‘Immigration has become a totemic emblem for the many grievances people feel in modern Britain.’ This is according to Hope Not Hate’s October 2018 report, Fear, Hope and Loss: Understanding the Drivers of Hope and Hate.
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: 7 November 2018 Time: 12pm – 3pm Location: Greencoat Place, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD Cost: Free Understanding Society is inviting delegates to attend a timely debate to discuss the unfolding momentum on gender equality. The event will promote a cross-sectoral conversation on the interplay of factors driving the gender pay gap, and …
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.
The employment rate for May to July 2018 was 75.5% – slightly lower than for February to April (75.6%), but higher than for a year earlier (75.3%). This is according to a September 2018 statistical bulletin from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the UK labour market.
Spending £1 billion increasing work allowances helps more people exit poverty, and provides a larger budget boost to households in lower-income deciles, compared to spending the same amount on lowering the taper.
This is according to the September 2018 Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis of different ways of boosting the budgets of low-income working households claiming Universal Credit (UC).
14.2 million people in the UK population are in poverty, including 8.4 million working-age adults, 4.5 million children, and 1.4 million pension-age adults. This is according to a new report from the Social Metrics Commission (pdf), using a recommended new measure of poverty for the UK detailed in the report.
One in five young women (20%) and one in six young men (16%) said that they had been offered less than the minimum wage they were entitled to.
This is from the Young Women’s Trust who have published their annual survey (pdf), in September 2018.
‘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 a large body of NGO and academic literature on the harmful
effects of immigration detention’ says the August 2018 paper from the House of Commons Library.
This paper provides an overview of the policy and practice of immigration detention in the UK.