British Institute of Human Rights training: A Human Rights Approach in Transforming Care Partnerships – 19 December 2018 (London)

Date: 19 December 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA
Cost: Free

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is inviting health and social care teams to attend a training day on human rights within the Transforming Care programme. The training will cover how to use human rights in decision making, policy and practice to better support people with learning disabilites and/or autism.

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper: Civil society space – views of organisations

More than half of civil society organisations (CSOs) say the situation for civil society in their country has deteriorated or strongly deteriorated in the past three years.

This is according to a November 2018 conference paper from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights on civil society space in 2018. The paper summarises the results of a September 2018 consultation with the Agency’s civil society network, and complements their January 2018 report on challenges facing CSOs.

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Scottish Government consultation: Female Genital Mutilation Bill

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The Scottish Government are consulting on measures to strengthen the existing legislative framework to protect women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). They are seeking views on several additional provisions, and on the prevalence of other, overlapping forms of violence against women. The deadline is 4 January 2019.

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Scottish Government consultation: The future of civil partnership in Scotland

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The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the future of civil partnership in Scotland, in light of a recent UK Supreme Court decision. They are seeking views from the public on two options: the closure of civil partnership to new relationships from a specific date in the future, and the broadening of civil partnership to make it available to opposite sex couples. The deadline is 21 December 2018.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing: The future of legal aid

‘There is evidence that LASPO (the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) has limited access to redress for breaches of human rights and for discrimination claims.’

This is from a November 2018 briefing (Word) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of changes to civil legal aid under LASPO.

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Runnymede Trust survey: Social inclusion, loneliness and belonging in society

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The Runnymede Trust is conducting research on loneliness among BAME communities, and invites you to participate in their November 2018 survey on social inclusion.

The research looks into how different groups form social networks, how they feel about their sense of belonging in society, and whether they sometimes feel a sense of loneliness.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation podcast: Is anyone listening?

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‘When it comes to talking about poverty you often have a quite distorted narrative.’

This is from the first episode of Is Anyone Listening, a new podcast launched November 2011 from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), hosted by Ayesha Hazarika MBE. The podcast aims to amplify the voices of people living on low incomes, and get the real story on what it’s like living in poverty in the UK.

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