Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Progress on Disability Rights in the United Kingdom

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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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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse report: Creating a Truly Transformative Domestic Abuse Bill

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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SafeLives report: Free to be Safe

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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Scottish Refugee Council, Refugee Council and UNHCR UK report: A Journey Towards Safety

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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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Government response: Women and Equalities Committee report on the Race Disparity Audit

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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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