Promoting Respectful
Relationships
12 November 2010
Chair: Kate Bennett
National Director for Wales,
Equality and Human Rights
Commission
Our Role
• Promote Equality
• Tackle Discrimination
• Uphold Human Rights
• Encourage Good Relations
The most evidence ever!
• 700 pages
• 20,000 facts
• 100 top findings
• 5 major challenges
Every individual has the
chance to learn and
realise their talents to the
full.
• Two-thirds of lesbian, gay and transgender
secondary school students report they have
been victims of bullying.
• Studen...
Every person should have
the opportunity to play a
part in strengthening
Britain’s economy.
Society should aim to put
an end to identity-based
violence and harassment.
• At school, young people with disabilities
and special educational needs are most at
risk of being bullied.
• 17% of all ...
Our prison population
• 90% of young men in prison had been
excluded from school.
• 1 in 3 women in prison have experience...
www.equalityhumanrights.com
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Kate Bennet - Wales Director Equality and Human Rights Condition - Connecting Bullying and Equality

  1. 1. Promoting Respectful Relationships 12 November 2010
  2. 2. Chair: Kate Bennett National Director for Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  3. 3. Our Role • Promote Equality • Tackle Discrimination • Uphold Human Rights • Encourage Good Relations
  4. 4. The most evidence ever! • 700 pages • 20,000 facts • 100 top findings • 5 major challenges
  5. 5. Every individual has the chance to learn and realise their talents to the full.
  6. 6. • Two-thirds of lesbian, gay and transgender secondary school students report they have been victims of bullying. • Students who are bullied at school have worse exam results and are twice as likely to end up not in education, employment or training at age 16. • In 2008 the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) expressed concern at the extent of bullying in schools.
  7. 7. Every person should have the opportunity to play a part in strengthening Britain’s economy.
  8. 8. Society should aim to put an end to identity-based violence and harassment.
  9. 9. • At school, young people with disabilities and special educational needs are most at risk of being bullied. • 17% of all those bullied at school reported having received death threats.
  10. 10. Our prison population • 90% of young men in prison had been excluded from school. • 1 in 3 women in prison have experienced sexual abuse.
  11. 11. www.equalityhumanrights.com

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