Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee

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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) . 

Understanding Society: Gender Equality – the pay gap and beyond – 7 November 2018 (London)

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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 …

Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing paper: Following Grenfell – The Right to Adequate and Safe Housing

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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.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis: Comparing Investment in Universal Credit Work Allowances and Taper Rate

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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).