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.
Continue reading “Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Is Britain Fairer?”
Over the last forty years, European Union funding has provided a safety net for people facing inequality and discrimination and offered them a chance to make their lives better.
This funding will end when the UK leaves the EU.
In this briefing, Liz Shannon, our parliamentary and policy adviser looks at the future of funding following our exit from the European Union.
Continue reading “EU Funding After Brexit: Shared Prosperity Must Mean Shared Rights”
There’s no place for hate in Scotland. Report it to stop it.
This is from the Scottish Government who have launched a hate crime campaign to put an end to hate crime in Scotland.
Continue reading “Scottish Government campaign: Hate Crime 2018”
The House of Commons Library have published a September 2018 briefing paper exploring the policy towards transgender prisoners in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing paper: Transgender Prisoners”
One in three people in Scotland live in homes that do not meet the Living Home Standard.
This is according to an August 2018 report by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Shelter Scotland on the Living Home Standard in Scotland.
Continue reading “Ipsos MORI & Shelter report: The Living Home Standard in Scotland”
‘Leaving the EU will change the constitutional arrangements of the UK in relation to the devolution settlements’, says a July 2018 report from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.
Continue reading “Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report: Devolution and Exiting the EU – Reconciling Differences and Building Strong Relationships”
‘It is noteworthy that whenever further devolution of power has been mooted in Scotland, equality has been high on the agenda.’
This observation by Professor Nicole Busby from the University of Strathclyde is from her guest blog on Brexit and gender equality in Scotland, as part of the EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series.
Continue reading “EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Brexit, Gender Equality and Scotland – Opportunity or Threat?”
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Continue reading “Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Pressing for Progress – Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in 2018”
‘Discussions about the potential impact of Brexit have focused on the NHS. There has been comparatively less attention paid to the social care sector.’
A June 2018 research study by the Scottish Government and Ipsos MORI looks at the contribution of non-UK EU social care workers in Scotland.
Continue reading “Scottish Government report: The Contribution of Non-UK EU Workers in the Social Care Workforce in Scotland”
The characterisation of Londoners as socially detached and economically privileged is not only inaccurate, it is deeply damaging to social cohesion across the UK.
A July 2018 report by Trust for London and NatCen looks at the attitudes of Londoners and how they compare across the rest of Britain.
Continue reading “Trust for London report: What Britain Thinks”