Social protections have been reduced and disabled people and their families continue to be some of the hardest hit.
This is from the October 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on disability rights in the United Kingdom.
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Disability Rights Rights UK have launched the Right to Participate project to increased awareness of the Equality Act and the ways it can protect disabled people from discrimination in everyday situations.
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The Migration Advisory Committee have published their final report (pdf) which assesses the impact of the European Economic Area (EEA) migration on a wide range of areas including: the labour market; public services and communities.
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Breaking down the specific barriers faced by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women must be central to the bill.
This is from the September 2018 report (pdf) from the APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse which makes key recommendations for the Government on issues to cover in forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill
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Our data shows that where non-LGBT+ services are engaging with
LGBT+ people, there is a bias towards female bisexual women who have
experienced abuse from a male partner.
This is according to the SafeLives’ September 2018 report which highlights the experiences of LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and what needs to change so that every survivor gets the support they need.
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We recommend that the Ministry of Justice lift restrictions on legal aid in England and Wales for beneficiaries of international protection seeking family reunion.
This is one of the key recommendations from the Refugee Council, UNHCR UK and Scottish Refugee Council report (pdf) on the experiences of men and women granted refugee protection in the UK.
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Despite showing ongoing commitment to the Race Disparity Audit, the Government have rejected calls from the Women and Equalities Committee to develop a cross-government race equality strategy to act on the disparities which the data reveal.
This is from the September 2018 response from the Government, published by the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC).
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‘There is a large body of NGO and academic literature on the harmful
effects of immigration detention’ says the August 2018 paper from the House of Commons Library.
This paper provides an overview of the policy and practice of immigration detention in the UK.
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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 economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform’ says the September 2018 final report (pdf) from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Commission on Economic Justice.
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