Through their frontline work, Rights of Women have witnessed the devastating impacts that the cuts to legal aid enacted by LASPO have had on the ability of women survivors of violence and abuse to obtain safety and justice.
They have produced a February 2019 report (pdf) which analyses the accessibility of the scheme for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
‘Despite experiences of contact with multiple services, in many cases the lack of information, inadequate risk assessment, and multi-agency work, means that many women continue to fall through the gaps, remaining invisible.’ This is from a January 2019 report (pdf) from Agenda, AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) and the Lloyds Bank Foundation. The report examines …
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Mind is recruiting a communications assistant – Time to Change on a fixed term contract (31 March 2020 with a view to extend), in London. The deadline for applications is 26 February 2019.
Home Office data from 2018 showed a noticeable increase in hate crimes recorded by the police across all monitored strands.
This is according to the February 2019 report (pdf) from the APPG on hate crime.
The Ministry of Justice seek views to develop an evidence base which will inform revisions made to the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice. The deadline for responses is 7 March 2019.
‘The government must accept that self-regulation of social media has failed’ says the January 2019 report from Petitions Committee on online abuse and the experience of disabled people.
The Office for Budget Responsibility have published their welfare trends report for 2019 (pdf), in January 2019.
This report focuses on disability benefits – payments that contribute to the extra costs associated with daily living and mobility for people with disabling conditions.
The UK Statistics Authority published their recommendations on the content and conduct of the 2021 Census for England and Wales, as set out in the December 2018 white paper (pdf).
This includes the proposal that, for the first time, the census will be predominantly online.
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.
There is strong evidence that a ‘No Deal’ or ‘Hard’ Brexit would be the most damaging for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, women and those on low incomes with few qualifications.
This is from the November 2018 briefing from Race on the Agenda (ROTA) which looks at the implications of Brexit on BAME communities.