Equality News Update: Third Force News: Charity to provide domestic abuse training for police

Police officers are set to receive specialist training to identify controlling behaviour.

Scotland’s new Domestic Abuse Act, which will be introduced next year, will make controlling and coercive behaviours a crime.

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Equality News Update: The Stewardship Report: May 16: International Day of Living Together in Peace

Following the devastation of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. One of its purposes is to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems, including by promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.

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Equality News Update: iNews: Human rights watchdog condemns Scotland’s lack of accessible housing

Thousands of disabled people in Scotland are being robbed of their dignity and independence due to the nation’s chronic shortage of accessible housing, the UK’s human rights watchdog has warned.

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Equality News Update: Third Force News: Safe spaces needed for those in rural areas

Research has highlighted the importance of providing mental health support for those who may feel isolated

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Equality News Update: Stress, are we coping? Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

In 2018, Mental Health Awareness Week is from the 14th to the 20th of May. The focus for this year is about stress and how we are coping with it.

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Equality News Update: Adding even more colour and noise to Fife Pride 2018

A wealth of colour is expected at the second ever Fife Pride, which will this year take place on the 7th July 2018 across Kirkcaldy town centre. With support from Fife Centre For Equalities, Fife Council, Fife Cultural Trust, Kirkcaldy 4 All and LGBTI charity Pink Saltire, the event is set to maintain the fun and family friendly atmosphere created at the first Fife Pride in 2017.

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