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Equality Updates 4th June
No newsletters for a few weeks, back at the beginning of July


Stand Up To Racism Scotland

Online rally: Black Lives Matter - We demand change 7th June

Stand Up To Racism is calling a second day of action including socially distanced protests on Saturday 6 June

Refugee Week

Imagine Anthology  On 15 June 2020, a digital collection of global voices will launch to coincide with Refugee Week in a powerful call to imagine a better world

Scottish Food Coalition

Evidence Gathering: Your experience of the crisis and its impact on the food system
Send us 100-200 words + 1 picture or a 1-1.5 min video on your experience of the crisis and its impact on the food system.

Glasgow City Council

Sustrans Funding Boost to Support Physical Distancing Across Glasgow

Help Hub Links People to Emotional Support During Lockdown

Together: Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights

Together joins over 100 organisations and academics calling for an emergency cash boost to prevent child poverty crisis

COVID-19: Human rights should be at the centre of recovery

COVID- 19: A child’s rights crisis

Show Racism The Red Card

Short Film: Challenging Racism in Scotland’s workplaces

Amina Muslim Women Resource Centre

Survey: Experiences in the communities during COVID-19

Scottish Parliament

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill Call for Views Closing date for submissions: 24th July

Race Equality, Employment and Skills Submit your views by 30 June

Scottish Government

£1.6m to help tackle food insecurity  Further support for food distribution network FareShare.

Extra payment for carers to help through coronavirus  Eligible carers to get an additional £230.10

Increased funding to support victims of human trafficking  £1.5 million to help services across Scotland.

Helping those with no access to public funds  UK Government urged to provide support.

Parents encouraged to apply for Best Start Grant School Age Payment

Contact tracing information gathering  Protecting data as part of Test and Protect.

Decrease in gender employment gap over last decade

Supporting Scotland’s social care workers

Supporting mental health and wellbeing  Community projects given £8 million to help combat isolation.

Criminals seek to exploit COVID-19 outbreak  Organised crime groups target most vulnerable.

Close The Gap

Equally Safe at Work: new guidance on violence against women and work during COVID-19

50 years on, what will it take to realise equal pay for equal work?

Without an economy that works for women, there will be no economic recovery

Think Business, Think Equality: New guidance for SMEs on supporting staff affected by domestic abuse during COVID-19

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

Poverty Zoom Catch Up – Video, presentations and discussions on how we #buildbackbetter

Scottish Women’s Aid

Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse webinars

Deafblind Scotland

Deafblind Scotland’s COVID-19 response

Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Supporting community recovery and resilience in response to COVID-19
"Approaches to promote community recovery and resilience in response to COVID-19 must incorporate the views, insights and wisdom of community members"

LGBT Health & Wellbeing

LGBT Helpline:Are you caring for someone in Scotland?
We are here for you too every Tues/Wed (12-9pm) and Thur/ Sun (1-6pm). Call  0300 123 2523

Pride Breakfast: A virtual Pride event for all LGBTQ+ people in Scotland
on Zoom on Saturday 13th June

Virtual Pride March, a video of LGBTQ+ people across Scotland celebrating Pride.

Social Security Scotland

Best Start Grant School Age Payment
Social Security Scotland’s School Age Payment opened for applications on 1st June

JustRight Scotland

COVID-19 Policy and Migrants in Scotland

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

COVID-19, public finances and human rights

Scottish Community Development Centre

New pressures, new priorities?
SCDC  response to the Scottish Government’s research to understand the impact of Covid-19 on communities.

Rapid Evaluation of the Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRR)

Jubilee Scotland

A Just And Green Recovery For Scotland

Mardi Gla

Glasgow’s Pride Mardi Gla 2020 will now take place on the 26th September

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

Virtual Cuppa
Relaxed weekly Zoom gathering for people to connect and share with each other.  This time has been invaluable for BOP to work out how to respond to what disabled artists and others feel they need at this time.  We can provide BSL interpretation and text support on request. Also, if you would like to talk to us in another way we are very happy to set up 1:1 chats. 

Make it Accessible: Artists Making Accessible Performance: A Working Group

BOP Newsletter

Scottish Recovery Network

Booking open for Scottish Recovery Network conversation cafés!
The COVID-19 situation means that we are all finding new ways to connect with each other. It is important that we continue to find ways to talk about mental health and wellbeing.

