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S T H ELENA N ATIONAL H UMAN R IGHTS A CTION P LAN Update for Info LegCo 10 th August 2012.

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1 S T H ELENA N ATIONAL H UMAN R IGHTS A CTION P LAN Update for Info LegCo 10 th August 2012

2 A GENDA Background What has happened since April 2012 Key issues

3 B ACKGROUND Work funded by HRCBC & Citizenship Commission with support of Home & International Committee June – December 2011 Initial research & Report drafting with Julie Ashdown Further development and research December 2011 – April 2012 Action plan adopted by ExCo Funding & Accommodation Strategy

4 A PRIL P RESENT 65 goals in the action plan to be achieved by 31 st December 2012 Various Directorates, Home and International Committee, Human Rights Capacity Building Committee, Human Rights Facilitator. 15 have already been achieved and work on a further 25 is well underway. Positive response & commitment in general Congratulations to the Police and Prison Service!

5 F ACILITATOR G OALS Increasing awareness Launch and Development of Resources Regular articles in The Independent Blog Facebook Page Establishing links with other HR organisations In other OTs CEDAW Glasgow Caledonian University Various campaigning groups Street Law

6 O THER W ORK Contribution to treaty body report Supporting/assisting civil society organisations with information Building a base line for measuring progress Developing leaflets on Domestic Violence Children’s Rights Dealing with questions from members of the public

7 C ONTACT WITH HR O FFICE

8 T YPES OF Q UERY Contact with HR Office Discrimination in employment Immigration Freedom of information General information Beauty pageants Minimum wage Minimum working age Medical issues Benefits Housing Voting Smoking

9 C ONCERNS General Access to information Inclusion in consultation Office space (or lack of it) Homeless

10 N EXT S TEPS Concentration on Prison Immigration CEDAW Discrimination in private sector employment Human Rights Days Film Nights Charitable Status The Rest of the goals on the action plan


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