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.
‘In the 21st century, there is no excuse for racial discrimination. Yet black people in the EU today are still victims of widespread and unacceptable levels of discrimination and harassment simply because of their skin colour’.
This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which examines the experiences of nearly 6,000 black people in 12 European Union Member States.
Lone parent households lose more than any other demographic type in terms of final income in all three countries.
This is from the November 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of changes to public spending on protected groups in England, Scotland and Wales up to the tax year 2021 to 2022.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) (pdf), in October 2018.
There is a desperate lack of refuge spaces for victims of domestic abuse -refuge provision should be a statutory obligation, backed by national ring fenced funding.
This is from the October 2018 report from the Home Affairs Committee on the forthcoming Government Bill on Domestic Abuse.
Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.
Breaking down the specific barriers faced by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women must be central to the bill.
This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from the APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse which makes key recommendations for the Government on issues to cover in forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill
We recommend that the Ministry of Justice lift restrictions on legal aid in England and Wales for beneficiaries of international protection seeking family reunion.
This is one of the key recommendations from the Scottish Refugee Council report (pdf) on the experiences of men and women granted refugee protection in the UK.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
‘Under Universal Credit, claimants living with domestic abuse can face seeing their entire monthly income—including money meant for their children— go into their abusive partner’s account.’ The Work and Pensions Committee have published an August 2018 report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse.