Equality Updates 19th July




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Equality Updates

Equality Updates newsletter – 19th July @EqualGlasgow

Scottish news and events:

Scottish Women’s Convention


Scottish Government

Active Scotland Outcomes Framework
“The Active Scotland Outcomes Framework describes Scotland’s ambitions for sport and physical activity.”

Did you know that public bodies like the Scottish Government are required by law to promote the interests and wellbeing of looked after children?


Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC)

Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitative Employment Practices Session
29th August, 10am – 12 noon, Falkirk. Awareness session followed by a presentation on how to report hate crime on Wednesday.  Booking: https://trafficking-falkirk.eventbrite.co.uk For more information on CSREC’s events please go to: http://www.csrec.org.uk/news-and-events/events/

Disability News Service

Trio of coach companies agree wheelchair rule changes after legal warnings
Three national coach companies have agreed to change their rules so they no longer prevent wheelchair-users enjoying a “turn-up-and-go” service, thanks to a disabled campaigner.

Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care

Multi-million pound fund to help tackle the disability employment gap launched
The Work and Health Unit (WHU), jointly managed by the DWP and the Department of Health and Social Care, £4.2m Challenge Fund to test new approaches that can help people experiencing mental health and/or musculoskeletal (MSK) issues stay in work.  We are looking to fund around twenty Initiatives.  The deadline for applications is 17th August Work and Health Challenge Fund
Glasgow information event on 1st August

Children In Scotland

New project puts young people’s voices at the heart of Scotland’s Brexit debate and negotiations

APPLY NOW Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe (Jun 2018 – Dec 2018)


On the Engender: Gender Matters in Public Transport

European Women’s Forum: For a feminist Europe

Pride House

How Queer Is Religion?
6th August, 3pm – 4pm, Pride House, 17-19 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ. Can you be an LGBTIQ person of faith? Are the two things mutually exclusive or is there an intersectional space where they can co-exist? Come and hear from a range of panellists examining this issue.  This event will consider different faiths across europe and examine the key issues and challenges whilst exploring some of the myths connected to sexual orientation, gender identity and faith.

Pride House Events 31st July – 11th August


Film screening of Love, Simon
4th August, Glasgow

Evening Times

Pride Glasgow apologises over ticket problems

Glasgow Women’s Library

GWL at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Glasgow Caledonian University

Yesterday the University expressed “extreme disappointment” on learning our Catholic chaplain Father Mark Morris had held a service at his parish church to atone for the “gross offence” of Pride Glasgow

Holyrood Magazine

Exclusive: Home Office arrested and deported dozens of Europeans for sleeping rough in Scotland last year

Police must brace for spike in hate crime after Brexit, English force watchdog warns

Nicola Sturgeon to become first serving prime minister or first minister to lead Pride

Scottish Government

Consultation On: Guidance on the Provisions for Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues and Changes to Licensing of Theatres – Summary of Responses

Consultation on enhanced oversight of biometric data for justice and community safety purposes
This public consultation explores the potential to deliver independent and ethical oversight of the collection and use of biometric data.

Victim’s Rights in Scotland
Easy Read publication for victims of crime with learning difficulties.

Stonewall Scotland

Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference 2018
23rd November


COSLA comment on CAMHs report
Councillor Peter Johnston COSLA’s Health and Social Care Spokesperson said: “The achievement of good outcomes for children and young people’s mental health demands a contribution from the whole system, including the health service, local government, the third sector and beyond.  As this report demonstrates, there remain significant improvements to be made.

Scottish Women’s Aid

When a woman has been killed by her abusive partner there is no reason nor justification for media to have a character reference in his favour.

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC)

Event invitation: Have your say about Democracy Matters
9th August, Glasgow, 10am til 2pm. Working together, Community Development Alliance Scotland, SCDC and the Poverty Alliance invite you to discuss the next phase of the Local Governance Review and share your ideas about how local democracy could change.  Join us for the morning, chat to us over lunch and learn how you can help others have their voice and make a difference.

Scottish Recovery Network

Connect 4 Recovery
Wednesday 1st August, 1pm to 4pm, Whiteinch Centre, Glasgow. Free. This event aims to bring people, with an interest in or experience of addictions and mental health together to connect, create & share ahead of Recovery Walk Scotland 2018 #TogetherWeFlourish

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees

Volunteer Recruitment
Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals from different faith, religion and belief backgrounds who would like to contribute to and shape an integration project for refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in Edinburgh.

Scottish Council on Deafness

“Mental Health and Wellbeing for all people affected by deafness: Past, Present and Future”

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Only one in ten unpaid carers confident about support continuing

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership

Glasgow North West Sector Partnership has an additional £109,201 available for investment in 2018/19.
Applications should be submitted no later than 5pm Friday 27th July

UK and International news and events

Equality and Human Rights Commission

How can schools use data to prevent and tackle bullying?

Older people and employment: Women and Equalities Committee report

Women and Equalities Committee

Older workers failed by weak enforcement of age discrimination
The Women and Equalities Committee publishes report on older people and employment.

Institute of Race Relations

Macpherson Definition Misunderstood In Labour Party Anti-Semitism Definition

Pink News

Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in all churches regardless of bishops’ views

Refugee Council

Refugee Council welcomes MoJ intention to bring child immigration cases back in scope for legal aid

Women’s Budget Group

The Female Face of Poverty: Examining the causes and consequences of economic deprivation for women

Operation Black Vote

Barack Obama: His speech reminds us what we’ve lost

Congratulations France, an important win in so many ways

UK Human Rights Blog

Supreme Court hearing on local authorities’ liability for child abuse

Friends, Families and Travellers

High Court judge rules in favour of Irish Traveller claimants in discrimination case against Hillingdon Council
The ruling found that the Council’s Social Housing Allocation Policy discriminated against Travellers as it required households to have been living in the borough continuously for at least ten years in order to join the social housing register.


Stonewall announces Top Global Employers

Without a national PrEP programme in England, gay and bi men are being left at risk

President Trump visits Britain: Why we’re coming out marching

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