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Review of the Disability Committee within the Equality and Human Rights Commission : Inclusion London

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Myths of man-hating feminists make feminism unpopular | ESRC |

Myths of man-hating feminists make feminism unpopular | ESRC | | equalities news | Scoop.it
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues, focusing on six research areas: economic affairs, education and human development, environment and planning, government and law, industry and...
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Equality Updates 1st March 2013 | Equality Updates

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Dignity in Pregnancy campaign | Refugee Council | Supporting Refugees & Asylum Seekers in the UK

Dignity in Pregnancy campaign | Refugee Council | Supporting Refugees & Asylum Seekers in the UK | equalities news | Scoop.it
All pregnant women need good maternity care and the support of friends and family. Ask your MP to write to the Home Secretary to ask her to protect pregnant women seeking asylum and their babies.
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Race Equality in Scotland – The Next 10 Years | CRER event 21st March

Race Equality in Scotland – The Next 10 Years | CRER event 21st March | equalities news | Scoop.it
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Funding Extra 25th February 2013 | Equality Updates

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Sex & Power 2013 report launch: press release | Counting Women In

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Equality Updates 22nd February 2013 | Equality Updates

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EHRC & Engender Seminar: Challenging discrimination against women: Using CEDAW to hold Government to account. 18th March, Edinburgh

The EHRC and Engender invite you to a seminar

Challenging discrimination against women:  Using CEDAW to hold Government to account

 

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and signed by the UK in 1981, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.  It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

In July 2013, the UN will examine the UK government's delivery on its CEDAW commitments.  Join this seminar to:

Hear Professor Niklas Bruun, UN CEDAW Committee, speak about ‘The CEDAW Committee´s mandate and working methods:  Reflections on the Member State´s obligations relating to the reporting process.’Discuss the problems of access to justice for women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence with an expert panel.Learn more about why CEDAW matters for Scottish women’s equality.

 

When?                                  12.30 – 4.00pm  on Monday 18 March 2013

Where?                                Radisson Hotel, 80 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

Who should attend?       

You should come along if you work for a woman’s organisation, project or network or if you are an activist who is interested in campaigning about discrimination against women.

Book a place

To book a place email scotland@equalityhumanrights.com including your name, organisation and any requirements you may have including communication support, access or dietary requirements.

To discuss or for assistance with booking please contact Rosemary Kilduff by on 0141 228 5957 or by mini com on 0141 228 5989.

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Equality Updates 15th February 2013 | Equality Updates

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Oscar Pistorius and the hollowness of fame | Disability Now

Oscar Pistorius and the hollowness of fame | Disability Now | equalities news | Scoop.it
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Violence, gender and HIV in the UK | openDemocracy

Violence, gender and HIV in the UK | openDemocracy | equalities news | Scoop.it
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This is ABUSE: campaign to raise awareness and challenge abusive behaviour in teen relationships

This is ABUSE: campaign to raise awareness and challenge abusive behaviour in teen relationships | equalities news | Scoop.it
Relationship abuse can happen to anyone. It involves more than physical violence, abuse can be emotional or sexual. Get more info and advice, have your say on the issue and seek help here.
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Glasgow University Feminist Society: Rally Against Misogyny on Campus | 8th March

Glasgow University Feminist Society: Rally Against Misogyny on Campus | 8th March | equalities news | Scoop.it
Facebook est un réseau social qui vous relie à des amis, des collègues de travail, des camarades de classe ou d’autres personnes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec vous.
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Bedroom Tax Demonstrations: 30th March Glasgow and Edinburgh

Bedroom Tax Demonstrations: 30th March Glasgow and Edinburgh | equalities news | Scoop.it
Learning Disability Alliance Scotland - bring together Scotland's voluntary organistion to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities
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[Glasgow] Saturday 30th March 11am - George's Square to Glasgow Green.
[Edinburgh] Saturday 30th March 12 noon - St Andrew's Square

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Scot Govt: Bedroom tax should be scrapped (27/02/13)

Scot Govt: Bedroom tax should be scrapped (27/02/13) | equalities news | Scoop.it
UK Government must protect those with disability
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The bedroom tax ignores the link between home and health | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Update to Government review of the Public Sector Equality Duty | Equality and Diversity Forum

On 15 May 2012, the Home Secretary announced a review of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), as part of the outcome of the Red Tape Challenge spotlight...

