Are you affected disproportionately by stop and search policies? School exclusions? Low attainment in education? Poor access to public services?
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is the only provision within the law to fight such institutional discrimination.
The PSED is a legacy of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry where it was found that the police was institutionally racist. The Race Equality Duty was brought in to force to address institutional racism. This Duty was later extended to Disability under the Disability Equality Duty in 2006 and to Sex under the Gender Equality Duty in 2007.
In 2010 under the Equality Act 2010 the Duty was extended to age, sexual orientation, transgender, marriage and civil partnership and religion or belief, which is known as the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and it came in to force in April 2011.
Within one year of the duty coming in to force the Government decided to review the PSED. We may lose the only tool within the law for challenging and addressing institutional discrimination. Help us save the PSED and challenge institutional discrimination!