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Guest blog: Call to stop disabled hate crime

By Dawn Gullis My name is Dawn Gullis. I work for Mencap Cymru as the external affairs officer. ITV Wales have asked me to appear as a guest blogger, and respond to the Equality and Human Right’s Commission’s report, following its inquiry into disability-related harassment. I’ve worked with colleagues in Mencap Cymru to prepare this response. … Continue reading

Guest blog: What does ‘poverty’ really mean?

Victoria Winckler is Director of the Bevan Foundation, a charity that promotes social justice in Wales through research and debate. She has worked extensively on equality and poverty issues at the Foundation and in her previous roles in local government and academia. By Victoria Winckler What image does the word ‘poverty’ conjure up? Someone sleeping … Continue reading

Guest blog: Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Kate Bennett is the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s National Director for Wales. Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity, Autonomy. These five words represent human rights principles and at their most basic, how we treat each other. Sixty-two years ago today on December 10th 1948, a group of prominent men and women from all over the world came … Continue reading

Guest Blog: White Ribbon Day

By Kate Bennett Today is White Ribbon Day – a campaign which runs on the UN’s International Elimination of Violence Against Women day– a day dedicated to tackling violence against women across the World. Kate Bennett, The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s National Director for Wales, explains what the day means for people here, why its important and what the commission and … Continue reading

Research shows barriers faced by ‘most discriminated against’ groups

Many of the most vulnerable and discriminated against groups in Wales feel they are unable to seek help or complain when faced with discrimination because of negative attitudes and perceptions. That’s the findings of qualitative research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which was published in Newport today. The research follows on from a 2008 … Continue reading

Disabled hate crime on the increase in Wales

The number of crimes committed against the most vulnerable living in Wales has increased over the last few years according to a report by the Equality and Human Rights commission. A report from the equal rights group says that disabled people in Wales are four times more likely to experience violence, intimidation and harassment than … Continue reading

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