In partnership with the University of Reading, Runnymede has launched a new website called Romans Revealed, which looks at just how diverse Roman Britain was.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for films & the project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'
Runnymede has launched the first race equality scorecard in Kingston.
The Scorecard project is an innovative way of collecting and monitoring data on racial inequalities and will enable local partners and stakeholders to hold service providers to account for racial inequalities in their areas.
The Runnymede Trust hosted its annual race debate in January, with this year's event focusing on whether racists have the right to be heard.
You can now watch the video in full of the debate by clicking here.
Runnymede has responded to the Government's consultation on measuring child poverty.
Equality Bill Would Enshrine Anti-Discrimination Laws
14 December 2009
Laws preventing racial discrimination could be supported and enshrined by the Equality Bill, currently undergoing its second reading in the House of Lords.
Unfair treatment on the grounds of gender, age and disability would also be better protected against if the bill is successful.
The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) and all its members, of which Runnymede is one, strongly urge peers to support the bill and allow it to become an Act of Parliament, thereby incorporated into UK law.
The new legislation would bring together many of the existing equality laws under one umbrella, which would help to make individuals’ rights clearer to them, as well as to employers.
The bill would also allow positive action initiatives to be widened and simplified, making it plain how business owners could redress the balance of under-represented groups - such as BME people - in their employment.
Protection from injustice due to ‘dual discrimination’ is an aspect of the Equality Bill particularly welcomed by EDF members.
At the moment, for example, a Black woman who feels she has been unfairly treated due to her gender and race combined would have little legal protection.
She would have to choose between race and gender for the grounds on which to make her case in an employment tribunal. Employers could then point to colleagues who are White women or Black men in a misleading defence.
You can read more about the EDF's reactions to the Equality Bill in this briefing.
A decision from the House of Lords, with any amendments, is expected in the coming months.
The latest review of the National Curriculum by the Government proposes that no BME cultures or individuals are learned about until pupils are 11 years old.
Omar Khan, our Head of Policy Research, gave evidence at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia on the 21st March.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for website design, films, social surveys & project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'.