The Special Rapporteur released a report in 2016 which sets out the Recognition, Institutionalization and Accountability (RIA) Framework for realising economic and social rights. He is currently carrying out a research project (pdf) to expand upon the 2016 report by investigating the extent of legislative recognition and institutionalisation of economic and social rights globally. As well …
Date: January 24 2019 Time: 9:30am – 5pm Location: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Ellen Wilkinson Building (Room B2.4), Manchester, M13 9PR Cost: Free The Women’s Budget Group invites you to attend the launch of their Early-Career Network, a full-day event to talk about feminist economics and the strive for a gender-equal economy. This …
‘The Brexit vote came in part as an outcome of the aforementioned inequalities’, says the December 2018 report (pdf) from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on Brexit and inequality.
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.
Fair Play South West have launched the first episode of their podcast where they reflect on the reported comment by the UN Rapporteur on UK poverty that:
‘If you got a group of misogynists in a room, and said guys, how can we make this system work for men and not for women, they wouldn’t have come up with too many other ideas than what’s already in place’.
‘An under-resourced justice system imposes costs on society and damages economic welfare. Short-term savings may result in long-term burdens.’ This is according to a November 2018 report (pdf) from the Bar Council on the functioning of the justice system in the age of austerity.
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 Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society (Civil Society Futures) have launched their final report in November 2018 (pdf). Chaired by Julia Unwin, the inquiry seeks to give the sector the tools it needs to address and find solutions to challenges facing society.