Social Change through Collective Action by Damian Hoggan-Radu

We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.

Equality News Update: The Herald: Racist behaviour by teachers in schools ‘not being reported’

Racist behaviour by staff in Scottish schools is going unreported, according to the country's national teaching watchdog. New figures from the General Teaching Council for Scotland show it only received one report of racist behaviour by a teacher in the past five years, despite growing concern over the issue.

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Young disabled people voice their vision for an inclusive Scotland

2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland – but is life for young disabled people getting better? Ahead of an event for young disabled people on 7 December in Glasgow, Inclusion Scotland is launching the #OurInclusiveScotland campaign to document the reality of being a young disabled person.

Equality News Update: Daily Record: Scotland’s inequality against women, ethnic minorities and the disabled ‘is not improving’

A state of the nation report shows women, ethnic minorities and the disabled are still getting a raw deal in Scotland. The authors of Is Scotland Fairer? – the country’s biggest study yet into equality and human rights - warn our nation’s inequalities aren’t going away.