This week is Transgender Awareness Week! Running from 13-19 Nov 2020, this week aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by trans people across the world and encourage people to stand up and help address these issues and barriers. Allies can do this by taking action, educating communities and sharing stories and experiences of … Continue reading Equality News Update: Trans Awareness Week 2020
Fife Centre for Equalities and Amina MWRC would like to invite women who live work or study in Fife to take part in a women’s event to help understand the challenges women face today and then explore how individuals can start to overcome these challenges.
THE first inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland is to be set up by Holyrood.
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to continue making it easier for victims of hate crime to come forward as new figures revealed the number of reported offences related to sexual orientation has risen by five per cent in the last year.
Research has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into whether legal aid enables people who raise a discrimination complaint in Scotland to get justice.
2018 was the Year of Young People and FCE committed to providing a platform for young people’s voices, ideas and experiences about equality to be heard. We were awarded £800 from BEMIS for the conference to invite young people to tell us what matters the most and explain what they would like to do to … Continue reading FCE YOYP Equality Conference: a first step in finding #YourSpace
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.
Following on from the #YOYP Equality Collective Planning Meeting, we are holding an information and consultation event for young people to work together and shape a space for ALL young people to be themselves. The space would allow young people to get advice, support and guidance about the things that matter to them without fear … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective – Your Space
Our #YOYP Equality Collective meeting took place last Friday at the Scottish Parliament. Thanks to Ewan from the Scottish Parliament Outreach Team, the planning group was lucky to have a quick visit of Holyrood in the quiet after hours before settling in the committee room to plan the next Equality Collective event. The discussions covered … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective event planning at Scottish Parliament
Shocking footage has emerged online of a young schoolboy with learning difficulties being goaded into fighting a fellow student. At one point in the sickening video the lad is heard to gasp that he can barely breathe, as he grapples on the ground with a fellow 12-year-old student from Edinburgh’s Leith Academy.
Big shout out to the members of People First (Scotland) Fife Community Group who have spent time working with us on how to make more use of the Equality Act 2010 (click here for a copy of the initial workshop booklet). We are working on co-designing a toolkit to make it easier for more people to … Continue reading Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)
We were really impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of participants of our #YOYP Equality Conference on Thursday 8 November 2018. Introducing FCE We started off dropping our labels by being Human Pizzas (click here to find out more) and then we got stuck in more serious discussions around equality and privilege. Pizza game Young people … Continue reading FCE #YOYP Equality Conference – a quick Blog
Disability and rural campaigners have written to a watchdog questioning if RBS closure plans breach equalities legislation.
Health and social care providers, schools and employers must take action to end mental health discrimination, says See Me.
As millions remain exposed to racism, equality bodies must be strengthened, say heads of European human rights institutions on International Anti-Racism Day.