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Q1 2018-2019: April, May, June 2018

Equality News

Scotland’s first ever International Transgender Day of Visibility 2018 march comes to streets of Edinburgh 02/04/2018
New project will help elderly abused Fifers 03/04/2018
‘Punish a Muslim Day’ backfired spectacularly 04/04/2018
Large charities pay men 8 per cent more than women 06/04/2018
£5.9 million for families in crisis 09/04/2018
Pink Saltire: LGBT athletes in Scotland discuss pride and prejudices 10/04/2018
Fife Today: Funding approved for St Andrews beach scheme 11/04/2018
Huffington Post: World Parkinson’s Day 12/04/2018
Scottish Housing News: Legislation to address period poverty set to be introduced 13/04/2018
The Courier: £10m combined Fife nursery and care home hailed as groundbreaking 16/04/2018
Kingdom FM: Domestic abuse scheme targeting men expanded across Scotland 17/04/2018
The Guardian: Disabled people struggle to afford food and heating, study says 18/04/2018
BBC News: Highest paid Scottish doctors are mainly men 19/04/2018
The Scotsman: Claim ‘school isn’t free’ as pupils miss out on subjects due to costs 20/04/2018
BBC News: Work begins on Western Isles’ first mosque 24/04/2018
Scottish Housing News: Fife hospital tests new model of housing help for homeless patients 25/04/2018
World Economic Forum: Robots are helping to take care of Japanese senior citizens 26/04/2018
Sunday Post: MSPs to examine plans to raise age of criminal responsibility in Scotland 27/04/2018
Third Force News: Breaking down barriers to jobs for disabled Scots 30/04/2018
BBC News: LGBT Scots ‘still face workplace bullying’ 01/05/2018
BBC News: Social Bite homeless village gets licence approval 02/05/2018
tes: Scottish study flags up lack of opportunities for black and minority ethnic teachers 04/05/2018

Q4 2017-2018: January, February, March 2018

Key Reports

Equality News

Trained collie Ben is a life-changer for army veteran 08/01/2018
Council websites may be in breach of the Equality Act 2010 due to inaccessibility 09/01/2018
Sexual harassment conference to be held in Scotland 10/01/2018
Teenagers in Scotland given right to ask for extra support in school 11/01/2017
Anti-Racism Campaigner hits out at controversial “Jim Crow” rock in Dunoon 12/01/2018
Pilot scheme to spread message about drinking during pregnancy 15/01/2018
Scotland to hold summit for ‘healthier culture’ in fashion industry 16/01/2018
Scottish Government unveils plans to help more young people into work 17/01/2018
Victory for female workers as city council votes to settle gender pay gap bill 18/01/2018
The story of Glasgow’s Sikh volunteer group who are helping the city’s homeless 19/01/2018
Communities key to tackling loneliness and isolation, social security minister says 22/01/2018
More apprentice places to be created in Scotland 23/01/2018
Mum’s long wait for dropped kerb to support disabled daughter goes on 24/01/2018
Young Carer Awareness Day: Fife teenager calls for greater understanding and support 25/01/2018
Richest and poorest children in Fife separated by matter of miles 26/01/2018
Disabled OAP slams abuse of designated parking spaces at hospital 29/01/2018
CodeClan Working to Get More Women into Scottish Tech 30/01/2018
Disabled man too scared to travel following issues with bus drivers 31/01/2018
Family’s intergenerational Sub Continent connection 01/02/2018
Diversity plea to employers as one in four young LGBT people are abused in the workplace 05/02/2018
New data shows decline in poorest students applying for university 06/02/2018
Lanarkshire grandmother who recovered from clinical depression shares experience in bid to help others 07/02/2018
Scotland facing care home crisis 08/02/2018
Homeless illegally turned away by councils 09/02/2018
£500,000 fund launched to promote equality at work 14/02/2018
A divided Kingdom: How child poverty blights the lives of more than 17,000 youngsters in Fife 15/02/2018
Scotland ‘failing to meet housing needs’ of older and disabled people 16/02/2018
Launch of Scottish Human Rights Declaration 19/02/2018
Police Scotland ‘We Can Stop It’ campaign against rape 20/02/2018
Fife migrants share fears of being treated like “second category citizens” after Brexit to Scottish Affairs Committee 21/02/2018
Gender pay gap – Men still earn more than women in most firms across the UK 22/02/2018
3% tax rise and package of cuts voted through 22/02/2018
Social event in Fife to provide support for FND sufferers 26/02/2018
Landlords who say ‘no DSS’ breaking equality laws 27/02/2018
Funding approved for anti-poverty projects 01/03/2018
Project to support rape victims goes national 02/03/2018
Calls for young people to take part in UK elections 05/03/2018
Ministers have shelved a plan to cut benefit sanctions, sending poorest to food banks 06/03/2018
Children and young people take part in second historic meeting with the Scottish Cabinet 07/03/2018
Celebrating International Women’s Day – 8th March 2018 08/03/2018
‘Self-Defining’ Trans Women To Be Allowed On Labour’s All-Women Parliamentary Shortlists 09/03/2018
Families affected by suicide to help prevent it 12/03/2018
Inspirational women press for equality 13/03/2018
How donated bicycles are helping refugees settle in Scotland 14/03/2018
Warning over shortage of child psychiatrists 15/03/2018
Big rise in human trafficking cases in Scotland 16/03/2018
Fife mental health patients ‘let down’ by NHS pressures 19/03/2018
Kirkcaldy school leads the way in LGBT+ equality 20/03/2018
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 22/03/2018
Team will make rugby even more inclusive for all 23/03/2018
Hub brings out best of a community battling poverty 26/03/2018
‘Last chance saloon’ for employers to report their gender pay gap 27/03/2018
World Autism Awareness Week 29/03/2018
Sharp rise in Scottish kids living in poverty by 2030, experts claim 30/03/2018

