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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Or contact 0141 552 6540 for more information
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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
Office Of Rail And Road
Improving Assisted Travel: a consultation
Deadline 31st January
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.
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
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
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
Equality and Human Rights Commission
How well is the UK performing on disability rights?
Read the recommendations.
House of Commons Library
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
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
Disability News Service
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 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.
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
LGBT History Month