Press Release: 24 November 2009
On 19 November, Mark Harper MP, Conservative member for the Forest of Dean, outlined the Opposition's key objections to the Single Equality Bill, the aim of which is to harmonise and strengthen equality legislation in the UK.
Mr Harper said "his party feels the proposed clause on Positive Action 'may be used to employ less able workers" .Read more
Press Release: 2 September 2009
From 1st October 2009, HEAR, London's pan-equality third sector network, will no longer be hosted by Race on the Agenda (ROTA).
Despite HEAR's increased reputation and impact, the network has been unable to secure long term funding. Dr. Theo Gavrielides, ROTA's Chief Executive said: "We are very sorry to no longer host HEAR. It was a very difficult decision for the Board. Last year, ROTA subsidised HEAR, but this year we were left with no other option, but to discontinue the network".Read more
Press Release: 1 July 2009
On 30th June 09, Race on the Agenda and MiNet launched a report detailing the impact of the recession on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and their sector. The launch took place at an event where London Councils and Government Office for London attended as keynote speakers. The project was funded by CapacityBuilders, Office of the Third Sector, Big Lottery Fund and NAVCA.Read more
Press Release: 04 June 2009
On 2nd June, the House of Commons Public Bill Committee took evidence on the Single Equality Bill. Race on the Agenda (ROTA) and Runnymede were asked to stand as witnesses to cover race.Read more
Press Release: 18 February 2009
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) with the support of Voice4Change England have formed the 'Winning the Race' coalition who are backing the call for a meeting with Harriet Harman MP in regards to the single equality bill. The coalition are concerned that key areas that will affect Britain's minority communities will not be addressed in the legislation and are calling upon the Minister to take a lead on ensuring that the legislation is fit for purpose.Read more
Press Release: 1 December 2008
Dr. Theo Gavrielides was successfully appointed as ROTA's new Chief Executive on 10th November 2008, taking over from Dinah Cox who left the organisation in August 2008 to work for ROSA. Kamila Zahno, ROTA Chair said "I am delighted to welcome Theo Gavrielides as our new Chief Executive. We believe he will take ROTA to a new dimension and raise the profile of the organisation".
Press Release: 19 November 2008
On November 17th 2008, Race on the Agenda (ROTA), Clinks, NACRO, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and the National Body of Black Prisoner Support Groups released the Race for Justice report, 'Less Equal Than Others; Ethnic Minorities and the Criminal Justice System'.Read more