Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.
Continue reading “Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Is Britain Fairer?”
Over the last forty years, European Union funding has provided a safety net for people facing inequality and discrimination and offered them a chance to make their lives better.
This funding will end when the UK leaves the EU.
In this briefing, Liz Shannon, our parliamentary and policy adviser looks at the future of funding following our exit from the European Union.
Continue reading “EU Funding After Brexit: Shared Prosperity Must Mean Shared Rights”
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) .
Continue reading “Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee”
Analysis shows local areas spend an average of 6% of their mental health budget on children, despite children making up around 20% of the population.
This is according to the October 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health treatment.
Continue reading “The Children’s Commissioner briefing: Children’s Mental Healthcare in England”
The House of Commons Library have published a September 2018 briefing paper exploring the policy towards transgender prisoners in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing paper: Transgender Prisoners”
‘Our approach to social care is unsustainable, not least because we wait until care needs are acute before we address them.’
The New Economics Foundation has published a August 2018 report on sustainable social care in the UK and the role of community businesses.
Continue reading “New Economics Foundation report: Sustainable Social Care”
614,000 people migrated into the UK and 344,000 people emigrated from it, leaving an estimated net migration figure of +271,000.
These figures are for the year ending March 2018, according to a Commons Library briefing paper on migration statistics.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing paper: Migration Statistics”
The House of Commons Library has published an August 2018 briefing paper on social care, in relation to the forthcoming Green Paper on older people and parallel programme.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing paper: Social Care for Older People”
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
Continue reading “Child Rights Alliance England call for evidence: State of Children’s Rights 2018”