The Traveller Movement have released a report from their 2018 conference, looking at the impact of institutional bias and discrimination on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities. The report notes that the institutional bias that exists across many aspects of public life, from governmental departments to law enforcement institutions, is what perpetuates negative stereotypes and …
‘At this point, it is unclear what the post-March 2019 phase will look like, and how it will be managed.’ This is according to a September 2018 report on a joint roundtable on Roma and Brexit, from the APPG on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, the APPG on Migration, and the Roma Support Group.
Of those surveyed, 20% of Gypsies and Travellers said that they would not see a doctor if they or a family member had one or more of the symptoms of dementia.
This is according to the July 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Friends, Families and Travellers on dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, led by Friends, Families and Travellers and Homeless Link, has created a digital tool to help organisations audit their engagement with Inclusion Health groups.
27% of the prison population are from BME groups, compared to 14% of the general population. A July 2018 report by Runnymede and the Centre for Criminology at the University of Greenwich looks at disproportionality, safety and mental health in British prisons.
“Xenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.” This is according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in their annual report for 2017.
Date: Monday 16 July 2018 Time: 2-3pm Cost: Free Friends, Families and Travellers and Homeless Link are holding a webinar to launch their Inclusion Health Tool for VCSE organisations.
‘The lack of consideration of Gypsies and Travellers in the rollout of Universal Credit will have a major impact in the lives of our society’s most vulnerable groups.’ Friends Families and Travellers have published a May 2018 statement on the negative and disproportionate impact of Universal Credit on Gypsy and Traveller communities.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their business plan 2018/19 (PDF), in March 2018.
This plan outlines the priorities for their work in the coming year.