Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Is Britain Fairer?

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Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: Designing a Shared Prosperity Fund

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‘The UK Government must deliver a new deal for people living in left-behind places, so that they can build a better life for themselves and their families.’

This is from an October 2018 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the funding and design of the promised UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Home Office and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government report: Action Against Hate

‘We have seen a welcome increase in reporting…however, this increase in reporting is also thought to reflect a genuine rise in hate crime around specific events such as the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack.’

This is according to an October 2018 update to the Government’s Hate crime action plan (pdf).

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Equality and Human Rights Commission research report: Developing a National Barometer of Prejudice and Discrimination in Britain

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Nearly three-quarters of people in Britain (74%) agreed that there should be equality for all groups in Britain, but one in ten (10%) people surveyed disagreed.

This statistic is from the October 2018 research report on the first national survey of prejudice in Britain in over a decade.

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Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee

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There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment, and extra-territorial jurisdiction.

The Women’s Resource Centre have produced the England Shadow report (pdf) for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) .

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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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