Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report: Impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights

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‘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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Voice4Change and Runnymede Trust joint report: Making the case for race equality

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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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Law Society report on the affordability of legal proceedings for those excluded from eligibility for criminal legal aid

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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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Women and Equalities Committee report: Older People and Employment – Government and EHRC Responses to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2017–19

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‘More than a million over 50s talents are wasted’ says the October 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on older people and employment.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: Britain’s Brexit hopes, fears and expectations

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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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Care Quality Commission report: State of Care 2017/18

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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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