‘Of the various forms of inequality in the labour market, women’s unpaid care work is often neglected in the design of policies and economic reforms.’
This is according to an October 2018 report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (pdf). The report, by the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, looks at the impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights.
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One in seven LGBT people (14 per cent) have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination because they’re LGBT.
This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from Stonewall on mental health and well-being of LGBT people.
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‘Advocates may need to act with greater focus and intentionality in how they make their case, as they are unlikely to be able to rely on the morality of their cause or on longstanding arguments to win the day.’
This is according to an October 2018 report from Voice4Change England and the Runnymede Trust (pdf) on the potential and limits of ‘framing’ approaches for race equality advocates.
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‘The means testing of legal aid is set at a level that can require people on low incomes to make contributions to legal costs that they could not afford while maintaining a socially acceptable standard of living.’
This is according to a September 2018 report from the Law Society.
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‘For the most part the debate about Brexit was one that divided low-income voters in much the same way as the rest of the country.’
This is according to an October 2018 analysis from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation of questions on attitudes to Brexit from the 2017 British Social Attitudes survey. It focuses on the long-term consequences of Brexit, and pays special attention to the views of people on low incomes.
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Older LGB people have lived through direct discrimination in mental health services and there is not enough research exploring the effects of this on both the mental health of older LGB people and how they access services now.
State of Care 2017/18 (pdf) is the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of health and social care in England.
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There is a desperate lack of refuge spaces for victims of domestic abuse -refuge provision should be a statutory obligation, backed by national ring fenced funding.
This is from the October 2018 report from the Home Affairs Committee on the forthcoming Government Bill on Domestic Abuse.
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‘We believe that people who have risked everything to find safety should have the best chance possible of contributing to our society and integrating into their new communities.’
This is according to an October 2018 launch report (pdf) from the Lift the Ban coalition.
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