Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.
During our May 2018 Everyday Equality conference in London, we launched our online handbook, Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.
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The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.
This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them. And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.
Continue reading “Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information”
During the May 2018 Oral Questions to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton announced a new Interdepartmental Ministerial Group (IMG) on disability and society.
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Dress policies for men and women do not have to be identical. However, the standards imposed should be equivalent.
This is according to the May 2018 guidance (pdf) from the Government Equalities Office (GEO) on dress codes.
Continue reading “Government Equalities Office guidance: Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination – What You Need to Know”
School staff hope a preventative strategy would reduce the chances of children and young people reaching crisis point and needing more targeted support.
This is from the May 2018 survey report which explores what schools and colleges across England are doing to support pupils’ mental health.
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The Education Committee has opened a Life Chances inquiry to understand the impact that early years education and social policy have on determining children’s life chances.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 1 June 2018.
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The House of Commons Library have published a May 2018 briefing paper, which provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library research briefing: Brexit Debates 2018”
The Welsh Government have launched a March 2018 consultation seeking views on their plan to tackle inequalities and poverty experienced by refugees and asylum seekers across Wales.
This consultation closes on 25 June 2018. Continue reading “Welsh Government consultation: Nation of Sanctuary – Refugee and Asylum Seeker Plan”
The Government’s proposed Green Paper on young people’s mental health lacks any ambition and will provide no help to the majority of those children who desperately need it.
This is according to a May 2018 report by the Health and Social Care Committee on the Government’s Green Paper on young people’s mental health.
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There is an urgent need to increase support and protection for migrant women and consider measures which should be included in the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.
This is according to the May 2018 briefing by End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on women living in the ‘hostile environment’ (pdf).
Continue reading “End Violence Against Women briefing: Women Living in a Hostile Environment”