Children will receive the same protections from assault as adults from Saturday the 7th November thanks to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Act 2019. Joanna Barrett, NSPCC Scotland policy and public affairs officer, said: “This new law, finally gives children in Scotland their rightful protection against assault and the same safeguards as adults. … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: New law protecting children from assault to come into force
The Scottish Sentencing Council believes that a guideline will increase public knowledge and confidence by explaining the process involved in sentencing a young person, and increase understanding of the factors which are taken into account when sentencing young people under 25.
The Hate Crime Bill has split opinion across Scotland since it was introduced to the Scottish Parliament earlier this year.
Karen Martin on the challenges of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review
On Thursday 27 February 2020, a few members of Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics got together at High Valleyfield Community Centre to reminisce about what we learned and the good feelings we had when we attended the previous events. We also discussed how this project can move forward to include more marginalised women. Jo did a wonderful job … Continue reading Fife Women’s Tent – New Developments
Join representatives from Transgender Fife and the Scottish Trans Alliance as we discuss the facts around gender reform in Scotland, creating a better understanding of GRA reform as well as empowering people to join in with these discussions.
The draft bill will reform the UK-wide Gender Recognition Act of 2004 in Scotland, which allows trans people to obtain a gender recognition certificate
As part of furthering the work of Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics to help tackle the under-representation of disabled, minority ethnic or transgender women as voters, activists and representatives, we are delivering three events to bring women together to talk about labels placed on women. The first event “Let’s Define ME” took place on … Continue reading Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics – Let’s Talk About US
Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity are now able to have their convictions wiped.
A new law which will enable heterosexual couples to marry in civil partnerships has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament.
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.
A national taskforce is to be set up to ensure that Scotland is a world leader in putting human rights into practice.
Campaigners are hailing the new law making it illegal to control and coerce a partner in Scotland after police secured their first conviction.
The new legislation covers the full breadth of violent, threatening, intimidating and other controlling behaviour which can destroy a victim’s autonomy.
It was a ground-breaking event that broke the mould for how LGBT people across Scotland were viewed and treated.