Equality Updates 5th April 2012

Contents:

+ Scottish News and Events
+ UK News and Events
+ International News and Events

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+ SCOTTISH NEWS AND EVENTS

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From SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT:

Older People’s Care Inspection Report (04/04/12):
Western Infirmary first to come under scrutiny.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/258349

More Empowerment For Scotland’s Tenants (02/04/12):
Scotland’s first Social Housing Charter set to improve standards for 600,000 households.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/258235

Patients Law Comes Into Force (02/04/12):
Support service set up to help patients have their say.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/258196

Scottish Survey Of Literacy And Numeracy 2011 (28/03/12):
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/257869
Numeracy Improves In Primary Schools (28/03/12):
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/257925

Drug Use Falling Among Scots (27/03/12):
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/257791
Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2010/11: Drug Use
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/257789

Budget Proves Need For More Powers – Finance Secretary (26/03/12):
Scottish Government policies boosting household incomes in face of cuts.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/ID3/257722

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From SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT:

Committee To Examine The Reality Of Gypsy/Traveller Lives (29/03/12):
The reality of life for Gypsy/Travellers is to be examined by the Equal Opportunities Committee as part of an inquiry into accommodation.
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/newsandmediacentre/49065.aspx

“Where Gypsy/Travellers Live”:
The Equal Opportunities Committee is currently seeking written views on its inquiry, “Where Gypsy/Travellers Live”. The Committee is keen that improvements are made to the lives of Gypsy/Travellers. By reviewing the work of the previous Equal Opportunities Committees and through an awareness-raising afternoon with Gypsy/Travellers, Committee members have identified that where Gypsy/Travellers live is often at the root of many problems that they face. As a result, they’re launching a call for evidence on accommodation. Full details are available on the inquiry homepage: http://digbig.com/5bfwrq  The Committee would like to hear from Gypsy/Travellers about where they live. To find out the types of questions being asked, you can view our Gypsy/Traveller, Where you live leaflet (access from http://digbig.com/5bfwrq) or video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pmJAcYHr3I If you are working on a submission, please have it with us by 13 July.
The Committee is also holding a separate inquiry into Gypsy/Travellers and Care: http://digbig.com/5bfwrr

Views Sought On Scottish Welfare Reform Bill (23/03/12):
How Scotland implements the UK Welfare Reform Act is back under the spotlight today as the Welfare Reform Committee has asked for comments on the general principles of the Scottish Government’s Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill.
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/newsandmediacentre/48762.aspx

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From GLASGOW DISABILITY ALLIANCE:

“Self-Directed Support: The Road To Discovery”, And A Hustings For The Local Government Election:
[Glasgow] 13th April, 10.30- 12.45, Thistle Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow. Hustings from 12.45 – 3.45pm.
http://enf.org.uk/blog/?p=3234

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From REFUGEE SURVIVAL TRUST:

Refugee Survival Trust Launch ‘Survive Campaign’:
The goal of the campaign is to raise money for our destitution and access to education grants. We kicked off the campaign in our RST e-newsletter and you can read more about it here: http://bit.ly/Heezay

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From ENQUIRE: THE SCOTTISH ADVICE SERVICE FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR LEARNING:

New Enquire Film Launched!:
In Enquire’s new film, young people share their views and feelings about how their school experience is affected by being in care, being a young mum, having Asperger’s or other learning difficulties, and the support that has helped them feel better and get the most out of their education. With pupils from Preston Lodge High School and the Edinburgh Hospital and Outreach Teaching Service. Launched at the 2012 Enquire National Conference, the film looks at a variety of key themes, including: how different staff and agencies work together to support pupils; how approaches to learning can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals; what young people think is important in terms of planning their learning and support. You can watch ‘The Learners’ Perspective’ at http://youtu.be/G0RcsfmO810  Enquire Helpline: 0845 123 2303 info@enquire.org.uk Website: http://www.enquire.org.uk

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From SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL:

Scottish Refugee Council Backs Call To End X-Ray Pilot (02/04/12):
We supports calls to end the Government’s pilot plans to use dental x-rays as part of the age assessment process
http://digbig.com/5bfwsr

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From ENGENDER:

Request For Quotations To Adapt And Deliver A Community Leadership Programme For 24 Women In The West Of Scotland: May – October 2012:
http://digbig.com/5bfwsw

CSW Fails To Defend Women’s Rights (29/03/12):
The 56th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women ended on 9th March with no agreed conclusions on it’s priority theme of the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges. Member states failed to agree conclusions on the basis of ‘safeguarding traditional values’ which raises the concern that women’s human rights are being sacrificed to preserve cultural and religious values which are harmful to women and girls.
http://digbig.com/5bfwsx

