Glasgow Voluntary Sector Race Equality Network


GBEMVSN: Jatin Haria

Tel: 0141 572 1140


Glasgow Voluntary Sector Race Equality Network (GVSREN)
GVSREN is a platform where voluntary and community groups led by, or working with people from Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities can network, share concerns, raise awareness, work together and develop a coherent and strategic voice for race equality in Glasgow.

BME people constitute 12% of Glasgow’s population, and a further 5.6% constitute white minority ethnic people. GVSREN is a forum to promote equality, rights and social justice.

How the network works

Members of GVSREN meet four times a year. The network is facilitated by the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights. Members put forward agenda items to raise the issues that affect their organisations and the people they work with. This helps the network to provide mutual support to address the barriers faced by organisations, BME groups, as well as minority ethnic people living and working in Glasgow.

Representatives of the network sit on the Glasgow Equality Forum to promote racial equality alongside the other equality strands. This ensures that the views of GVSREN members are heard and have an influence within Community Planning structures in Glasgow.

The network has been in existence since 1997, formally constituted in 2000 and was previously known as Glasgow Black and Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Network.

Membership of GVSREN is Free

There are currently 40 groups plus a wider mailing list of 200 Glasgow voluntary organisations and community groups.

If this is your area of work in Glasgow, and are interested in membership, or would like more information, Contact Nelson Cummins, CRER Communities and Campaigns Officer,  e-mail