The House of Commons Library have published a September 2018 briefing paper exploring the policy towards transgender prisoners in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a June 2018 resource to address prejudice-based bullying in schools and education authorities.
Those identifying as Black or Black British are 13% more likely than average to have accessed services in 2016/17. Those identifying as White British are 3% more likely than average to have accessed services.
This is according to an April 2018 research briefing published by the House of Commons on mental health in England (pdf).
‘Every non-trans person can be an ally for trans equality, but not
everyone feels confident doing this. It’s not complicated’.
This is from the March 2018 guidance (PDF) from UNISON on supporting trans people in the workplace.
The guidance recommends:
Speak up when there are no trans people present. Transphobia is always wrong and shouldn’t be ignored
Misgendering someone or using their previous name (sometimes called ‘deadnaming’) is hurtful and may be unlawful harassment
Try not to make assumptions. Although there aren’t many trans people (which is why allies are so important) they are all individual. There is no one way of being trans.
Read the guidance (pdf).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”
Concerns have been raised about sexual harassment in all stages of education.
We stand together to support all victims of hate crime to achieve equal treatment before the law.
‘Supporting trans employees in the workplace’ identifies a number of obstacles that currently prevent better inclusion of trans staff in UK workplaces and includes suggestions for employers looking to improve their practice.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are attacked and harassed because they are seen as different, says a June 2017 Amnesty International briefing. And the response from authorities is inadequate.
Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments. This is part two of a two-part series on trans rights.