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From SCVO:

Masters In Citizenship And Human Rights By Learning Contract:
SCVO receives support from ESF funding in Highlands & Islands to develop this programme.  If your work or regular volunteering activity aims to enhance and protect people’s equality and human rights, you can now earn a qualification that is not purely law based and which recognises and supports the vital day-to-day work you already do. As the world in which we work is shaped by global, national and local influences, it can be challenging for us to articulate our key messages in the face of continuous changes to civil society and societal values. This programme aims to assist those working between the state and the market to develop a deep understanding of the key issues of Globalisation and Migration, Leadership for Equality, Human Rights, and Citizenship & Practice, and to transform this knowledge into useful and practical frameworks to enhance benefits to our service users. SCVO is working jointly with Glasgow Caledonian University to deliver an MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights as part of our long-term commitment to, and engagement with, this subject. The work-based learning programme – shaped to the needs of our sector and our people – is delivered mostly online to overcome issues of rurality and accessibility, and to work flexibly around the demands of our busy working lives. Entrance by recognition of prior learning and flexible entry and exit points open up access to this high level qualification. Engaging with the programme brings rewards to all: to the student who will grow depth of knowledge and skills and add MSc after their name; to their organisation which will benefit from new ideas and practice fed in as part of the reflective element of the course; and to their service users who gain from enhanced service provision. In times of financial restraint this is a development opportunity that acknowledges the vital work carried out by volunteers and key employees. Positive feedback from ‘pioneering’ students who started in August 2011 together with a continued high level of interest in the course means that registration is now open for a second student cohort starting on 13th August 2012. More info: http://digbig.com/5bfwqb  To register email humanrights@gcu.ac.uk  Morag Redwood of SCVO is keen to speak with interested parties and can deliver short presentations on the MSc at events and networking gatherings. Please contact morag.redwood@scvo.org.uk Tel 01463 251738 to discuss.

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From NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE:

Standing Together Against Homophobia: Staff Event:
[Glasgow] 16th May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Jury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica Street. As part of the campaign, we are organising a discussion session for staff members to talk about issues relating to sexual orientation, transgender and tackling homophobia in the workplace. The event is open to all NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff members.  Refreshments will be available from 6pm. If you are interested in coming along to the session then please contact Martin Patterson from Corporate Inequalities Team at martin.patterson@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

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From ACTIVE LIFE CLUB:

Active Life Club (ALC):
ALC provides recreational and diversionary activities for young people aged between 12 and 23 from the Southside of Glasgow. The group has strong representation from BME youth, notably those from South Asian backgrounds. Since 2010, ALC members have taken part in an innovative Participatory Action Research project with two volunteer researchers from Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. The research has explored BME young peoples’ experiences of school and university work experience placements. The research report is called ‘BME Youth Unemployment: a Fresh Perspective’ and was launched on 21 March 2012 at City Chambers, Glasgow. The full research report and a four-page summary of findings is available on the ‘Research reports’ page at http://activelifeclub.wordpress.com/  Active Life Club can be contacted at: activelifeclub@hotmail.com

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From ENABLE SCOTLAND:

Be Inspired: Enable Scotland Annual Conference:
[Stirling] 12th May. We invite you to a day of inspiration with discussion, speeches, display and inspirational workshops. We are now taking registrations to attend this event. Free event. Bookings for workshops will be requested later. Please contact the Marketing Team at ENABLE Scotland at marketing@enable.org.uk or call 0141 226 4541. Please see http://www.enable.org.uk for more information on events. Facebook: enablescotland  Twitter: @enablescotland

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From SCOTTISH ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION FORUM:

Good Practice Examples of Accessible Information Wanted (27/03/12):
If you have good practice examples of how you have made your information as accessible as it can be we would love to know! We want to showcase good practice examples on our website to continue to raise awareness of what you can do within your own organisations to make sure your information is accessible as it can be. So if you have a poster, information leaflet or a policy, for example, which you think is worth sharing please let SAIF know so we can promote it.  Contact sburn@saifscotland.org.uk with details and we will showcase your good work on our website.
http://www.saifscotland.org.uk/showlog.php?weblogid=68

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From HIV+ SCOTLAND:

Mapping The HIV Sector In Scotland – Please Take Part In The Survey:
We have had good responses so far but need more information from those working and using services in the HIV sector on the networks they are involved in. Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V8PY7HG  The purpose is to create a resource to support networks across the HIV sector to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources.  Closing date for responses is 12 April 2012.  Please pass this on to your colleagues who you think can respond to the survey as well. For more information please contact Kirstie Henderson, Networks and Communications Officer on 0131 558 3713 or email: kirstie.henderson@hivscotland.com

