More than half of civil society organisations (CSOs) say the situation for civil society in their country has deteriorated or strongly deteriorated in the past three years.
This is according to a November 2018 conference paper from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights on civil society space in 2018. The paper summarises the results of a September 2018 consultation with the Agency’s civil society network, and complements their January 2018 report on challenges facing CSOs.
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The Scottish Government are consulting on measures to strengthen the existing legislative framework to protect women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). They are seeking views on several additional provisions, and on the prevalence of other, overlapping forms of violence against women. The deadline is 4 January 2019.
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The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the future of civil partnership in Scotland, in light of a recent UK Supreme Court decision. They are seeking views from the public on two options: the closure of civil partnership to new relationships from a specific date in the future, and the broadening of civil partnership to make it available to opposite sex couples. The deadline is 21 December 2018.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) would like to hear your views about their draft strategic plan (their work plan for the next three years). Your views on how they prioritise and achieve these aims are very important to them.
Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019
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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office’s Race Disparity Unit have launched a consultation on a mandatory approach to ethnicity pay reporting.
They are seeking views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers, including what should be reported and by who, and what immediate next steps should be taken. The deadline for responses is 11 January 2019.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have launched a September 2018 inquiry to look at whether legal aid enables people who raise a discrimination complaint in England and Wales to get justice.
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The Cabinet have released their response to the Call for Evidence : Access to Elections, in August 2018.
The response includes actions to be taken forward, produced in partnership with the Government-chaired Accessibility of Elections Working Group which includes representatives from organisations acting on behalf of disabled people and from bodies which oversee and conduct elections and referendums.
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Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have opened a call for evidence ahead of their flagship annual publication on the state of children’s rights in England.
They are looking for input to help make the report credible, relevant and change-focused. The deadline is 14 September 2018
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‘We have heard what needs to change: the stigma associated with social housing, the need for landlords to listen to residents and the desire for a culture of accountability and respect.’
This is according to the August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper, which proposes ‘fundamental reform’.
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is researching the design of the 2021 Census, in relation to long-term health problem or disability question. They have opened a survey for data users.
The survey closes on 3 August 2018.
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