Equality News Update: Scottish Government unveils plans to help more young people into work

YOUNG people have been given a boost with more than 3,500 work-based learning opportunities bring offered in 2018 by Skills Development Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Scotland to hold summit for ‘healthier culture’ in fashion industry

The world’s oldest working supermodel and a model born with half an arm missing are to take centre stage in a major summit in Scotland aimed at ensuring the fashion industry is more diverse.

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Equality News Update: Pilot scheme to spread message about drinking during pregnancy

A North-east health board has announced a six-month pilot scheme to raise awareness of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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Equality News Update: Anti-racism campaigner hits out at controversial ‘Jim Crow’ rock in Dunoon

ANTI-RACIST campaigner Neville Lawrence has hit out at a racist landmark at a seaside town.

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Equality News Update: Teenagers in Scotland given right to ask for extra support in school

Change aimed at pupils aged between 12-15 who have additional support needs – the Scottish equivalent of special educational needs

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Equality News Update: Sexual harassment conference to be held in Scotland

A Scottish summit on sexual harassment will be held later this month in light of recent scandal in Hollywood and elsewhere.

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Equality News Update: Council websites may be in breach of the Equality Act 2010 due to inaccessibility

A survey of over 270 UK council websites has found that only 60% of home pages were accessible to people with disabilities.

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Equality News Update: Trained collie Ben is a life-changer for army veteran

An army veteran diagnosed with a psychiatric disability after serving at the height of the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland has had her life transformed for the better by a Shetland-bred assistance dog.

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Equality News Update: Clydesdale Bank owners vow to close 37% gender pay gap

Clydesdale Bank’s parent company is to raise its minimum salary for full-time staff to £17,000 in a bid to tackle the company’s gender pay gap.

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Equality News Update: UN says there are 258 million international migrants today

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report on international migration released Monday.

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Equality News Update: NSPCC refers 90 calls a week to police and social services over sex abuse fears

A children’s charity said it is referring an average of 90 calls a week to police and social services over concerns a young person has been sexually assaulted.

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Equality News Update: Big Yes for award-winning scheme turning young offenders into chefs

Recently, one of our most popular fundraisers was recognised with two wins at the Scottish Events Awards. Yes Chef! sees young men we work with spend 12 weeks training in ­kitchens before being centre stage at a high-profile event and moving into careers in hospitality.

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Equality News Update: Fife becomes first local authority to back Shelter Scotland’s Far From Fixed homeless campaign

Fife Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to sign-up to a major national campaign aimed at tackling homelessness.

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Equality News Update: Loneliness taking toll on older people, charities warn

Around 120,000 older Scots could be living with undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness and isolation, charities have warned.

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