Q3 2017-2018: October, November, December 2017

Key Reports

Equality News

Nearly all trans students are self-harming in Scotland 02/10/2017
Fife Pride set to return next year 03/10/2017
EU nationals in Fife feeling ‘like puppies abandoned after Christmas’ 04/10/2017
Black History Month and beyond in Scotland 05/10/2017
Anger as private sector wins Scottish Government employment services contracts 06/10/2017
Glasgow’s elderly battling loneliness are turning to anti-depressants 09/10/2017
Fife Council calls for halt of Universal Credit introduction 09/10/2017
Scottish government announces mental health funding boost 10/10/2017
YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day 11/10/2017
Brexit will decimate disabled communities, charity warns 12/10/2017
UK government faces judicial review over refusal to allow gender-neutral passports 13/10/2017
New men’s shed will help stop isolation in Dundee 16/10/2017
Transgender and gay Scots report wave of hate crime 17/10/2017
Victory for carers who work ‘sleepover’ hours as government agrees to pay them real living wage 23/10/2017
Disabled ‘losing out on jobs’ over Access to Work cap 24/10/2017
LGBT groups oppose Football Act repeal bid 25/10/2017
Charity opens residential service in Fife 26/10/2017
Police forces failing to tackle modern slavery in UK, report shows 27/10/2017
Tech’s not just for boys! 30/10/2017
‘It made me who I am’ Youngsters open up about life in Scottish care system as charity helps make their voices heard 31/10/2017
Affordable housing plan for the elderly welcomed 01/11/2017
New ID card can stop discrimination against brain injury survivors 02/11/2017
People with learning disabilities launch campaign to break down barriers in Glasgow communities 20/11/2017
Group to examine gender inequality in Scotland 21/11/2017
30+ groups concerned about human rights protection 22/11/2017
Young ambassadors will be champions of Dundee 23/11/2017
Stand up to racism unity event at Parliament this weekend 24/11/2017
Football clubs show homophobia the red card 27/11/2017
Hate has no home in Scotland 28/11/2017
Childline report 13% rise in calls from children with disabilities or special needs 29/11/2017
16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence 30/11/2017
Figures show over 45,000 students in Scotland sought counselling over last five years 04/12/2017
The Libyan Slave Trade Has Shocked the World 05/12/2017
Scottish teacher is transforming school life in Rwanda 06/12/2017
Fife school leads calls for more mental health funding in Derek Mackay’s Budget 08/12/2017
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 11/12/2017
The Numbers of Women in Tech Rise and Fall, But Sexual Harassment is Ever Present 12/12/2017
Loneliness taking toll on older people, charities warn 13/12/2017
Fife becomes first local authority to back Shelter Scotland’s Far From Fixed homeless campaign 14/12/2017
Big Yes for award-winning scheme turning young offenders into chefs 15/12/2017
NSPCC refers 90 calls a week to police and social services over sex abuse fears 18/12/2017
UN says there are 258 million international migrants today 19/12/2017
Syrian refugee housing target met three years early 20/12/2017
NHS Fife National Aids / HIV Awareness Day 20/12/2017
Clydesdale Bank owners vow to close 37% gender pay gap 21/12/2017

