The UK Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion, and Sports seeks to bridge the gap between creative industries and the UK government. Founded on the principles of collaboration, transparency, and education, the Society strives to represent the interests of young minds in the Arts, Fashion, and Sports sectors, fostering a connection between these fields and the governmental body.
Collaboration: By integrating professionals across various fields—including government officials, ambassadors, artists, and athletes—the Society strives to create a harmonious network that supports and safeguards the interests of the younger generation in the creative industries.
Transparency: The Society adheres to an open and frank communication policy, devoid of political insulation. This approach promotes trust and allows for an authentic dialogue where young voices can be genuinely heard.
Education: Believing in the power of knowledge, the Society aims to educate young people about government functionality and their potential role in it. By fostering awareness, the organization seeks to transform them into active and responsible stakeholders within their nation.
Engagement: Addressing the disillusionment in the political climate among British youth, the Society actively works to rebuild trust and promote civic participation. This includes targeted initiatives to increase voting and political engagement among young people.
Advocacy: The Society not only represents interests but actively advocates for urgent matters affecting youth. This includes issues such as modern human trafficking, slavery, drugs, financial challenges, and other concerns, particularly in the Arts, Fashion, and Sports industries.
Connection: With a vast network of professionals and followers, the Society aims to forge enduring links between young artistic and sportive individuals and the government. Through periodic meetings, talks, seminars, and activities, they hope to foster a two-way dialogue that contributes to the betterment of society.
The Society envisions a future where young creative minds are actively involved in the shaping of policies and decisions that affect them. Through collaboration, education, and open dialogue, they aim to make young people not only recipients of government actions but participants in the democratic process, helping to shape a more inclusive and responsive government.
In sum, the ethos of the UK Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion, and Sports is deeply rooted in the values of collaboration, education, transparency, engagement, advocacy, and connection. By embodying these principles, the Society is creating a new pathway for the younger generation to have a meaningful impact on the national stage, all while fostering trust and promoting societal change.
POINTS OF ACTION
The law now requires all young people in England to continue in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.
INFORMATION FROM CHILD LAW ADVISE UK https://childlawadvice.org.uk/information-pages/participation-of-young-people-in-education-employment-or-training/
We aim to provide strategic leadership to young people and young entrepreneurs to ensure that there is a network of support available which encourages, enables and assists the participation of young people in education, training and employment. This includes liaising with local partners such as employers, Jobcentre Plus, community sector organisations and youth offending teams.
A new Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.
The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
The nine main pieces of legislation that have merged are:
the Equal Pay Act 1970
the Sex Discrimination Act 1975
the Race Relations Act 1976
the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
the Equality Act 2006, Part 2
the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007
Human trafficking or modern slavery
Human trafficking or modern slavery is one of the most appalling forms of criminal activity today. It’s also one of the most widespread and fastest-growing.
The International Labour Organisation believes that at any one time at least 40.3 million people around the world are being coerced into a situation of exploitation or made to work against their will, often having been transported across borders. Such exploitation can take many different forms, but the most common include forced prostitution, forced labour or forced marriage.
Estimates vary hugely as to how many victims of trafficking or modern slavery there are in the UK, from 13,000 up to 136,000. What is clear is that it is a significant and constantly evolving problem, and one of the major drivers of organised crime. The UK has taken some very good steps to address the issue. However, two judgments earlier this year, and a news story this month, have drawn attention to the fact that the system put in place to combat human trafficking and modern slavery has some serious flaws in how it works in practice.
READ AN ARTICLE ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS BLOG : https://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2018/09/28/human-trafficking-is-our-system-for-combating-it-fit-for-purpose/
Ending child marriage!
The United Kingdom has committed to eliminate child, early and forced marriage by 2030 in line with target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Kingdom co-sponsored the 2017 Human Rights Council resolution recognising the need to address child, early and forced marriage in humanitarian contexts, and the 2015 Human Rights Council resolution to end child, early and forced marriage, recognising that it is a violation of human rights.
The United Kingdom co-sponsored the 2013, 2014 and 2016 UN General Assembly resolutions on child, early and forced marriage, and the 2013 Human Rights Council resolution on child, early and forced marriage. In 2014, the United Kingdom signed a joint statement at the Human Rights Council calling for a resolution on child marriage.
The United Kingdom ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, which sets a minimum age of marriage of 18, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1986, which obligates states to ensure free and full consent to marriage.
In 2016 the UN Child Rights Committee recommended that the United Kingdom raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 across all devolved administrations, overseas territories and Crown dependencies. It raised concerns about the number of children exposed to harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) and forced marriage within parts of the UK and its territories.
Ethnic minorities make up 12% of the working-age population, yet their rate of employment is disproportionate:
Only 1 in 16 of current FTSE 100 board members is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.
1 in 8 employees in the UK are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.
Only 1 in 15 people from an ethnic minority background are in a management position. (RfO Race to the Top research)
BAME groups and Governance *
Only 0.8% of local councillors in England are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.
Only 4.1% of MPs are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (as of 2010)
Only 6.9% of public appointments are held by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals.
Clearly there is still some way to go before there is a representative number of ethnic minorities in public appointments, politics or the corporate world commensurate with their numbers in the general population.
FIND MORE INFO AND STATS : https://diversityuk.org/diversity-in-the-uk/
OTHER TOPICS OF INTEREST:
- OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS FOR ARTISTS, FASHION & SPORTS PERSONALITIES
- GOVERNMENT SUPPORT /FUNDING
- UNLAWFUL CONDUCT IN THE FASHION AND SPORT ENVIRONMENT
- SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
- EVENTS & POLITIC SEMINARS