Equality News Update: Scottish Housing News: Call for action as number of people with disabilities on housing waiting lists soars

The Scottish Government has been urged to set a target for new disabled housing after research found that the number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years.Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Housing News: Call for action as number of people with disabilities on housing waiting lists soars

Equality News Update: CommonSpace: ‘Neither new nor surprising’: Concerns raised over persistent inequalities as Scottish ethnic minorities 20% more likely to be out-of-work

Minority ethnic communities, women and disabled people still experience worse rates of unemployment in ScotlandContinue reading Equality News Update: CommonSpace: ‘Neither new nor surprising’: Concerns raised over persistent inequalities as Scottish ethnic minorities 20% more likely to be out-of-work

Equality News Update: Ekklesia: Church of Scotland makes fresh commitment to tackle human trafficking and slavery

The Church of Scotland has made a fresh commitment to tackle the “moral scandal” of human trafficking and modern slavery. It has signed a declaration to work with the Scottish Government and other statutory services and sectors to eradicate the scourge on society.Continue reading Equality News Update: Ekklesia: Church of Scotland makes fresh commitment to tackle human trafficking and slavery

Equality News Update: The Daily Mail: New UN campaign to bring youth into gender equality fight

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. women’s agency launched a campaign Monday to bring a young generation of women and men into the campaign for gender equality ahead of next year’s 25th anniversary of the conference that adopted the only international platform to achieve women’s rights and empowerment.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Daily Mail: New UN campaign to bring youth into gender equality fight