A Backwards Step: NAVCA and Voice4Change Declare Concern for Local Equalities Organisations
Navca and Voice4Change have joined together to publically express their concern at government plans to cut £10m of grants to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Calling this a "backwards step", both organisations warn that these spending cuts will hit smaller equalities groups hard, and disadvantage the communities they represent.
Vandna Gohil, director of Voice4Change which works as an advocate for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) voluntary and community sector, said: "These groups are the only route to advice and advocacy for society's most vulnerable communities. The decision will mean fewer people exercising their rights under equality legislation and more employers, public bodies and individuals will get away with discrimination."
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