Scotland’s biggest ever study into equality and human rights - published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) - has revealed mixed results that show improvement for some, but many others are at risk of being left behind.
Following the publication of a new report on transgender equality by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee, Jackie Driver, Lead Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender issues at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “We welcome today’s landmark report on transgender equality."
The Chairs and Chief Executives of the National Human Rights Institutions for Ireland, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Scotland met on 2 December to share progress and discuss future collaboration.
An Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland report published today shows an increased number of Scots are working past retirement with over 9,000 men and women aged between 65-74 clocking up over 49 hours per week.
The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain reveals that while for many life has become fairer over the past five years, for others progress has stalled and for some– in particular young people and poor White boys – life on many fronts has got worse.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today published the fourth in a series of reports which track the performance of Scottish public bodies against their duties under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012.