APPG Equalities meeting on the equality implications of current legislative programme

On 26 January 2010, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities held a meeting to discuss the equality implications of current legislative programme.

Presentations were given on the implications of: the fuel poverty provisions of the Energy Bill; the Financial Services Bill; and the Care and Support Green Paper.

Click here for note of meeting

Click here for presentation by Katherine Wilson, Employers for Carers

Fawcett report on ethnic minority women’s access to justice

The Fawcett Society published a report in February 2010 examining the experiences of ethnic minority women as workers, offenders and victims within the criminal justice system.

‘Realising Rights: increasing ethnic minority women’s access to justice’ examines how ethnic minority women fall through the gaps within a system that marginalises their needs and experiences and what can be done about it.


GEO guide to the Duty to Reduce Socio-Economic Inequalities

In January 2010, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) published a guide that explains the background to the duty, the need for it, and how it will operate for each of the different types of public body that are covered by it.

It also explains how compliance with the duty will be monitored, and answers the questions that have been put to the Government in discussion with stakeholders.

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