Equality Updates 25th January

Glasgow Remembers

Equality Updates 25th January 2018

Holocaust Memorial 2018 events – Glasgow Remembers  https://twitter.com/HMDGlasgow

LGBT History Month What’s On  #LGBTHM18
LGBT Youth Scotland: Schools Resources For Lgbt History Month 2018


Glasgow Disability Alliance

LGBTQIA+ Disabled People’s space
29th January.  We’ll be joined by the great folks from SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival), to help us programme our very own community Film Screening in March!  Contact GDA for more information: http://gda.scot/contact-us

Employer-ability and the Business of Equality

Hiring more disabled people is very good for business!


Campaign to End Loneliness and Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Loneliness Summit
6th February, Glasgow. Innovations from around the UK to combat loneliness amongst older people.


Scottish Council on Deafness (SCOD)

SCoD’s 2018 annual conference: Integration, Inclusion and Wellbeing
8th March, Glasgow. Keynote speakers: Dr Linda De Caestecker, Director for Public Health NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Dr. Jim McCormick Associate Director Scotland at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


Saheliya and Community InfoSource

Making a Difference
Thursday 8th February, 9.30am– 3pm, Community Central Halls, 292-316 Maryhill Road, G20 7YE  Workshops
1. Equally safe, Equally supported: How do we ensure that marginalised BME women and their children have appropriate legal representation
2. Routes to Well-being: Working together to make access to primary and specialist care easier for BME women surviving gender based abuse
3. Ensuring sustainable recovery: Well-being through active citizenship and employment
4. Working with men to combat Violence Against Women in BME communitie: How men contribute to stopping Violence Again
Please RSVP to admin.glasgow@saheliya.co.uk Or contact 0141 552 6540 for more information


Interfaith Glasgow

Weekend Club Burns Night
27th January, Fred Paton Centre. Our Weekend Club Project is an innovative programme of events providing activities over the weekend for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.


Leonard Cheshire Disability

Voter Experience Survey 2018



NEON Movement Builders 5-day Intensive Training
Fri 23th 5pm – 9pm, Sat 24th – Tues 27th – 9.30am – 8.30pm, Glasgow. Deadline for applications: midnight, 4th February.  NEON’s Movement Builders programme is a 5 day intensive training course for people working towards big systemic change. Developed collaboratively over 9 months, the course draws on the wealth of skills, knowledge and know-how from people within the NEON network and beyond who’ve either led movements or spent decades thinking and learning about what it takes to build and sustain them.


Aberdeen City Council

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018:  “The Power of Words” with speakers and the film Sarah’s Key
Sunday 28th January. A free screening of ‘Sarah’s Key’ 12A (film rating) preceded by a reception and remembrances from 12 noon at the Café Bar in Belmont Film house.  Please book your place here: http://www.belmontfilmhouse.com/showing/sarahs-key If you have any special dietary, access or communication requirements, please phone 01224 343500


Glasgow Women’s Library

“Diversity” fatigue
Sara Ahmed’s amazing book (bible), Living a Feminist Life, has got us nodding our heads and reflecting on our reading of the word “diversity”

Women’s History Scotland

Dundee Women’s Festival: Launch of WHS Suffrage learning resource
4th – 17th March


Local Conversations
3 February – 11 March. A photographic exhibition of work by young people from the Govanhill Roma community. The display is free and open to all, from 9.30am-6pm daily (except Sunday, 12 noon – 6pm). This exhibition is supported by Community Renewal, Friends of Romano Lav and Media Co-op.


Volunteer Scotland

Creating a More Inclusive Future for Youth Volunteering
14th March, Glasgow, Free. This interactive and action focused conference is targeted at those who want to make youth volunteering in Scotland more inclusive. We know that young people living in areas of deprivation and those who have a disability are much less likely to volunteer. However these young people can often have the most to gain from volunteering.


SITE (Supported Integration Training and Employment)

New Venue For SITE Apps Club!
The club now meets at the Mitchell Library. At the SITE Apps Club we strive to make it easier for you to find accessible Apps that will support you accomplish a range of tasks including reading, business, education, entertainment, finance, food and drink, Games, Health and Fitness, lifestyle, medical, music, navigation, news, photo and video, productivity, shopping and social media to name a few!  Contact Fraser for more information fraserfleming@sitescotland.org


Equality Network

Parliamentary Reception
27th February, 6pm – 8pm, Scottish Parliament.  help us celebrate our 21st birthday, and find out more about our current Equal Recognition campaign for trans equality.


