Equality and Diversity Forum
Citizens Advice belongs to the Equality and Diversity Forum which is the network of national organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and broader equality and human rights issues:
Latest forum discussions
Public Law for Everyone: Human Rights Post-Brexit, the Need for Legislation?
'There are no quick fix solutions. The enactment of new legislation to protect human rights post Brexit is probably best left for after Brexit, allowing for broader consultation and reflection'. This is according to Professor Mark Elliott who published a February 2019 article exploring how human rights should be protected in the future post Brexit. Read the full article.
Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry: the Right to Freedom and Safety – Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Submissions must be made by 2 March 2018.
Age UK survey: The Big Social Care
Age UK have published a survey to hear the experiences of people and their families who have needed adult care and support. The Government have promised to change the adult social care system in England to make it fit for the future. And Age UK have produced a February 2018 survey to hear about your experiences. The Care and Support Alliance will use these results as part of Age UK's campaigning work. Responses will not be used in a way to that identifies any individual or family publicly. Find out more and complete the complete the survey.
Discrimination Law Association: Annual General Meeting – 20 February 2018
Date: 20 February 2018 Time: Starts from 6pm Location: 7 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BS Cost: Free The Discrimination Law Association invite you to their annual general meeting, which will be followed by a social event. Find out more on the Discrimination Law Association website.
Women and Equalities Committee inquiry: Sexual harassment in the workplace
'More than 40% of women and more than 18% of men have experienced some form of unwanted sexual behaviour in the workplace', says the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC). WEC have launched a full February 2018 inquiry on sexual harassment in the workplace and they are inviting submissions of written evidence. This inquiry will sit alongside their related inquiry on the Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places. WEC are inviting written evidence specifically on: How widespread sexual harassment in the workplace is, and whether this has increased or decreased over time Who experiences sexual harassment in the workplace, who perpetrates it and what the impact is on different groups Actions that the Government and employers should be taking to change workplace culture to prevent sexual harassment, give people more confidence to report sexual harassment, and make this issue a higher priority for employers How workers can be better protected from sexual harassment by clients, customers and other third parties The effectiveness and accessibility of tribunals and other legal means of redress and what can be done to improve those processes the advantages and disadvantages of using non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases, including how inappropriate use of such agreements might be tackled. Find out more on the WEC website.