Let's tackle fast-fashion
The fashion industry comprises 10% of all global carbon emissions. It is urgent that the fashion industry drastically changes the way it produces clothing, waste management systems do more to recycle textiles, and consumers are encouraged to avoid fashion as it is not sustainable. Read our full response to the Environment Audit Committee inquiry 'fixing fashion' here...
Our Justice 4 You campaigners submitted two responses to Runnymede Trust's shadow report assessing the Government’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on behalf of civil society organisations. One of the responses is about the national curriculum and the second is about the racist rhetoric prevelant during th Brexit Referendum.
Response to DWP’s ‘Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper’
Our key recommendations are:
- Promote the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) when students are considering whether go on to Higher Education, rather than waiting until they’ve already made the decision.
- Add the Disability Confident Scheme to the list of considerations for new businesses listed here https://www.gov.uk/employing-staff.
- Leverage Disability Confident Leaders regionally and across their sector. This could be facilitated by trade associations and professional bodies.
- Upskill professional carers to help people with disabilities to overcome digital exclusion.
Just some of our meetings with MPs, Peers, Mayors and Local Councillors :)
Call for evidence: Ethnic disparities and inequality
Children become aware of race in their early years, and can therefore develop racist beliefs at this age too. In order to combat the gestation of such beliefs, schools need to teach racial diversity from a young age. Read our full response and Parliamentary brifing for MPs.
How can we improve democracy in the UK?
This Commission has been tasked with making proposals to restore trust in the UK's institutions and in how our democracy operates. Read our response here...