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EHRC commissioner Angela Mason: ‘We won’t seek ‘reasonable adjustments’ for anti-gay workers’

EHRC commissioner Angela Mason: ‘We won’t seek ‘reasonable adjustments’ for anti-gay workers’ | equalities news | Scoop.it

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has apparently decided not to seek 'reasonable adjustments' to be made for homophobic workers who refuse to serve gay people.
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Religion and belief in HE: researching the experiences of staff and students — Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)

Religion and belief in HE: researching the experiences of staff and students — Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) | equalities news | Scoop.it

Providing a nationwide evidence-base exploring issues around religion and belief in the staff and student experience...
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Cripz: A Webcomic

Cripz: A Webcomic | equalities news | Scoop.it

Using a unique mixed-media format, Cripz takes a funny and inspirational look at two disabled high school students living in London, Ontario.
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Uphold human rights for intersex people

Uphold human rights for intersex people | equalities news | Scoop.it

Maya Posch has been fighting for recognition as intersex in the Netherlands for nearly seven years. She has encountered hostility and apathy from...
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Work and Mental Health

Work and Mental Health | equalities news | Scoop.it
Work and mental health: website for workers, employers and clinicians: all you questions answered...
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EHRC - Staff reductions at the Equality and Human Rights Commission

03 August 2011
Contrary to media reports today, staff numbers at the Commission have been reduced since the last election falling from 488 in May 2010 to 426 by July this year.
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Blog | Benefits claims: who's doing the real deceiving? #HardestHit | Mind

Baffled by the array of conflicting statistics and headlines around incapacity benefit in today's papers, Julia takes a closer look at the stats - and the stories.
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BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Voices from the Old Bailey, Series 2, Sexual Subcultures

BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Voices from the Old Bailey, Series 2, Sexual Subcultures | equalities news | Scoop.it
Amanda Vickery uses court cases to explore the lives of gay men and cross-dressers in the 18th century. Lesbians did not appear in court as lesbianism was not against the law - but we find and record an 18th century lesbian love song, as well as the hilarious 'Bumography'.
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Facebook: you've got a (gender) identity crisis!

Facebook: you've got a (gender) identity crisis! | equalities news | Scoop.it
If our ability to choose religions, languages, and interests are limitless, why should Facebook impose limits on something as essential as gender? Ask Facebook to respect and recognize transgender identities!
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Spouse English tests are 'racist'

Spouse English tests are 'racist' | equalities news | Scoop.it
Immigration rules requiring people to speak English before joining a spouse in the UK are racist, a lawyer challenging them tells a court.
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Barnardo's gives ultimatum to Coalition over asylum-seeker deal

Barnardo's gives ultimatum to Coalition over asylum-seeker deal | equalities news | Scoop.it
The charity Barnardo's has threatened to pull out of a deal to help operate a "family-friendly" detention centre for failed asylum-seekers, due to open this month, if the Government continues to break its promises on locking up children.
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Comment: Anti-immigrant tabloids have questions to answer over Norway terror

Comment: Anti-immigrant tabloids have questions to answer over Norway terror | equalities news | Scoop.it
If extremist literature can encourage Islamic terrorists, then anti-immigrant tabloids can encourage Anders Behring Breivik.
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UK marriage equality consultation delayed

UK marriage equality consultation delayed | equalities news | Scoop.it

The British government says a consultation on the future of marriage equality and civil partnerships will be held this autumn.
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Eight domestic violence projects loose 100% of their local authority funding in 2011/12 : womensgrid

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False Economy have published information collected across regions in England on the impact of local authority cuts on charities.


The list of charities facing funding cuts includes:
* 112 adult care charities
* 142 elderly-related charities
* 382 children’s and young people-related charities
* 151 disability-related charities.

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Evidence Dossier: Evaluation of the Equality Act 2010 | Equality and Diversity Forum

In 2011, the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) and the EDF Research Network were commissioned by the Government Equalities Office to undertake a short project to contribute to the evaluation of the Equality Act 2010, including producing a dossier of equality-related evidence and research material to inform the evaluation.....

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Clear laws needed to protect trans gender persons from discrimination, says Commissioner Hammarberg | Council of Europe

Clear laws needed to protect trans gender persons from discrimination, says Commissioner Hammarberg | Council of Europe | equalities news | Scoop.it

Trans gender persons face severe discrimination in many areas of life, not least in employment, education, health care and leisure activities. A report published recently by the Human Rights Commissioner shows that attitudes towards trans gender persons show ignorance, prejudice and even hatred. The fact that “transsexualism” and “gender identity disorder” are often found in medical classifications for mental illness can stigmatise trans gender persons and restrict their decisions in the choice of treatment.

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"Sad and cynical... a continuing dearth of feminine voices": A diversity audit of Radio 4 - The F-Word

"Sad and cynical... a continuing dearth of feminine voices": A diversity audit of Radio 4 - The F-Word | equalities news | Scoop.it
A guest post by Sharon Jacobs, who spent a day doing a diversity audit of male and female voices on BBC Radio 4...
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Outside the Box Development Support

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Mind Waves

Mind Waves is a pilot programme aimed at promoting mental health through positive use of the media.
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Trades Union Congress - Funding cuts by local authorities risk women's safety and support

Trades Union Congress - Funding cuts by local authorities risk women's safety and support | equalities news | Scoop.it
Local authorities are ignoring ministers' warnings that violence against women services should not be a soft target for funding cuts, says the TUC, End Violence Against Women Coalition and Women's Resource Centre in response to research published...
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Access to Work: Government dismisses alarm bells – DisabledGo News Blog

Government figures have confirmed a dramatic slump in the number of disabled people granted funds to make their workplaces more accessible.
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Access to Work: UKDPC boss’s anger after government denies vital support – DisabledGo News Blog

The government’s commitment to supporting disabled people in employment has been questioned again, after a prominent disabled leader had his application for workplace support rejected.
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Visa system could put new students off Scotland - Scotsman.com News

Visa system could put new students off Scotland - Scotsman.com News | equalities news | Scoop.it
Visa system could put new students off Scotland - UNIVERSITIES will be "adversely and unduly" affected by planned changes to the student visa system, according to a Westminster committee.
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Volunteer with refugees in Scotland | Scottish Refugee Council

Volunteer to help asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow, Scotland...
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