Scottish Refugee Council

I Hear the Image Moving
Video presenting personal work by a diverse group of people from the refugee community in Glasgow.

Share My Table introduces I Hear the Image Moving


Scottish Government

Consultation on Draft Regulations making provision in relation to Social Security Appeals

Homelessness in Scotland: Update to 30 September 2017

Commissioner for Fair Access – Discussion Paper: Retention Outcomes and Destinations
This paper considers trends in retention, outcomes and destinations for full-time first degree students at Scottish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from deprived backgrounds over recent years.


Inclusion Scotland

New funding for research led by disabled people in Scotland
DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) Programme funding for Scottish research into the accessibility of toilets for disabled people using public transport.  The project will be led by the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia. The Centre will work in partnership with charity PAMIS, dementia experts and training providers Upstream, as well as individuals with first-hand experience of dementia.


Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network

Seminar: Becoming an ‘Active Citizen’
28th February, 4 – 5.30pm, University of Glasgow


Show Racism The Red Card

Tackling LGBT+ Bullying Education Programme


Office Of Rail And Road

Improving Assisted Travel: a consultation
Deadline 31st January


Scottish Parliament

Holyrood scrutiny of Human Rights under the spotlight
How the Scottish Parliament ensures Human Rights are respected in Scotland is to be the subject of a new committee inquiry.


Holyrood Magazine

MSPs expected to back Offensive Behaviour at Football Act repeal bill

Disadvantaged students need more than improved access, warns Fair Access Commissioner

Scots to be entitled to bring supporter when claiming benefits


Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

Everyone’s Children Evening Training: Child Development
30th January, 6.30pm – 9pm, The Albany, Glasgow?


Third Force News

Young Scots do not feel in control
The Prince’s Trust has revealed that wellbeing among young people is at its lowest in nine years

Disabled people need information on why they have been rejected for PIP


Inclusion Scotland

Access to Politics Network: Creating a Written Charter
24th February, 10:30am to 4pm, Edinburgh  Join us at our Access to Politics Network event, to create a written charter challenging political parties and organisations to commit to fully accessible political participation.


Scottish Women’s Convention

SWC International Women’s Day 2018 – Registration Now Open
10th March, 12 – 4pm, Scottish Parliament. , Holyrood, Edinburgh EH99 1SP.


Scottish Recovery Network

Believing In Young People Changes Their World And Ours

Time To Talk Day With See Me: 1 February
Join See Me, for Time to Talk Day, at The Lighthouse, to chat about mental health over the best view in Glasgow.


+ UK and International News


Race Matters

Chancellor must ensure his budgets don’t discriminate


Equality and Human Rights Commission

How well is the UK performing on disability rights?
Read the recommendations.


House of Commons Library

Research Briefing: People with disabilities in employment

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Have the incomes of the poorest fifth risen by £1,800?

Why it’s time to tell a new story about UK poverty
With an MP’s comments about unemployed people and benefits sparking outrage, Nicky Hawkins of the FrameWorks Institute looks at how this affects public attitudes to poverty.


Institute For Fiscal Studies

Problem debt and low-income households


Disability News Service

Watchdog orders DWP to publish secret reports on Atos and Capita PIP failings


OpenDemocracy 50:50

We’re African women and we’re feminists
Feminism is not ‘un-African.’ This is a multi-generational, multi-layered movement of women across the continent, including those who resist gender roles in everyday life.


Fawcett Society

Fawcett Society report: Sex Discrimination Law Review
Our legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform


European Women’s Lobby

#HerNetHerRights Resource Pack & Report
Online violence against women and girls is part of the continuum of violence against women and girls. We must acknowledge its existence and fight against it, because its effects on women – from psychological to economical – are far-reaching.


Home Office

Review into harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics

Interested parties invited to provide information on protests outside abortion clinics

Abortion Clinic Protest Review



New research exposes profound discrimination trans people face


Women’s Aid Federation of England

The Femicide Census Report
‘I know she’s leaving me. If I can’t have her, no-one else can.’


Action On Hearing Loss

Three reasons I hid my disability at work, and how employers can (and should) help change things



We Have To Start Calling Out Misogyny For What It Is: A Hate Crime


LGBT History Month

NEW Interactive Map of LGBT+ Football Supporters Groups Worldwide