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April 2021 Newsletter

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Introduction to economic, social, and cultural rights 

Ever wanted to know what economic, social, and cultural rights are all about? Check out these short video tutorials and written materials developed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, now on our website

Our response to the Report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. 

We were one of hundreds of NGOs that submitted evidence to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ consultation on ‘ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK’ in November 2020.  We are incredulous that the report of the Commission published on 31 of March contradicts everything that so many Black, Asian and minority ethnic people know and experience.  You can read our response here.  

Our evidence included in Lords’ report on living online

We were really pleased to see our evidence cited in the House of Lords’ Covid 19 Committee report of its inquiry into the rapid acceleration of digital trends that has taken place during the pandemic.  You can read more here 

 

Our evidence to Joint Committee on Human Rights Legislative Scrutiny: Renters' Reform Bill
 

We have now published our submission written in response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights call for evidence for its ‘Legislative Scrutiny: Renters' Reform Bill’. You can read the submission here.

SENsitive group of Wythenshawe mums speak at GM Assembly
 

Social Rights Alliance Manchester's first local community partner ‘SENsitive’, a group of mothers of children with special educational needs, shared powerful testimonies at the Greater Manchester Assembly with mayoral candidates. See blog post here

We are recruiting! Would you like to join our team?

 Treasurer  
We are looking for a (voluntary) Treasurer to oversee the governance of our financial affairs. Download the application pack here 

What we are reading and listening to:

 

Professor Emerita Geraldine Van Bueren QC and Ken Bluestone call for a new treaty protecting the rights of older persons in this podcast   
Social Justice Through Human Rights
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