discrimination

Racism in Europe

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.

Systematic review of beliefs, behaviours and influencing factors associated with disclosure of a mental health problem in the workplace

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.

Close to home: an inquiry into older people and human rights in home care

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

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.

Scottish social attitudes survey 2010: attitudes to discrimination and positive action

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.

Equality Act 2010

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

Religious discrimination in Britain: a review of research evidence, 2000-10

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.

Is poverty in the UK a denial of people's human rights? (summary report)

Being poor in the United Kingdom can mean being subjected to discrimination on the grounds of poverty. Both poverty and discrimination are contrary to the spirit and the terms of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Damian Killeen argues that the refusal of successive governments to incorporate the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights into UK law has compounded common social attitudes that denigrate people who experience poverty and that undermine popular support for policies to eradicate poverty.

Response to the UK consultation on the European Commission proposal for an equal treatment directive

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is strongly supportive of the draft directive, and the overarching principle, that equal treatment means there should be no direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Promoting mental health : a resource for spiritual and pastoral care

Resource pack providing a range of information on mental health and its promotion and protection in communities and congregations. It contains practical activities and information to enable different church groups to discuss and debate specific subjects and concerns.