crime, to ask for equal treatment before the law.
We are better than hate.
Continue reading “#WeStandTogether – Make Hate Crime Equal in Law”