David Landles: Peer Support and Me
In this short film David Landles, a Mental Health Champion with a leading construction company and part of the Mind the Men group,us what peer support means to him

Team Scottish Recovery Network’s #HighlandHello film!
An online 2 minute film challenge has been launched on Twitter and Facebook to connect with those who may be feeling isolated during lockdown. Find out how to get involved and check out Scottish Recovery Network's effort here

More News from SRN


Shine Bright Project National Smile month
The project aims to Improve the oral health and the quality of life of Minority Ethnic individuals including infants in Glasgow.  Sharing top tips for oral health and healthy cooking videos. Providing health related advocacy support.  You can  follow us on Facebook to receive our  regular posting

Do You Want To report a Hate Crime
Have you been a victim of, or witnessed, a hate crime? We can assist you with: Filling in the form; Communicating with the police; Providing an interpreter; queries you have about reporting hate crime and what happens next. Mondays & Thursdays 9am — 1pm Helpline 07497 187 992

Hate Crime Scotland

Third Party Reporting Centres

LEAP Sports

Scottish Sport joins in solidarity with the LGBTIQ+ community on IDAHOBIT

Scottish Human Rights Commission

Evidence to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee on the impact of COVID-19

Commission calls for transparency in public finances and a rights based approach to economic recovery

Commission Chair joins Independent Review into Handling of Deaths in Prison Custody

Glasgow Disability Alliance

COVID-19 Resilience Response
GDA Wellbeing: new helpline
GDA Lifeline: Coordination and free delivery of shopping, supplies and medication.
GDA Learning: Free, fun learning and peer support activities are now available online and by phone.
GDA Connects: Help and support to get online & stay connected.
GDA Rights Now: Welfare Rights advice, information, support and representation.
GDA Voices: Support to have your voice heard, share experiences & plan actions for change.
Contact details for these, and more details:

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Podcast: Loneliness and social connectedness during COVID-19
Anne Callaghan from the Campaign to End Loneliness exploring the impact of loneliness, how COVID-19 has exacerbated it, how society can respond to support people affected by it and the importance of social connectedness and relationships.

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

Neil’s Experience of COVID-19 Emergency

Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH’s response to the Scottish Mental Health Law Review

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership

Partnership Working is Helping to House the City’s Homeless

Scottish Refugee Council

Successful funding for communities during Covid-19

“Art from Home”: art auction raising funds for refugees in Scotland during Covid-19


+2 UK and International News and Events

Stand Up To Racism

#Taketheknee – Thousands Join Protest On Doorsteps & In Communities

Disability News Service

Thinktank responsible for universal credit launches ‘Disability Commission’

Coronavirus: Ministers refuse to show they assessed equality impact of recovery plan

Coronavirus: ‘Long delayed’ data on disabled people’s deaths to be published

Fawcett Society

Exiting Lockdown: The Impact On Women

Joint Letter To The Prime Minister - Invest In Childcare Infrastructure

Operation Black Vote

Covid-19 devastating impact on BAME. Now act!

Covid 19: Campaigners demand for Race Equality Strategy

BAME Leadership Demand Covid-19 Race Equality Strategy

Equality and Human Rights Commission

50 years is too long to wait for equal pay

Duties on pregnancy and maternity during COVID-19

Important guidance for employers during the coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employers: Reasonable adjustments for employees

Institute of Race Relations

Responses Across The UK And Europe To The Death Of George Floyd

Women’s Budget Group

Multiple Realities of Covid-19: Experiences of Glasgow’s Migrant Women

Unpaid care: the only Coronavirus constant?


Groundbreaking research on LBT+ exclusion across 21 countries

LGBT people of faith share their experience of lockdown

ILGA Europe

COVID-19: Keeping LGBTI Communities Together

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This Is Poverty
Powerful new short film, from JRF and Connected Pictures

UK Human Rights Blog

“The Law of Humanity”: Home Office no recourse to public funds policy ruled unlawful

European Disability Forum

Online Meeting Of The Disability Intergroup “Impact Of Covid 19 Outbreak To Persons With Disabilities”

Department of Work and Pensions

Detailed guide: Disability Confident: how to complain

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Coronavirus and the human rights of LGBTI people: Equal Rights Coalition statement
The Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) calls on all governments to limit the repercussions of coronavirus (COVID-19) for the human rights of LGBTI people.

Hope Not Hate

State Of Hate 2020: Far Right Terror Goes Global
Annual review on the state and nature of Britain’s far right, analysing the threat it poses and how we can tackle it.


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