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Discrimination against people with disabilities starts before they are born

3rd Dec 2018
Rachael Adams

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the issues that people with disabilities face and to mobilise support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Women on a bed

MPs call for action on sex for rent scandal

29th Nov 2018
James Mildred

This week, MPs debated the worrying increase in sex for rent adverts after recent evidence of people offering free accommodation in return for sex.

WATCH: a real world example of family discrimination in our tax system

29th Nov 2018
James Mildred

Our friends at the Tax and the Family charity have published an interview with a one-earner family who talk about the ways in which the current tax system discriminates against them. UK is a cold place for families

vulnerable patient with drip attached

Supreme Court rejects assisted suicide challenge

28th Nov 2018
James Mildred

An attempt by a a terminally ill man to challenge the law on assisted suicide came to an end yesterday after the Supreme Court declined to hear a second appeal.

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UN’s 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women

23rd Nov 2018
James Mildred

By Stuart Weir, CARE for Scotland Director #HearMeToo

WATCH: Govt urged to back vital modern slavery victims Bill

23rd Nov 2018
James Mildred

In a new video Lord McColl of Dulwich, the Peer behind the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill argues that current modern slavery laws provide inadequate protection for victims. He also explains why his Bill can help address this shortcoming.     

The Prime Minister, Theresa May

Theresa May refuses to back radical abortion plan

23rd Nov 2018
James Mildred

The Prime Minister has said she does not support controversial proposals to change abortion law in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Number of child gamblers quadruples in just two years

22nd Nov 2018
James Mildred

The scale of problem gambling among young people has been exposed after a new report by the Gambling Commission showed the number of child gamblers had quadrupled in just two years. 

Gambling machines

Ladbrokes commits to cutting betting machine stake in Northern Ireland

20th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Ladbrokes has announced it would cut the maximum stake on highly addictive Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in Northern Ireland. The British Government announced recently that the maximum stake on FOBTs would be cut from £100 to just £2.

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Sex crimes double in Britain’s only red light district

19th Nov 2018
James Mildred

The number of sex crimes in Holbeck, where you find Britain’s only official red-light district have more than doubled since the experiment was introduced.

woman walking alone

Criminalising the purchase of sex will help end human trafficking

16th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

A new report has found that criminalising the purchase of sex is the most effective way to end demand and effectively tackle human trafficking.

mother and baby

Revealed: 98.26 % against Welsh Govt plan to offer abortion to NI women

15th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

The Welsh Government announced that women from Northern Ireland can now have free abortions on the Welsh NHS, but what they failed to announce in their press release was the results of the consultation they ran on the proposals that showed 98.26 per