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Equality News Update: Fife school leads calls for more mental health funding in Derek Mackay’s Budget

A Fife school chief has led calls for more mental health cash as it emerged the kingdom has some the lowest funding levels for young people in Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Scottish teacher is transforming school life in Rwanda

A visit to Rwanda while still a North Berwick High School pupil in 2009 has transformed life for one African school and a whole bunch of Scottish teachers.

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Equality News Update: The Libyan Slave Trade Has Shocked the World

A video of men appearing to be sold at auction in Libya for $400 has shocked the world and focused international attention on the exploitation of migrants and refugees the north African country.

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Equality News Update: Figures show over 45,000 students in Scotland sought counselling over last five years

‘We know that student counselling services in universities work incredibly hard but these figures show just how much demand there is for their service’

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Equality News Update: Childline report 13% rise in calls from children with disabilities or special needs

Childline have reported a 13% rise in calls from young people with disabilities or special needs.

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EU Citizens in Scotland: Scottish Government and Fife Council event

Are you an EU citizen living or working in Scotland?

The Scottish Government and Fife Council would like to invite you to an event hosted by Scottish Government Ministers and the Co-Leaders of Fife Council, to hear your experiences and concerns about the impact of Brexit on the rights of EU citizens in Scotland.

Scotland is an outward facing and diverse country, with a long history of welcoming the world to visit, live, work and invest in Scotland, and to build their lives here with their families. EU citizens and their families make a vital contribution to our economy, culture, communities and society.

We recognise that that this is a difficult time for many EU citizens living in Scotland who may be concerned about their future rights and status. The Scottish Government and Fife Council want to hear more about the experiences and concerns of EU citizens since the EU Referendum, and how this is impacting on their lives.

What can I expect from the event?

This will be a participatory event, giving people the opportunity to speak directly to the Co-Leaders of Fife Council, to the Minister for International Development and Europe, and to officials, and to share your experiences and concerns about the impact of Brexit on your right to live, work, study or retire in Scotland.

You will also have the opportunity to hear more about the Scottish Government’s policy approach to immigration and the free movement of EU citizens following Brexit, and how Fife Council is supporting EU Citizens and looking at the economic impact of Brexit.

Please note that while we look forward to hearing your experiences and perspectives, unfortunately we cannot provide legal advice on individual situations.

To book at place, please use the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eu-citizens-in-scotland-scottish-government-and-fife-council-event-tickets-40186330396

FAQs

Do I have to be an EU citizen to attend?

The event is aimed at EU citizens and their families living in Scotland. However the event is also open to anyone who feels affected by these issues.

Do I need to register?

Yes, please book your place via Eventbrite by 8th December as places are limited.

What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is a five minute walk from Kirkcaldy train station and bus station. Please click the map above and then the hyperlink “view on Google Maps” for directions.

Will refreshments be provided?

Yes, tea and coffee will be available from 6:45pm.

Will I need my ticket?

Yes, please bring your printed ticket to speed up entry. However, we will also have a list of people who have booked a ticket so don’t worry if you forget it.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Hannah.Kelly@gov.scot with any questions about the event.

Equality News Update: Football clubs show homophobia the red card

Two-thirds of SPFL clubs and the entire SPFL Premiership have taken a stand by signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

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Equality News Update: Stand up to racism unity event at Parliament this weekend

A ‘Stand up to Racism ‘No to Racism, No to Islamophobia—Football for All’ unity event will be held in Edinburgh this weekend.

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FCE Response to the Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland

FCE responded to the Scottish Goverment’s Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland closing today with the points below. Our position took into consideration the points raised during our roundtables, feedback from community groups and members in Fife and also incorporates references to current research on the barriers faced by protected characteristics groups.

To download a PDF of this response click here .

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Equality News Update: EU Bill: 30+ groups concerned about human rights protection

Today, FCE alongside 31 other groups have submitted evidence to the Joint Committee of Human Rights outlining their shared concerns about the protection of human rights in the European Union (Withdrawal Bill).

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