Through their frontline work, Rights of Women have witnessed the devastating impacts that the cuts to legal aid enacted by LASPO have had on the ability of women survivors of violence and abuse to obtain safety and justice.
They have produced a February 2019 report (pdf) which analyses the accessibility of the scheme for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
‘Despite experiences of contact with multiple services, in many cases the lack of information, inadequate risk assessment, and multi-agency work, means that many women continue to fall through the gaps, remaining invisible.’ This is from a January 2019 report (pdf) from Agenda, AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) and the Lloyds Bank Foundation. The report examines …
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14 police forces are using, have previously used or are planning to use shady algorithms which ‘map’ future crime or predict who will commit or be a victim of crime, using biased police data.
This is according to the February 2019 report (pdf) from Liberty on police algorithms.
‘[The Act’s] provisions are designed to reflect a rights-based approach to social security, which marks it out as an interesting departure from the legislative status quo.’ This is according to a January 2019 article in the Edinburgh Law Review on the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.
‘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.
‘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.