1st February Time To Talk Day #timetotalk
February is LGBT History Month LGBT History Month Scotland What’s On #LGBTHM18
LGBT Youth Scotland
Stonewall Scotland Bi Role Models Programme
Thursday, 15 March, 10am – 5pm. We are delighted to be running a Role Models programme specifically for bi people to explore what it means to be a visible bi role model in our workplaces and communities. This is a funded one day programme taking place in central Edinburgh.
Glasgow Association For Mental Health
Top Tips For Speaking To Your GP About Mental Health
GAMH Co-trainers, from diverse backgrounds including BME communities, worked with NHSGGC to produce top tips. Available in English, BSL, Urdu, French, Swahili, Arabic, Punjabi, Tamil, Farsi and Polish. Download, or watch our Top Tips Film made by our friends at MINDWAVES
Mental Health Foundation
42% of Scottish parents say their children increasingly anxious about world events
Birds Of Paradise Theatre Company
Lung Ha Theatre Company
Lung Ha’s Creative Scotland Statement
the decision by Creative Scotland to reject Lung Ha Theatre Company’s application for regular funding is clearly a disappointing one and a challenging blow for the company.
Human Rights Commission Scotland
Scottish Government sets up new Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership
A new Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership has met for the first time. The group, chaired by Professor Alan Miller, has been established following a commitment in this year’s Programme for Government. It will operate independently from government, and develop recommendations on how Scotland can continue to promote and support human rights.
International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM – 6th February
FGM Aware Newsletter January 2018: Events, News And Resources to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM
– Royal College of Midwives Conference 6th February, Edinburgh
– ‘Bleeding Blade’ Screening, 14th Feb, Edinburgh
– Raising awareness of FGM Monday 5th Feb Glasgow
Guidance, Resources and information on groups and projects.
See also: https://www.fgmaware.org/
Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees
Welcome for New Scots integration strategy
Respond to the consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act
Stand up for trans rights and speak out for trans equality in Scotland. The consultation is open until 5pm on Thursday 1st March 2018.
House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland
SQA accredited course in Understanding HIV and AIDS
28th February, Glasgow
Glasgow Women’s Library
GWL Spring Programme 2018 Out Now!
Show Racism the Red Card
Tackling LGBT+ Bullying in partnership with Big Lottery Awards for All
Tackling LGBT+ Bullying Education Programme delivered to young people from Street League in North Ayrshire
Research In Further & Higher Education
We are interested in experiences in sport for LGBTI+ people within colleges and universities. Please share your experiences with us
Data Collection seminar, Edinburgh 19th Feb:
A seminar for those in the sports sector who are responsible for data collection and monitoring and are looking for guidance in relation to the areas of sexual orientation, gender reassignment and gender identity. Data monitoring? Membership? Player / event registration
Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
People First (Scotland) Easy Read Working Group
Outspoken Arts Scotland
LGBT History Month 2018 Events in Paisley
QUEER CHAMPIONS: portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer individuals in Scotland.
12 Feb – 2 March
AT A STRETCH A wordless visual theatre production for children and families by Jordan & Skinner, 17 Feb, 2pm
JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS: Follow the stories of Geoff, Danny, Viv, Joe and Luke who are playing in the Leith Gay and Lesbian five a side football. 28 Feb, 7.30pm
WICKED WOMEN: An evening of music & spoken word to mark International Women’s Day. Featuring Carol Laula & guests, Lisa Kowalski, Marie Collins & Linzi Clark + more. 8th Mar, 7.30pm
Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector: Everyone’s Children
Citywide Forum – Transformational Change Programme Update
Update from meeting on 19th Jan: Everyone’s Children and the Citywide Forum met with key staff from Children and Young People’s Services at Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP)
Scottish Refugee Council
Stand as one with refugee families
Ask your MP to support the Refugee Families Bill at Westminster – every vote counts
Scottish Women’s Aid
Today (01/02/2018) MSPs in Holyrood will vote on Scotland’s Domestic Abuse Bill, a landmark piece of legislation.
Read our briefing and follow us on Facebook to find out more: @scotwomensaid
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
Brexit concerns highlighted
ALLIANCE members have expressed fears that social care recruitment problems could be “exacerbated” after Brexit.
Study into how language delays onset of dementia
Workshops offering older adults lessons in foreign languages to help delay the effects of dementia are being studied by researchers. Social enterprise Lingo Flamingo was set up in Govan in Glasgow in 2015.
It’s our 21st birthday!
February 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You are invited to the Equality Network Parliamentary Reception to help us celebrate our 21st birthday, and find out more about our current Equal Recognition campaign for trans equality.
+ UK and International News
Disability Arts Online
Liz Carr – The Silent Witness Roars
– featuring Liz Carr centre stage and a storyline addressing disability issues, Mik Scarlett argues that we are about to witness a watershed in disability representation on Television.
House of Commons Home Affairs Committee
Fawcett Comments On BBC Review
Operation Black Vote
Operation Black Vote begin search for UK’s future Black Prime Minister
House Of Commons Health Committee
Stop sharing confidential patient information for immigration enforcement purposes
The Chair of the Health Committee has written to Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive of NHS Digital, requesting that NHS Digital immediately withdraws from a memorandum of understanding with the Home Office that allows for the sharing of patients’ addresses for immigration tracing purposes.
Department For Education
Survey: Changes to the teaching of Sex & Relationship Education and PSHE
Closes 12 Feb 2018
Action on Hearing Loss
Parts of the London Underground are “loud enough to damage people’s hearing” says Dr. Joe Sollini of UCL Ear Institute.
We’re so happy to have supported BBC London in making this investigation on the high levels of noise on the London Underground! Watch the full episode on BBC iPlayer:
Operation Black Vote
Race equality nightmare: Enoch Powell back in fashion
Institute of Race Relations
Eugenics, free speech, double standards
Discredited racial theories are discussed in secret academic forums, while Muslim and BAME students face extreme surveillance on campus. So why the double standard?
Oxford Human Rights Hub
Why Artificial Intelligence is Already a Human Rights Issue