Business in the Community charter: Race at Work

Business in the Community

Figures from the Race Disparity Audit’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website and the BITC Race at Work Survey highlight that people from ethnic minorities persistently encounter significant disparities in employment and progression.

Business in the Community have launched the Race at Work Charter, in October 2018, which commits businesses who sign up to a set of principles and actions designed to improve the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.

Fawcett Society campaign: Make Misogyny a Recorded Hate Crime for every Police Force

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‘Categorising misogyny as a hate crime won’t end violence against women, but if we can challenge the normalisation of these attitudes on our streets and in public life we can challenge violence against women and girls in wider society.’ This is taken from a July 2018 open letter to the National Police Chiefs Council by Fawcett Society, Citizens UK, …

End Hunger UK report: Fix Universal Credit

We all rely on the welfare safety net being there for us in times of financial stress or hardship. But Universal Credit is currently failing in this task. This is according to a July 2018 report by End Hunger UK on Universal Credit and food poverty in the UK.

50:50 Parliament visual essay: Women in Parliament

Since 1918, 490 women have been elected to parliament. In 2018, there are 209 women MPs. For every woman currently in the House of Commons, there are twice as many men. A visual essay by 50:50 Parliament illustrates the history of gender representation in the House of Commons, with detailed demographics and policy implications.