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.
Government calls for more ASBOs against Gypsies and Travellers
23 March 2010
The government has today called on local councils to make use of ASBOs and other powers to tackle antisocial behaviour explicitly “associated with Gypsies and Travellers”. In new guidance published today, the government states that perceptions that the community is treated differently from the rest of the population “damages public confidence about fair treatment for all”.
It is worrying that the government has singled out an ethnic group in this way for differential treatment in relation to crime prevention measures. This is especially concerning given that Runnymede found in its 2006 report on ASBOs that there is currently no systematic ethnic monitoring of antisocial behaviour tools and as a result, it is impossible to tell whether these tools are being used in a discriminatory way.
It is also a concern that by portraying the Gypsy and Traveller community as a particular problem the government could potentially be legitimizing a backlash against these groups.
Alongside today’s announcement, Communities and Local Government Secretary John Denham MP welcomed new planning rules to speed up the enforcement process for quicker action against developments without planning permission such as unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller sites.
The government announcement follows weeks of parliamentary questions on the Gypsy and Traveller community. Most notably, Baroness Whitaker criticized the government last week for not prioritizing the introduction of legislation before the election to extend security of tenure on Gypsy and Traveller sites to that available to other caravan dwellers.
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'.