Equality

Equality – General | Equality - Black and Minority Ethnic | Equality – Disability | Equality – Gender | Equality – LGBT | Equality - Age
 

Equality - General

 

Engender
www.engender.org.uk 
Research, consultation and resources to promote gender equality

EHRC
www.equalityhumanrights.com
Statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality

NHS Scotland
www.healthscotland.com/Equalities/index.aspx
Useful resource on equalities with sections on race, disability, sexual orientation, age and so on

NHS Scotland Information Services Division
Equality and Diversity Information Programme
www.isdscotland.org/isd/3392.html
Using diversity information to support high quality care and promote equality

The Scottish Government – Equalities Research
www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Research/by-topic/equalities
Research evidence base to support work across a range of equalities issues including: disability, faith, gender, race, refugees and asylum seekers and sexual orientation

Education Scotland – Same Difference
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/communitylearninganddevelopment/inclusion/samedifference/index.asp         Online guide for people working in community learning and development (CLD).

STUC Equalities Committee
www.stuc.org.uk/about/equalities
Link to the Women’s, Black Workers, Disabled Workers and Youth Committees

Glasgow`s Learning
equalities.glasgowslearning.org.uk/
Online toolkit for addressing equalities issues within community learning and development

Equality - Black and Minority Ethnic [Return to top]

BEMIS
www.bemis.org.uk
Capacity building, co-ordination and strategic influence, identifying and addressing areas for targeted support and development and partnership working.

Equality Scotland.com
www.equalityscotland.com
Aims to promote equality for Scotland’s many communities, particularly black and minority ethnic older people

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre
www.emlc.org.uk/
Provides access to justice for the ethnic minority communities in the West of Scotland

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights
www.crer.org.uk
Works to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment, and promote racial harmony across Glasgow / Scotland

Institute of Race Relations
www.irr.org.uk/2007/april/ha000013.html
Provides research on racism

MECOPP Carers Centre
www.mecopp.org.uk/
Variety of services to black and minority ethnic carers and communities locally, regionally and nationally

Positive Action in Housing
www.paih.org
Works with communities, housing providers, voluntary organisations and faith groups to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live in good quality, affordable and safe homes, free from discrimination and the fear of racial harassment and violence

Ethnic survivors forum
www.ethnicsurvivorsforum.org/
Support for minority ethnic adult survivors of childhood sexual absue.

Migrant Support Service
migrantssupportservice.blogspot.com
Initiates and promote projects for the advancement of education and relief of poverty of Eastern European migrants.

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Capability Scotland
www.capability-scotland.org.uk
Works with disabled people of all ages and their families and carers throughout Scotland.  Provides services and undertakes campaigns

Enable Scotland
www.enable.org.uk
Campaigns for a better life for children and adults with learning disabilities and supports them and their families to live, work and take part in their communities

Ethnic Enable
www.ethnicenable.org.uk
Helps minority ethnic disabled people and their carers achieve a better quality of life by improving access to educational, employment, social welfare, health leisure, recreational and cultural opportunities

RNIB
www.rnib.org.uk
Offers information, support and advice to people with sight loss

Action on Hearing Loss
http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
Offers a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus

Sense Scotland
www.sensescotland.org.uk/
Works with children and adults who have communication support needs because of deaf blindness, sensory impairment, learning and physical disabilities


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Engender
www.engender.org.uk
Works in Scotland and Europe to increase women’s power and influence and make the impact of sexism on women, men and society visible

European Women’s Lobby
www.womenlobby.org/
Promotes women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union

Fawcett Society
www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/
Campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions. poverty, justice and politics.

UNIFEM
www.unifem.org/gender_issues/violence_against_women/
Part of UN Women, dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality

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LGBT Domestic Abuse Project
www.lgbtdomesticabuse.org.uk/service-users/about-us/the-lgbt-domestic-abuse-project.htm
Raises awareness of domestic abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships and works with support agencies to be able to offer LGBT people a good service when seeking help for domestic abuse

LGBT Youth Scotland
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk
Youth and community based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisation which works to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT youth and LGBT communities

Voices Unheard
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/news/voicesunheard.htm
A domestic abuse project by and for young people

Broken Rainbow
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/
Information, advice and training for those responsible for domestic violence policy and practice to increase the physical safety and mental well-being of LGBT people who experience domestic abuse

Equality Network
www.equality-network.org
Works for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and human rights in Scotland

Healthy Gay Scotland
www.healthygayscotland.com
Promotes the sexual health and well being of gay and bisexual men

National LGBT Forum
www.scottishlgbt.org
Online forum for LGBT people, family and friends, national and local LGBT organisations, public bodies, employers and service providers

Parents Enquiry Scotland
www.parentsenquiryscotland.org
Provides help, information and support for parents and families of LGBT children

Scottish Transgender Alliance
www.scottishtrans.org
Guidance to service providers and employers on transgender equality issues and good practice in Scotland, also human rights information to support transgender people

Stonewall Scotland – Good Practice Programme
www.stonewallscotland.org.uk/scotland/what_we_do/good_practice_programme/default.asp
How to provide local services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

Terence Higgins Trust
www.tht.org.uk
UK wide HIV and sexual health charity

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group                                                                                                                                                                www.uklgig.org.uk
Promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner

BI Scotland
www.biscotland.org
National organisation for bisexuals

UK Lesbian  and Gay and Immigration Group
www.uklgig.org.uk/asylum.htm
Support, and information service

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Age Scotland
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/
Includes information on age discrimination

About Equal Opportunities
www.aboutequalopportunities.co.uk/EqualityandAgeCategory.html
Articles on age discrimination

ACAS
www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx
Information on age discrimination

EHRC
www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/your-rights/age/
Information on age discrimination

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