Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Learning Programme in the East of England – February and March 2019 (Cambridge)

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Date:  11 February and 4 March 2019
Location: Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ
Cost Free with a £25 refundable deposit

We’re heading to Cambridge to deliver two workshops to introduce our Equality and Human Rights toolkit, in partnership with Cambridge Council for Voluntary service. Do join us there!

This resource aims to help you use equality and human rights more effectively within your organisation.

We’re looking for people at voluntary and community organisations in the East of England to register for our Framework learning programme. These workshops will support you to embed equality and human rights into your organisation in order to strengthen your core aims, and improve outcomes for the people you support.

Travel bursaries are available on a needs, and first come first serve basis.

Sign up!

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Parity and clarity: The case for reforming hate crime law

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Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.

In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.

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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Gentlemen’s agreements: proposals on the table for EU citizens’ rights disadvantage women by design

As Brexit-day draws nearer, we are faced with two similar-but-different proposals for migration regimes for EU nationals in the UK – one in the draft Withdrawal Agreement (just) concluded, but now looking precarious, between the UK and the EU, and one in the UK Home Office’s proposals, which appear predicated upon there being a withdrawal agreement.

Although no deal is a distinct possibility, the citizens’ rights part of the withdrawal agreement may end up being plucked out and ring-fenced into a ‘partial deal’ to avoid human catastrophe, so this post reflects upon the offers on the table.

In both regimes, people will fall through the cracks. And women will be disproportionately likely to be among that group.

Professor Charlotte O’Brien from the York Law School, contributes this blog on EU migrants’ rights , gender and Brexit. 

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Women’s Budget Group event: What is feminist economics? – January 24 2019 (Manchester)

Date: January 24 2019
Time: 9:30am – 5pm
Location: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Ellen Wilkinson Building (Room B2.4), Manchester, M13 9PR
Cost: Free

The Women’s Budget Group invites you to attend the launch of their Early-Career Network, a full-day event to talk about feminist economics and the strive for a gender-equal economy. This will be a great opportunity to meet with people from across the UK who are working on economics, public policy and political science from a gendered perspective and to learn about new research being done in the field.

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