In July 2011, the Government Equalities Office published Barriers to employers in developing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly workplaces.
The research, by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, aimed to identify the barriers faced by employers in ensuring their workplaces are LGB&T-friendly, and to highlight what more Government could do to support employers in developing LGB&T-friendly workplaces.
In 2011, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) published a report of the Second ENAR Ad Hoc Expert Group on Promoting Equality in Employment.
The report assesses whether existing monitoring tools on diversity, particularly in relation to migrants and ethnic and religious minorities, are effective and suggests options for addressing the limitations identified, including indicators, targets, and benchmarks.
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In September 2011, the Employers’ Forum on Disability (EFD) launched its new Disability Standard. The Disability Standard is an online management tool and benchmark which enables business to measure and improve on performance for disabled customers, clients or service users, employees and stakeholders.
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In 2011, Stonewall published a report on ‘Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual People in later life’.
The report is based on a survey of 1,050 heterosexual and 1,036 lesbian, gay and bisexual people over the age of 55 across Britain. The survey asked about their experiences and expectations of getting older and examined their personal support structures, family connections and living arrangements. It also asked about how they feel about getting older, the help they expect to need, and what they would like to be available from health and social care services.
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In September 2011, Kaleidoscope – a new international LGBT campaign group – was launched in parliament by Speaker John Bercow, the group’s honorary president.
The group will combat the rise in homophobic violence around the world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
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Click here for report in the Pink Press on 14 September
Click here for report in the Guardian on 12 September