The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) Research Network is a multi-disciplinary equality and human rights network bringing together academics, policy makers, NGOs and funders to inform and improve UK policy and legislation.

Black Female Professors call for action on representation

The Black Female Professors Forum marked International Women’s Day by celebrating black women in academia, but also by highlighting the lack of female professors in UK higher education institutions (HEI). Their research – which is in the early stages – has so far identified 54 Black female professors in UK academia, though they acknowledge there is likely
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EHRC Research Update December 2016

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Research Database Newsletter for December 2016 includes details of new research on pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace. The EHRC research team provides a quarterly research database newsletter. Each newsletter has a specific theme as well as containing summaries of new research reports and a reading list of key literature on a
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Call for workshops and papers for the National Summit on Tackling Multiple Disadvantage

Revolving Doors Agency is looking for proposals for workshops and papers for the Second National Summit on Tackling Multiple Disadvantage (8 to 9 May 2017). Two years ago, the first National Summit brought together a vibrant network of people with lived experience, service providers, commissioners and policy makers, each with different skills and expertise and all committed to achieving
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JRF Report – Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2016

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published their annual report on ‘Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion‘ in December 2016. The report, written by the New Policy Institute, highlighted that:  21% of the UK population live in low-income households – a proportion has barely changed since 2002/03; The number of private renters in poverty has doubled over the last decade; The number of
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ESRC fully-funded collaborative studentship in Empirical Studies in Law

Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study. The studentships will commence in October 2017. These particular studentships, known as ‘collaborative studentships’, involve liaison with a non-academic organization(s) at several key stages of the research.   Cardiff School of Law and
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ONS update to Trans Data Position Paper

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published an update to the 2009 Trans Data Position Paper in January 2017.  This built on the need for gender identity data identified in the 2021 Census topic consultation. The update covered legislation, the Women and Equalities Committee Transgender Equality inquiry, data collection and question development worldwide, along with details of ONS research, testing and
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EHRC Invitation to Tender – social security systems based on dignity and respect

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is seeking to commission research on the design of social security systems based on the concepts of dignity and respect. The deadline for tenders is 1pm on 2 February 2017. The aims of this project are: To provide EHRC Scotland with evidence of aspects of social security systems elsewhere that
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EDF and Research Network members give evidence on Equalities legislation after Brexit

Ali Harris, EDF Chief Executive, and Research Network members Professor Anna Lawson from Leeds University, and Professor Sylvia Walby from the University of Lancaster gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on 31 November 2016.
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Mapping the Great Repeal Bill – EU Law & Protection of Human Rights

Angela Patrick, from Doughty Street Chambers, produced a background paper for the Thomas Paine Initiative, entitled ‘Mapping The Great Repeal: European Union Law And The Protection Of Human Rights‘, published in December 2016.
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EDF and EHRC seminar on prejudice and unlawful behaviour

The Equality and Diversity Forum and the Equality and Human Rights Commission held a joint seminar on 3 October 2016 for NGOs on the Commission’s recently published Prejudice and unlawful behaviour research report. The report brings together the latest evidence and insight on how prejudice leads to discrimination and unlawful behaviour (discrimination, identity-based harassment and violence). The
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