EHRC report: Pressing for Progress – Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in 2018

A July 2018 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assesses progress on women’s rights since 2013, in areas including:

  • enhancing the status of international human rights in domestic law
  • gender-based violence, harassment and abuse
  • participation in political and civic life
  • access to civil justice
  • human trafficking and modern slavery
  • detention and asylum
  • health, living standards and social security
  • work and education

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UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development report: Measuring Up – How the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UK is performing well on 24% of the targets relevant to domestic delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This is according to a July 2018 report by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) which calls for Government leadership and cross-sector action for achieving the SGDs.

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OECD report: A Broken Social Elevator? How to Promote Social Mobility

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There is a growing perception that social mobility has declined and growing pessimism about the chances of improving one’s own financial situation over a lifetime.

This is according to a June 2018 report by OECD on social mobility across countries and the economic, societal and political consequences.

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Hate Crime Recording and Data Collection Practice across the EU

Laws against hate crime are in place, and services are available for victims. But are these measures enough?

This question is addressed in a June 2018 report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on hate crime in the EU.

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UK Independent Mechanism briefing: Government’s response to the UN report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights.

This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.

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