For work on the new gender and diversity policy
The Green Party spring conference 2008 in Reading passed an enabling motion directing the creation of a gender and diversity policy. This list is designed to be the primary mechanism by which this happens.
Everyone with an interest in this area is most welcome to join the list.
The policy is conceived as being related, but not limited to, the subjects covered by the former Equal Opportunities Commission and
former Commission for Racial Equality, now taken within the Equality
and Human Rights Commission. (The Disability Rights Commission policy
areas are already well covered in the MfSS chapter of that title, and
it is not proposed that they be considered through this motion.)
Areas that might be developed include:
• equal pay and other employment issues, including pregnancy,
parenthood and caring responsibilities.
• gender- and sexuality-related violence
• domestic violence
• access to health and social care services
• treatment in the justice and legal systems
• treatment in education and training
• discrimination on the basis of religion and belief
• discrimination on the basis of age
• access to transport, shops and services
Policy Committee may also propose to move some existing content from
other areas of the MfSS if that seems appropriate.
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