CALL TO ACTION: complete the caste consultation (deadline extended)
1st August 2017
The Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law consultation deadline has been extended until 18 September 2017. This was as a result of a specific request from DSN-UK and the consortium of organisations and leading academics that have come together to produce guidelines and FAQs – all to be found on our dedicated website www.casteintheuk.org.
If you are yet to complete the consultation questionnaire please go to the above website and also for direct access to the consultation click here https://consult.education.gov.uk/government-equalities-office/caste-in-great-britain-and-equality-law-1/.
This is a crucial time as we need to send the new Government a powerful message that caste discrimination in the UK must be outlawed – and this must be done by adding caste to the Equality Act as agreed by Parliament in 2013.
Some of the key things you need to know:
- The deadline for the consultation is 18 September 2017.
- If you are struggling to complete the questionnaire the guidance note will become useful. Where there are some suggested answers, which you should put in your own words, keeping to the max 100 words as required.
- If you do not have time, please ensure that you at least complete the 4 mandatory questions: Q5 – Strongly Disagree; Q12a – Strongly Agree; Q12b – Strongly Disagree; Q16 – Option 2 to add caste to the Equality Act 2010.
We also encourage you to follow and tweet the Twitter handle @Casteintheuk and visit, like and share the dedicated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CasteintheUK/.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes and many thanks in advance for completing the questionnaire, sharing it with your networks and helping to outlaw caste discrimination in the UK.