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Equality Updates 14th May

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

Covid19 Third Sector Impact Survey
This survey is being undertaken by Third Sector Interfaces across Scotland.

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 4th – 24th May

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s online programme is now live.

Scottish Government

Sources of open data on COVID-19
Scottish Government (SG), National Records of Scotland (NRS) and Public Health Scotland (PHS) are all publishing open datasets on the COVID-19 emergency for people to use and reuse.

Small premises now eligible for £10,000 grants
Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

£50 million for social care
An initial £50 million to help the social care sector deal with the financial implications of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed.

Emergency marriage and civil partnership guidance

Unique support for health and social care
new national digital wellbeing hub will enable staff, carers, volunteers and their families to access relevant support when they need it, and provides a range of self-care and wellbeing resources designed to aid resilience as the whole workforce responds to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Domestic abuse and sexual violence: the responses and realities provoked by COVID-19

LGBT Youth Scotland

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) 2020: World Tour Digital Workshop
Free Digital World Tour workshop to mark this year's #IDAHOBIT! Designed for use by youth group leaders, teachers, GSAs and anyone else who wants to explore global LGBTI activism from the comfort of their sofa.

Sign the petition: Call for the discrimination in blood plasma trials to end

Poverty Alliance

Campaigners call for emergency cash boost to prevent child poverty crisis


Covid-19 and women's equality
We want to know how Covid-19 is impacting on women's lives in Scotland.

Zero Tolerance

Why Language Matters: How are the violence and perpetrators framed?

Equality Network

Sign The Petition: No Exclusion Of Gay And Bi Men From Covid-19 Plasma Trial

Close The Gap

Women, work and COVID-19: the stark implications for women’s poverty

Are you a BME woman? Participate in an event to shape solutions to BME women’s inequality at work

Human Rights Consortium Scotland

Coronavirus and human rights: protecting human rights in the longer-term, 28th May @ 3pm

Human rights must not be an afterthought, the HRCS Scotland tells MSPs
Thirty organisations have written to MSPs to highlight a raft of 34 urgent questions that they must get answers to. From reductions in government transparency, to unnecessary risk to the right to food; from reducing people’s say about their own lives, to teenagers being at increased risk of criminalisation

Citizens Advice Scotland

COVID-19: the impact on energy bills and fuel poverty

Scottish Parliament

MSPs seeking views on move out of lockdown
Covid-19 Committee consultation to gather views about moving out of the current lockdown phase.

YWCA Scotland

Status Of Young Women In Scotland 2019
with a focus on body image

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Engage disabled people in decision making about easing lockdown

SCDC and Public Health Scotland

Supporting Communities Safely: Advice for community groups, organisations and volunteer networks
A new online resource has been released to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Positive Action In Housing

Glasgow’s “hotel asylum seekers” and the “unexplained” death of Syrian refugee Adnan Olbeh

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

Scottish Learning Disability Week 18th May 2020 - 24th May 2020


Blog | tried and tested strategies
Hear from Aileen about how she's been looking after her mental health during coronavirus. Aileen experiences bipolar and is a SAMH media volunteer.


+2 UK and International News and Events

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

JRF responds to ONS figures on ethnicity and coronavirus

Working to reduce people’s risk of poverty during COVID-19 outbreak

ILGA World
Celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) in 3 Easy Steps

Disability Arts Online

The impact of the pandemic on artists

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Complaints raised about Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

Women’s Budget Group

What is happening on the front line: Covid-19 and Migrant women

Friends, Families and Travellers

UN To Examine UK Government On Gypsy And Traveller Rights

UK Human Rights Blog

The latest critique of the Coronavirus Act 2020


Vulnerability of disabled LGBTQI+ people to Coronavirus in care homes

End Violence Against Women

Further Emergency Funding Joint Statement from Violence Against Women & Girls Sector
NB England and Wales

ILGA Europe

ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map Points To Make-or-Break Moment for LGBTI Rights in Europe

Disability Rights UK

Over 260,000 disabled people waiting for DWP benefit assessments

Disabled households worse off on Universal Credit breakthrough test case win


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