Nearly three-quarters of people in Britain (74%) agreed that there should be equality for all groups in Britain, but one in ten (10%) people surveyed disagreed.
This statistic is from the October 2018 research report on the first national survey of prejudice in Britain in over a decade.
There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment, and extra-territorial jurisdiction.
The Women’s Resource Centre have produced the England Shadow report (pdf) for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) .
Date: 6 December 2018 Time: 7pm – 9pm Location: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA Cost: Up to £10 The Runnymede Trust invites you to Britain’s Private Shame, an uncensored look at Britain’s colonial past. The event asks how, in a post-Brexit world, should we treat the legacy of the British Empire?
Reports of Islamophobia indicate that Muslim women are the main victims. 61% of the incidents reported to Tell MAMA in 2015 were against women.
This figure is from the 2018 report (pdf) from the University of Newcastle on islamophobia.
The fact that people with limited mobility were living high up in Grenfell Tower and faced greater difficulties escaping the fire raises important questions about discrimination against certain groups and accessibility standards.
This is from the September 2018 briefing report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which explains the human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Gypsies and Travellers are less likely to possess digital skills and than the majority population. It is vital that this inequality is kept in mind when commissioning digital health and social care services and that decisive steps are taken to narrow the digital divide.
This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from Friends, Family and Travellers (FFT)on Gypsy and Traveller communities and digital participation.
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.
Despite showing ongoing commitment to the Race Disparity Audit, the Government have rejected calls from the Women and Equalities Committee to develop a cross-government race equality strategy to act on the disparities which the data reveal.
This is from the September 2018 response from the Government, published by the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC).
‘Women are likely to be harder hit by a ‘hard Brexit’ than men…And the impact is also likely to be more negative for BME people’. This is from our contributor, Dr Sara Reis from the Women’s Budget Group on the economic impact of Brexit on women for our Gendering Brexit Blog series.
‘There is an equality argument for closing pay gaps: no one should be at a disadvantage because of their gender, ethnic origin or disability status.’ This is according to an August 2018 report by the EHRC on measuring and reporting on disability and ethnicity pay gaps.