Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR)

 

Welcome to the IRR’s Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR). Here you will find archived calendar entries dating back to 2014. Use the filtered search functions in the right sidebar or simply type a keyword, place or name into the search box below.

New Sickle Cell campaign
19 June 22
The NHS marks Sickle Cell Day and launches a new campaign to increase awareness of the key symptoms of the disease which mostly affects people of Afro-Caribbean descent.
Source: The Voice
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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NHS risks losing black and Asian doctors over ‘intolerable’ racism levels – report
15 June 22
The British Medical Association finds that ‘persistent and intolerable’ racism within the NHS is prompting black, Asian, and ethnic minority doctors to change their speciality or quit.
Source: Guardian
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Inequalities in maternity care experienced by migrant pregnant women and babies
9 June 22
Doctors of the World UK publish a report exploring inequalities in maternity care experienced by migrant pregnant women and their babies: ‘They don’t count us as anything’ .
Source: DOTW
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Nurses recruited from countries with shortages
9 June 22
It is revealed that the NHS is recruiting overseas nurses from countries suffering shortages of health workers including Nigeria and Ghana, despite government guidelines saying they should not. ( Times
Source: £)
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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“Unequal Impacts”: How UK immigration law and policy affected migrants’ experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic
26 May 22
A report from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants reveals how UK immigration law and policy exacerbated the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrants and those with insecure immigration status, exposing them to increased risk of Covid-19, undermining public health efforts and introducing ‘greater dysfunctionality into an already-broken immigration system’.
Source: JCWI
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Racism in UK maternity care risks safety of Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women – study
23 May 22
A year-long study by childbirth charity Birthrights finds systemic racism in UK maternity services which is putting lives at risk, with black women four times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than white women.
Source: Guardian
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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UN denounces ‘racist’ and ‘homophobic’ coverage of monkeypox
23 May 22
A UN health programme (UNAIDS) warns that some reporting and commentary on the Monkeypox virus is using stigmatising language that could harm public health, citing portrayals of Africans and LGBTI people.
Source: Al Jazeera
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Vulnerable Black mental health patient checked once in 14 hours, inquest finds
20 May 22
An inquest finds that a lack of medical supervision by hospital staff was a factor in the death of black mental health patient, Rullson Warner, who died of a heroin overdose while detained at St. Ann’s Hospital in Tottenham in March 2020.
Source: Independent
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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UK government accused of ‘explaining away’ Covid race issues
5 May 22
A letter from BME ‘leaders’ to the head of the official Covid-19 inquiry into racial inequality and disproportionate death rates, warns that ministers are trying to ‘explain away’ covid race issues and have no specific programme of investigation into the matter.
Source: Guardian
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Stop charging migrant women for NHS maternity care, RCOG urges
27 March 22
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists demands the immediate suspension of NHS charges for maternity care for migrant women because of the damage caused to mothers and babies by fees amounting to over £7,000, the first time the College has come out against charges.
Source: Guardian
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Revealed: scandal of NHS charges putting pregnant migrant women at risk
5 March 22
Maternity Action warns that the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies is being put at risk by NHS trusts demanding upfront fees for antenatal and maternity care, which many cannot afford, and women are being aggressively pursued to pay.
Source: Observer
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Radical action needed to tackle racial health inequality in NHS, says damning report
15 February 22
BME health leaders call for concrete action to tackle vast racial inequalities across the health service, exposed by a Manchester University review commissioned by the NHS Race and Health Observatory, which revealed clear, convincing and persistent evidence of inequalities at every stage from birth to death.
Source: Guardian
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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More than half of UK’s black children live in poverty, analysis shows
2 January 22
According to figures supplied by the Labour Party more than half of black children now live in poverty and the total number in poverty has doubled over the past ten years.
Source: Guardian
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Children from foreign background twice as likely to be taken into care
21 December 21
Statistics Sweden and the National Board for Health and Welfare say that it is nearly twice as likely that a child from a foreign background is taken into care, a total of 7,909 children were removed from their parents in 2019.
Source: Radio Sweden
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: Sweden
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Pandemic exploited to normalise mass surveillance, watchdog warns
8 December 21
Algorithm Watch publishes ‘Tracing the Tracers’, warning that the plethora of automated decision-making systems implemented under the guise of public health during the pandemic amounts to an ‘unprecedented social experiment in health surveillance’.
Source: Al Jazeera
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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