We urge the UK Government to ensure that the disproportionate impact of domestic abuse on women is acknowledged in the statutory definition.
This report represents the response of
the EHRC to some of the issues raised by the Committee on the Elimination of
All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) .
- Recommends that the UK government
should implement the entirety of the Equality Act 2010 (EA 2010) and examine
ways to improve access to redress for discrimination to ensure individuals are
able to enforce their rights under the act effectively
- Calls on the UK and Welsh governments
to develop national action plans to close gender, disability and ethnicity pay
gaps, and to report regularly on progress
- Supports the UK Government’s
encouragement of ‘whole school’ approaches to help ensure that anti bullying
and equality policies are effectively aligned with the teaching of
relationships education and relationships and sex education.
Read the full report here