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.
Manifesto round-up: Conservative Party
14 April 2010
The big idea in the Tory manifesto is re-distributing power from the state to individuals, families and local communities. The party argues that by giving people more power over their public services poverty and inequality will decrease. The manifesto also argues that by promoting equality and tackling discrimination, everyone will be able to “play their part” in this new society.
Other relevant measures announced in the manifesto focus on crime, immigration and civil liberties, including an increase of prison capacity.
In relation to crime and immigration, a dedicated Border Police Force will be set up to “enhance national security, improve immigration controls, and crack down on the trafficking of people, weapons and drugs”. An annual limit will be introduced on immigration from non-EU countries, and access will be limited to those “who will bring the most value to the British economy”.
Prison capacity will be increased under the Tories – this will be of direct relevance to BME communities given that black people make up 15% of the current prison population, despite amounting to only 2.2 % of the national population. In addition, rehabilitation for those leaving prison will, according to the manifesto, be improved.
On civil liberties, the Conservatives will legislate to ensure that the DNA database is used to store information only about those guilty of committing a crime rather than those who are innocent. They will also replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. Shadow Justice Secretary Dominic Grieve MP focused on these issues in detail in a paper he recently wrote for us on race equality.
Tomorrow I’ll take a look at the Lib Dem manifesto, as well as its mini-manifesto on race equality.
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'.