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"The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) does not know if any VCS organisations have been asked to submit evidence to the review, nor if any deadlines for the receipt of evidence have been set.  However, EDF would encourage anyone with views about the equality duty to submit evidence of their views to the Equality Duty Review Steering Group and to the Government Equality Office by early April 2013."

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What are your views on the collection, use and sharing of equalities information? | NB new date: 7th March 10 - 1pm

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What are your views on the collection, use and sharing of equalities information? | GCVS event Thurs 28th Feb

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Human Rights and Scotland's Constitutional Future. Events: 18th March, Edinburgh and 1st May, Glasgow

Human Rights and Scotland's Constitutional Future

 

This event will comprise of two workshops, the first of which will take place in Edinburgh on 18th March and the second in Glasgow on 1st May.  The events have been organised collaboratively by The Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, the Glasgow Human Rights Network, and the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network and is supported by the Thomas Paine Initiative.

 

'Human Rights and  Scotland's Constitutional Future: Where we are now? Human Rights and the Independence Debate'

 

Monday 18th March 2013, 10.15am - 3.45pm

 

School of Law, University of Edinburgh

 

This is the first of two seminars that aim to examine how the independence debate and the question-mark it has placed over Scotland's constitutional future influence human rights protections, by creating a dialogue between academics, practitioners, and civil society. More specifically, this seminar will evaluate the uncertain world of human rights protection across the UK as a whole, learning from the difficulty of implementing new rights provisions in Northern Ireland, in particular. Human Rights in Scotland will be considered in the light of recent developments, with a mapping of the rights  implications of different possible constitutional outcomes: the status quo of devolution (that is capable of on-going development); increased devolution; and independence. The purpose of this seminar will be to provide information on key legal issues, to place human rights in Scotland within a broader UK and international perspective, and to draw upon the experience of, and feedback from, participants to inform the second seminar which will take place in May 2013. Please find the programme attached. This is an invitation only event. If you would like to attend, please register to receive an invitation for the Scottish Parliament at the link below. Please note that the number of places for the event is limited and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis: http://scffevent.eventbrite.com/# Due to venue specifications, this event will require the submission of a guest list with the names of all those who have registered, and you will be asked to present your invitation on arrival.  We would be very grateful if you could inform us if you have registered and will not be able to attend, or if someone else from your organisation can attend in your place, as numbers are limited and we want to facilitate the largest attendance possible. If you need to contact us or require any additional information, please email law.events@ed.ac.uk with 'Human Rights and Scotland's Constitutional Future' in the subject-matter line. This seminar will be followed by the Ruth Adler Human Rights Lecture, 'Using comparative constitutionalism in human rights discourse: Ireland's past and Scotland's future', given by Professor Christopher McCrudden (Queen's University Belfast) on the same date (Playfair Library, Old College, 6pm), to which you are also invited. Please email law.events@ed.ac.uk with 'Adler lecture' in the subject-matter line if you would like to attend.

 

'The Human Rights Question: What sort of Scotland, and what sort of future?'

 

Wednesday 1st May 2013, 10.00am - 4.00pm

 

Glasgow City Chambers

 

How do the independence debate, and the question-mark it has placed over Scotland’s constitutional future, influence human rights protections? Will the debate provide opportunities to further promote and protect human rights, will it provide new threats to human rights, or is it largely an irrelevance or even a distraction from the day-to-day work of those organisations who work for the rights of particular constituencies?

 

This seminar will examine how those involved in civil society groups are working to promote and protect rights, and consider the extent to which the referendum context affects this work. The seminar will consider questions such as: whether groups conceive of, and articulate their work in human rights terms, or in other terms? To what extent are human rights issues seen as important to the constitutional debate? Are human rights particularly served by one constitutional future or another? How might human rights be useful to articulating a vision of the future that might inform constitutional development in Scotland, whether through an on-going development of devolution, or an alternative constitutional future?

 

To register, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5386404882.

 

More information on this event will be supplied as it becomes available.

 

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Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights: Glasgow 2014 Volunteer Event | Equality Updates

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CERES research project to Investigate ‘Non-Muslim’ And Muslim Youth: Religious Identities, Islmophobia And Everyday Geopolitics

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Victim Notification Scheme - Long-Term Offenders, Short-Term Sex Offenders and Offenders with Extended Sentences: Guidance for Victims

Guidance on VNS in relation to long-term offenders and short-tern sex offenders
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Facing up to racial violence | how racial violence is shaping the UK. Institute of Race Relations

Facing up to racial violence | how racial violence is shaping the UK. Institute of Race Relations | equalities news | Scoop.it
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