The Work and Pensions Committee is conducting a November 2018 inquiry into the current state of the UK’s welfare safety net, prompted by the evidence of debt, hunger and homelessness it has heard across several recent inquiries.
Responses must be made by 14 December 2018.
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 …
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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.
Action on Hearing Loss have launched a range of practical resources (word) to highlight the simple actions that employers can take to make the workplace more inclusive for people with deafness and hearing loss.
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 …
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) would like to hear your views about their draft strategic plan (their work plan for the next three years). Your views on how they prioritise and achieve these aims are very important to them.
Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019
Stay Safe East is recruiting a Hate Crime Advocate to support Deaf and disabled victims of hate crime. The position is part time and based in Leytonstone. The closing date for applications is 13 December 2018.
‘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.
‘When pay secrecy thrives in the workplace, so can pay discrimination. I found that out the hard way.’ This is from former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie, in support of a November 2018 crowdfunding campaign on gender pay equality launched by the Fawcett Society and YESS Law.
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.