Menu

Login to access your account

Wed, 3 June 2020

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Coronavirus
Home affairs
Coronavirus
Warning to Chancellor of the Exchequer: Don’t turn your back on law and order Member content
Coronavirus
Why collaboration holds the key to coordinated border management Member content
Coronavirus
Press releases

EHRC briefing - International Women's Day debate 7 March 2019

Equality and Human Rights Commission

1 min read Member content

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has drafted a briefing ahead of the International Women’s Day debate.


The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has drafted a briefing ahead of the International Women’s Day debate, which can be found here.

The briefing follows the recent review of the UK’s gender equality record by the United Nations and the EHRC conducting its largest ever review of women rights. Encouragingly there have been areas of progress in recent years e.g. forced marriage has been criminalised and shared parental leave has been introduced, but, as outlined in the briefing, there are key issues of concern which deserve attention where progress needs to be made.

The briefing covers the following six thematic areas, outlining the issues and providing recommendations for government:

  • Just and fair conditions of work;
  • Gender-based violence;
  • Adequate standards of living;
  • Participation in political and civic life;
  • Asylum-seeking women; and

Strengthening equality and human rights protections

Categories

Home affairs
Associated Organisation