View this email in your browser

Equality Updates 23rd April 2020

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Scottish Independent Living Coalition - a statement
Disabled people’s rights to health and life under threat, warn Disabled People’s Organisations

GDA's Covid 19 Resilience Response
For help, call 0141 556 7103, text 07958 299 496 or email us at

Update: GDA’s Resilience Response to COVID19 outbreak - 20/4/2020

Zero Tolerance

How have the media been reporting violence against women during COVID-19?
Read the first instalment of our annual media monitoring report here.

Scottish Government

COVID-19: - A Framework for decision-making
Outlining the approach and principles to guide the decisions transitioning out of the current lockdown, recognising that the harms caused by the pandemic do not impact everyone equally

More than 110,000 Universal Credit claims since coronavirus outbreak

Emergency free meals to those most in need


Women Covid Scot: Charting women's experiences of Covid-19 in Scotland
@WomenCovidScot Tweet your stories on #WomenCovidScot, send a DM to submit anonymously

Covid-19 and women's equality - rolling blog


Scottish Local Government joins call for change to immigration rules to help vulnerable migrants

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Coronavirus advice on staying well when social distancing

Social care changes during the coronavirus crisis

Mental Health Foundation

Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in Scotland have felt loneliness

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Hub Offers Help to Hundreds During Covid-19 Crisis

Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery Plan for Glasgow to be developed

Scottish Government

More than 110,000 Universal Credit claims since coronavirus outbreak

Social distancing regulations strengthened
Temporary regulations confirmed and extended to protect workers.

NHS Inform

Scotland's Service Directory (SSD)
Details of all NHS health services across Scotland


Public urged to keep eyes and ears open for children at risk during COVID-19 coronavirus public health emergency

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Online Programme Announced for SMHAF 2020

My Experience of Isolation: A SMHAF Commission
What does isolation mean to you, what impact does it have on your mental health, and how do you cope with it? The deadline for submissions is Friday 1 May at 5pm

South East Integration Network

Multilingual COVID-19 Health Information
British Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Romanian, Czech Slovak, Urdu

Citizen’s Advice Scotland

Poverty warning for Scots hit by increased household bills

Inclusion Scotland

Accessible and Effective Remote Working

LGBT Youth Scotland

The Ireland, UK And The Islands LGBT+ Youth Work Network


+2 UK and International News and Events

Women and Equalities Committee

Call for evidence: Coronavirus and the impact on people with protected characteristics

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Coronavirus pandemic: equality and human rights considerations in access to food and essentials

Preventing the health crisis from becoming a justice crisis


How COVID-19 is affecting LGBT communities

Why we're worried about the Government’s statement on trans rights legislation

Fawcett Society

Coronavirus: Joint Call For Women's Visibility In UK Response

Struggling To Survive: Women, Work And Welfare
28 April, 7pm. Panel discussion about the problems and solutions with experts in this field

Refugee Council

Home Office confirms newly-recognised refugees will continue to receive asylum support payments until their first Universal Credit payment arrives

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

COVID-19 is a greater health risk to people on low incomes: we can give a life-line

Institute of Race Relations

Race Hate Crimes – Collateral Damage Of Covid-19?

Disability News Service

Coronavirus: Joint action from disability movement secures NHS treatment pledge

Coronavirus: Supermarkets face mass legal action over ‘discrimination’

Operation Black Vote

Labour's BAME and women top posts

Oxford Human Rights Hub

The Impact of COVID-19 on World’s Refugees

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)

FFT Response To Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches: The Truth About Traveller Crime’

UK Human Rights Blog

European Court of Human Rights to Consider Impact of Covid-19

Is the Lockdown Lawful? An overview of the debate

Operation Black Vote

The untruth about Traveller crime: Channel 4 Dispatches

The Young Foundation

Covid-19 citizen-science project project launched

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)

FFT Response To Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches: The Truth About Traveller Crime’

Runnymede Trust

State of the Nation: New comprehensive analysis on race in Britain

Abortion Rights

Don’t let Poland ban abortion under cover of COVID-19

Abortion Rights extends solidarity to women in the Netherlands who have had abortion access denied


Equality Updates Twitter
Equality Updates Facebook
You are receiving this email because you previously requested to be added to the mailing list for one or more of the following newsletters: Equality Updates, Jobs Extra or Funding Extra. 

If you would like to update your mailing preferences or to unsubscribe please use the link at the bottom of this email.

If you have been forwarded this e-newsletter but would like to subscribe directly to EQUALITY UPDATES, FUNDING EXTRA and/or JOBS EXTRA you can subscribe here

This message may contain information that has been sent to the Equality Information Service worker by third parties.  While we do everything possible to ensure the transmission of accurate and appropriate material, we do not take responsibility for its content.  The forwarding of information to you should not be seen as an endorsement of any of the views expressed.

Contact details
Kate Henderson,
11 Queens Crescent, Glasgow G4 9AS 
0141 332 2444

Equality Updates
Copyright © 2020 GCVS, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.