discrimination

Report that provides a civil society perspective on the situation of racism and related discrimination in Europe, between March 2010 and March 2011.

Findings indicate that racially discriminatory practices are widespread, institutional in nature and practiced at all levels of society across Europe.

Paper that reviews evidence on: employment-related disclosure beliefs and behaviours of people with a mental health problem; factors associated with the disclosure of a mental health problem in the employment setting; whether employers are less likely to hire applicants who disclose a mental health problem; and factors influencing employers’ hiring beliefs and behaviours towards job applicants with a mental health problem.

Report of an Inquiry to find out whether the human rights of older people wanting or receiving care in their ownhomes in England are fully promoted and protected. There has never been a systematic inquiry into the human rights of older people receiving or requiring home-based care and support.

Although far more older people receive home care than either residential or nursing care, the human rights of older people in residential and hospital care have received much more attention.

Time to Change is England's biggest ever attempt to end the stigma and discrimination that faces people with mental health problems.
It is a campaign to change attitudes, and behaviour too. This leading stigma and anti-discrimination campaign is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. The campaign is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Comic Relief and is evaluated by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, London.

Report that presents key findings from a study of public attitudes towards discrimination and positive action. Based on data from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA), the study aimed to:

• Measure the extent and character of discriminatory attitudes in Scotland in 2010
• Assess the extent of support for positive action to try and achieve equality for different groups
• Examine how attitudes have changed over time.

Paper that highlights the key changes implemented by the Equality Act 2010 and refers to specific provisions relevant to Scotland.

Commissioned report by Equality and Human Rights Commission that aims to identify and review:

• Quantitative and qualitative evidence of religious discrimination
• Any evidence about whether religious discrimination is increasing or decreasing
• Any differences in evidence between England, Wales and Scotland
• ‘Islamophobia’ as a frame of reference for discrimination against Muslims
• Gaps in the existing research and statistical evidence.

This report, one of a series of supplementary reports to 'The same as you?' review of services for people with learning disabilities, focuses on improving services and supports for children and young people with learning disabilities and with autism spectrum disorder in Scotland.

This factsheet discusses the way that HIV-related discrimination can intrude into many contexts and many parts of the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and people thought to be HIV positive. It argues that for PLWHA, or those assumed to be HIV-positive, no area of life is untouched by stigma and no area of life is invulnerable to discrimination.

From the persecution of Jewish people in 12th Century England to society's attitude towards people with HIV and AIDS in 2002, prejudice, stigma and the 'fear of the unknown' have always been with us, playing a central role in dividing people, cultures and races. This factsheet looks at what makes us prejudiced and how we can challenge it.