Black History Month – October 2020

Black History Month in Scotland is an opportunity for us to celebrate African, Caribbean and Asian people and the massive contributions they have made throughout Scottish history, as well as bringing to light the inspiring stories and individuals that are often left out of the history books. This month is also an opportunity for us … Continue reading Black History Month – October 2020

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: A step closer to tackling poverty

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. New legislation to improve the benefits system to help those who need it most has been unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament today. The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill supports the delivery … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: A step closer to tackling poverty

Equality News Update: The Courier: Lockdown spike in ‘woman on man’ domestic abuse attacks in Fife

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. A sharp rise in the number of domestic abuse reports relating to women targeting men has sparked concern among authorities in Fife. Agencies in the region are probing if lockdown restrictions have contributed to the spike … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Lockdown spike in ‘woman on man’ domestic abuse attacks in Fife

Equality News Update: Scottish Housing News: Views sought to help tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland

Reported by Scottish Housing News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Ideas are being gathered to drive a fairer recovery in the wake of coronavirus. Organisations and community groups are being asked to share ideas and evidence-based on their experiences of responding to the pandemic, and … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Housing News: Views sought to help tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland

Equality News Update: The Courier: St Andrews University community faces anxious wait after second weekend of lockdown

Reported by The Courier - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. St. Andrews University students and staff are facing another week of voluntary local lockdown after 21 people with links to the University tested positive for COVID-19. The Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone has recognised the … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: St Andrews University community faces anxious wait after second weekend of lockdown

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Disabled people and employability – much more needs to be done

Reported by Third Force News - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. There has been some progression in modern times of representation and equality for people with a disability, but one major hurdle remains - getting into employment. There are a number of good employment support organisations … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Disabled people and employability – much more needs to be done

Equality News Update: fenews: National Union of Students Calls for Support for Students in Isolation

Reported by fenews - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The National Union of Students for Scotland has called for support to be in place for all students across the country who are having to self-isolate. Commenting Matt Crilly, NUS Scotland President, said: “We are concerned by … Continue reading Equality News Update: fenews: National Union of Students Calls for Support for Students in Isolation

Equality News Update: Aberdeen Evening Express: What are Scotland’s new Covid-19 restrictions and when do they come into force?

Reported by Aberdeen Evening News - the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Nicola Sturgeon pleaded with Scots to follow new Covid-19 restrictions announced today. What are the new Covid-19 restrictions? As of tomorrow visiting other households will not be allowed. Exceptions exist for those who live alone … Continue reading Equality News Update: Aberdeen Evening Express: What are Scotland’s new Covid-19 restrictions and when do they come into force?

Equality News Update: The Edinburgh Reporter: Police Scotland back national approach to prevent suicide

Reported by The Edinburgh Reporter – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Police Scotland is backing a new national approach to preventing suicide, launched to coincide with #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. United to Prevent Suicide was created by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group. It hopes to encourage people to … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Edinburgh Reporter: Police Scotland back national approach to prevent suicide

Equality News Update: The Courier: Covid-19 cases see pupils at Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Auchterarder schools asked to stay home

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Pupils from Sinclairtown Primary School, Lochgelly High School and the Community School of Auchterarder have been asked to self-isolate due to COVID-19 symptoms. The total number of confirmed cases in Fife schools has now reached 10. … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Covid-19 cases see pupils at Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Auchterarder schools asked to stay home

Equality News Update: The National: The greatest risk to LGBTQ youth is pretending they don’t exist

Reported by The National – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. WHAT age were you when you had your first real crush? Was it before or after the first time you had a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” for two weeks after your friend went across the playground to … Continue reading Equality News Update: The National: The greatest risk to LGBTQ youth is pretending they don’t exist

Equality News Update: Fife Today: Fife Council to shine a light on domestic abuse

Reported by Fife Today – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media.  Fife Council highlighted the issue of domestic abuse as part of Scottish Housing Day yesterday. 11% of homeless people are forced into this situation because of domestic abuse and household disputes, with 4,436 incidents of domestic … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: Fife Council to shine a light on domestic abuse

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Localised restrictions to continue

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media.   New limits have been placed on meeting in indoor household settings across Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dumbartonshire, West Dumbartonshire and North and South Lanarkshire due to higher reported cases of COVID-19. Whilst the … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Localised restrictions to continue

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Crisis funding still available

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Organisations - including those who have already received grants - are being urged to apply for funding to support the community through Covid-19 Organisations that are leading the community response to Covid-19 are being urged … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Crisis funding still available