Q2 2017-2018: July, August, September

Equality News

Scottish government told to boost economy by closing gender pay gap 03/07/2017
Scottish student told to remove Pride badge because it ‘promoted’ homosexuality 04/07/2017
Muslims warned not to gather outside mosques amid fears of a Finsbury Park-style attack 05/07/2017
Highland Council among tops for tackling LGBT bullying 06/07/2017
Cyclist with epilepsy first Brit to complete indoor ultra marathon 07/07/2017
Racist and anti-gay bullying is on the rise in Scottish schools 10/07/2017
First bus relaunches scheme to help elderly disabled passengers in Aberdeen 11/07/2017
Anglican church set to offer special services for transgender people 12/07/2017
Carers in Scotland ‘struggling to get a break’ 13/07/2017
Man wins equal pension rights for husband at supreme court 14/07/2017
Fewer women now serving on FTSE boards despite evidence of better performance 14/07/2017
Glasgow bid’s to become the first autism-friendly city centre in the UK 17/07/2017
Suicides by young people peak in exam season, report finds 18/07/2017
New support for disabled people in transitions and employability launched 19/07/2017
Fife woman is helping change attitudes 20/07/2017
Barrhead Men’s Shed gets £2,000 boost from Age Scotland 21/07/2017
NHS Scotland now funding 100 gender reassignment procedures a year 24/07/2017
Peers back plan for new Scots powers on migrants 25/07/2017
Fife Housing Group’s tennis tournament serves up support for Scottish Autism 26/07/2017
New Fife charity is the cat’s whiskers! 27/07/2017
Scots Venues Offered 5 Star Chance To Meet £249bn Accessibility Challenge 28/07/2017
Changes to policy allow more gay people to give blood 31/07/2017
Worrying numbers of primary kids being fed by foodbanks 01/08/2017
People and Communities Fund to grant £8.6m for community-led projects 02/08/2017
Glasgow kilt firm joins fight against human trafficking 03/08/2017
Kiera Byland seeking to inspire at the Special Olympics GB National Games 04/08/2017
Financial Times journalists vote to take industrial action if gender pay gap is not closed 07/08/2017
MSYP blasts ‘mosquito devices’ as breach of young people’s rights 08/08/2017
Pupils offered support as exam results are revealed 09/08/2017
Football’s commitment to better include LGBT people in the beautiful game 10/08/2017
Work completed on houses for dementia sufferers in Elgin 11/08/2017
Angus Council improves street conditions for blind residents 14/08/2017
UK family found guilty of modern slavery 15/08/2017
Young Fifers encouraged to sign up for career changing programme 16/08/2017
Edinburgh Airport praised over disabled access improvement 16/08/2017
Crackdown on drink buying for minors 17/08/2017
Shelter Scotland to combat homelessness within Forth Valley’s Gypsy Traveller community 18/08/2017
Over 1000 mental health patients in Scotland sent to other health boards 21/08/2017
Radical child care service shake-up will be first in Scotland 22/08/2017
Book gives children an insight into dementia 29/08/2017
Dundee charity praises locals for ‘unbelievable’ generosity 30/08/2017
Huge sleepout event planned for Edinburgh to help homelessness 31/08/2017
Chile legalises gay marriage and allows LGBT couples to adopt as historic new bill signed 01/09/2017
RNIB Scotland donates books to school in Jamaica 12/09/2017
Men to express their feelings through football 13/09/2017
Scottish foodbank first in UK to bring movie nights to families 14/09/2017
Campaign to highlight human trafficking in Kirkcaldy 15/09/2017
Four-legged friends deliver pony therapy to Eildon residents 18/09/2017
New 10-year plan to deliver a fairer Fife and tackle poverty 19/09/2017
Brecon artist’s mental health film wins international prize 20/09/2017
100 apply to mentor disadvantaged in Dundee BREAKTHROUGH programme 21/09/2017
Scotland ‘fairest in the UK’ but still has £8k gender pay gap 25/09/2017
Fife volunteer patient transport service expanded 26/09/2017
Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive 27/09/2017
Over a quarter of adoptive families in crisis, survey shows 28/09/2017
Glasgow music tuition project for children in poor areas praised for ‘potential to transform lives’ 29/09/2017

Q1 2017-2018: April, May, June

Equality News

New Studies Show Rates of Anti-LGBTQ School Bullying at an “Unprecedented High” 05/06/2017
Paralympian urges next government to halt disability benefit cuts 07/06/2017
Airbnb hosts more likely to reject guests with disabilities, study finds 08/06/2017
Law Society: “Solicitor diversity on the rise” 08/06/2017
University nursing team awarded for commitment to equality and diversity 09/06/2017
New gender pay legislation opens floodgates of progress 12/06/2017
Equality and Diversity Workshop – Glenrothes High School’s Diversity Day 12/06/2017
People with Down’s and learning disabilities miss out on dementia care 13/06/2017
Penguin Random House UK launches ‘inclusion tracker’ to measure diversity 14/06/2017
Boozy Cow restaurants bring charity to the menu 15/06/2017
Scottish Government promises new measures to tackle hate crime 16/06/2017
Suicide epidemic must be tackled by new government 19/06/2017
Half of homeless in West Dunbartonshire are fleeing domestic abuse 20/06/2017
Help Musicians UK launches Jazz Promoters Fellowship 21/06/2017
Virgin Trains’ Matt Litton Honoured For Standing Up To Racism 22/06/2017
Two in five UK workers say they have experienced workplace bias 23/06/2017
Cash boost for riding school providing therapy for disabled 26/06/2017
Scots stand with refugees across the world 27/06/2017

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