Equality and Human Rights Resources

As this site develops we will be including a range of useful resources about equality and human rights topics. If you need any of these documents in an accessible format please get in touch.

Intersectionality Resources

HEAR humanity.equality.rights‘Faith and Older Age’; Partnership Working in the Voluntary Sector, HEAR and AgeUK
Summary of literature review and consultation investigating collaborations between faith groups and older people’s organisations and access for older people of faith. May 2017

A guide to the rights and entitlements of disabled asylum seekers, refugees and HEAR humanity.equality.rightsrefused applicants in the UK, HEAR
HEAR briefing on refugees’ rights to health, mental health and social care support; in its simpliest terms rights for disabled people ‘trump’ immigration law. October 2016.
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A guide to the right to free and concessionary transport for disabled asylum seekers, refugees and refused applicants in the UK, HEAR
HEAR briefing, produced at the request of the Home Office, highlighting disabled and older peoples entitlement to concessionary travel, independent on their immigration status. October 2016.

Lobbying and Campaigning resources

Submitting Evidence, Women and Equalities Committee (WEC), Judith Boyce

Powerpoint presented by Judith Boyce clerk of WEC to the Equality and Diversity Forum meeting April 2017. Guidance on written submissions useful for all parliamentary committees, and other statutory engagement structures.

Lobbying Parliament, Z2K, Paul Nicolson
This document provides practical tips for VCS to influence the policy-making process. The guide is written by Rev. Paul Nicolson, founder and a trustee of Z2K, an experienced campaigner who has been lobbying Parliament on issues related to poverty for decades

Inequality is not Inevitable, The Equality Trust (TET)
How you make the UK a fairer, better society;a guide for inequality activists. This guide, published by TET in December 2016,  aims to help inequality activists target key decision-makers, and those who influence them, so that action is taken to reduce inequality.

7 Top Twitter Tips for Charities, WhiteFuse, Owen Roseblade
Posted originally in 2013, but with Twitter is still ruling Social Media could your organisations tweets be better? More engaging? More discoverable? More retweetable? Here are 7 simple tips to keep on hand when writing a better tweet.

HEAR Members’ reports, research and toolkits

Intersex UK’s submission into the Gender Recognition Act consultation
The UK’s leading intersex-led organisation submitted in onto the Government consultation on the GRA in 2018 to highlight the needs and rights of people who are intersex’ and with ‘variations of sex characteristics’ (used to describe the wide range of typically healthy variations of biology that do not fit the standard definitions, or represent the typical biological traits of male or female bodies). Intersex people are often excluded from current conversations about gender diversity. This paper explains what intersex/VSD people need so their ‘paperwork’ reflects their lives and human rights.