Scotland’s GP’s Call For An End To Controversial ‘Fit For Work’ Tick-Box Tests (23/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwrs

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From OXFAM SCOTLAND:

Thinking About Just Banking. Conference To Be Held Edinburgh April 19th-20th:
http://digbig.com/5bfwna

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From VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION SCOTLAND:

Statement On The Limited And Concerning Results Of The 56th Session Of The UN Commission On The Status Of Women (03/04/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwnn

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From SCOTTISH COUNCIL ON DEAFNESS:

Tayside Deaf Forum protests outside Kings Cross Hospital (02/04/12):
Tayside Deaf Forum Demands Equal Access
http://digbig.com/5bfwne

Members of Tayside’s Deaf community took to the streets after claiming that their needs were being ignored by the local health authority.
Deaf Sporting Memories DVD Launch (27/03/12):
http://www.scod.org.uk//Deaf+Sporting+Memories+DVD+launch-n-223.html

DWP Publishes Consultation On Detailed Benefit Rules (26/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwnc

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From SCOTLAND AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNITIES (SACC):

Stop The SDL – No Place For Racism In Scotland:
The Scottish Defence League (SDL) is planning to hold a march in Edinburgh on 26 May. Read on at http://www.sacc.org.uk/

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From C-CHANGE:

LATE:
[Glasgow] 10th April, 7.30pm – midnight, The Arches. Scotland’s first club night for people with learning disabilities. We can exclusively reveal that Capital FM radio DJ Garry Spence will be joining DJ Bowers to launch club LATE. Though this night is primarily aimed at people with learning disabilities, it is an inclusive night and all are welcome.  LATE is being organised by C-Change with dates-n-mates & The Arches. LATE will be event 7 as part of the C-Change 10 Year Celebration. Tickets £4. Tickets can be purchased from the dates-n-mates website (we use paypal) http://www.dates-n-mates.co.uk
Read More on The Arches Website: http://digbig.com/5bfwqd
Article In The Scottish Herald: http://digbig.com/5bfwqc
Video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRnW6VR2nhk

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From CHURCH OF SCOTLAND:

Seeing is Believing:
[Glasgow] 12th May, 1.30pm, Deeprose Theatre, Glasgow Caledonian University. Over 50 women with no income and low income have come together in Self-Reliant Groups (SRGs) in 6 communities in Glasgow. `Seeing is Believing’ is about the extraordinary capacity of women determined to change their lives for the better through self-help, solidarity and collective microenterprise. This event is for community groups, policymakers and those interested in understanding the SRG model and its potential to transform our poorest neighbourhoods in Scotland. Website http://passagefromindia.org Enquiries info@passagefromindia.org Telephone 0141 248 2905

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From CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND:

Thriving For Life: Combating Neglect Through Childhood And Beyond:
[Glasgow] 8th May. … This seminar will look at the impact of neglect at all stages of a child’s life, allowing delegates to share experiences and good practice, and to discuss the way forward with experts from across the sector. The day will focus on examining the prevalence, causes and consequences of child neglect, and look at what presently works, how good our collective response to child neglect is and whether young people get the help they need when they need it.  More info at: http://www.childreninscotland.org.uk/html/tra_tshow.php?ref=1631

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From UPDATE SCOTLAND:

Scotland’s GP’s Call For An End To Controversial Fit For Work Tick-Box Tests Carried Out By French IT Company With Immediate Effect (27/03/12):
http://www.update.org.uk/news-detail.php?id=224

Budget 2012: Tax Statements ‘Could Lead To Hate Crime’ (23/03/12):
A measure announced in this week’s budget could lead to a further increase in disability hate crime, campaigners have warned.
http://www.update.org.uk/news-detail.php?id=222

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From SCOTTISH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION:

Second Strategic Plan Laid At The Scottish Parliament (02/04/12):
The Commission has set out five Strategic Priorities for 2012 – 2016.
http://scottishhumanrights.com/news/latestnews/article/sp2news2012

Commission At United Nations In Geneva (01/04/12):
Our staff and the Chair were in Geneva in March to attend the 25th annual meeting of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) at the United Nations – read about our activities.
http://scottishhumanrights.com/news/latestnews/article/geneva2012news

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From UNDERSTANDING MODERN GOVERNMENT:

Understanding The Scottish Parliament And Government:
[Edinburgh] 15 May: http://digbig.com/5bfwrj

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From AGE SCOTLAND:

Ending Isolation Through Design:
[Edinburgh] 16 May, 11am – 3pm. Older people are invited to attend this event, organised by Age Scotland in association with Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO) and Planning Aid Scotland, whichaims to support older people in being active and valued citizens, as well as developing their engagement in how local communities are designed.
http://digbig.com/5bfwrp

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From SENSCOT:

Voluntary Code Of Practice For Social Enterprise In Scotland:
http://senscot.org/docs/TheCodeLeaflet.pdf

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From ACAS:

Mental Health Awareness for Employers:
[Glasgow] 10th May, 9.30 – 4.30pm. This training session has been developed in collaboration with Mindful Employer, experts in providing information, advice and practical support for employers on mental health issues. The session will raise your understanding about mental ill–health. We will look at some of the myths and preconceptions that exist about mental health, discuss its importance and also the impact that mental health issues can have on your workplace: http://digbig.com/5bfwrm

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From VOLUNTARY HEALTH SCOTLAND:

Review Of NHS Pharmaceutical Care Of Patients In The Community – Scotland:
[Edinburgh] 23rd April, 2.30pm, St Andrew’s House. VHS invites you to participate in the Review of NHS Pharmaceutical Care of Patients in the Community – Scotland. The Scottish Government is undertaking a review of the pharmaceutical care of patients in the community with the aim of developing a service which is a step shift away from being regarded merely as “dispensing of prescriptions” to one with its main focus as providing NHS pharmaceutical care with an increased emphasis on direct personalised care. Read on at: http://vhscotland.org.uk/events/seminar.php

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From EMPLOYABILITY SCOTLAND:

Report: The Opportunities And Challenges Of The Changing Public Services Landscape For The Third Sector In Scotland (27/03/12):
A longitudinal study – year two report
http://www.employabilityinscotland.com/thethirdsectorinscotland.aspx

Evaluation Of The Fit For Work Service Pilots (27/03/12):
This report presents the findings from the first year of the evaluation of the Fit for Work Service pilots.
http://digbig.com/5bfwmk

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From INCLUSION SCOTLAND:

“Up To The Job” Report:
The Scottish Association for Mental Health have produced a report that challenges the accuracy of assessment’s from Employment Support Allowance (ESA). The “Up to The Job?” report found that of a sample of 50 people who underwent the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) – the eligibility test for ESA – around three quarters did not feel the person carrying out the assessment understood their condition. The report also found that none of those involved who had seen the report of their assessment felt that it was an accurate. The full report is available here: http://www.samh.org.uk/media/208563/up_to_the_job_samh_esa_report.pdf

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From SCOTTISH WOMEN’S AID:

Spring Training And Events Calendar Online:
http://digbig.com/5bfwqx

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+ UK NEWS AND EVENTS

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From EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION:

Commission’s Statement On Privacy (03/04/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwmh

Commission Publishes 2012-15 Strategic Plan (27/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwrx

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From VOICE4CHANGE:

Integration Strategy Fails To Address Race Equality (19/03/12):
The Government’s integration strategy, ‘Creating the Conditions for Integration’ was published on Tuesday 21st February. It does little to address racial inequalities. We want the Government to produce, publish and put into practice a cross-government race equality strategy with clear, measurable outcomes.
http://digbig.com/5bfwsh

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From DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

Progress Report By The Ministerial Working Group On Tackling Inequalities Experienced By Gypsies And Travellers (04/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwsf

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From REFUGEE COUNCIL:

Security Firms Awarded Contracts For Housing Asylum Seekers: Our Response (23/03/12):
This week the UK Border Agency announced that they have awarded the new contracts for providing housing for asylum seekers across the UK to large security companies Serco, G4S, and Clearel.
http://digbig.com/5bfwsp

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From PINK NEWS (UK):

In Photos: Dyke March London 2012 (04/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/q6X6xwDoPQU/

Secularists Say David Cameron’s Marriage Comments May Signal ‘Betrayal’ (04/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/Zf13MGhrkjg/

David Cameron Attempts To Conciliate Christians Over Marriage Equality (03/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/VMgWtu-uZtU/

Civil Partnership Comes Into Effect In Jersey (03/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/JtJDQobMJZs/

Regulator To Assess Claim Coalition For Marriage Ad ‘Misleads’ Readers (03/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/eRqc0G07w6s/

First EU-Wide Survey On Life For Gay, Bi And Trans Citizens Opens (02/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/Yxdxt2dbIWU/

Why Can’t Gay Couples Feel Safe Enough To Hold Hands Everywhere In The UK? (01/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/muKFlLJbXcU/

Comment: Do Alternative Parenting Arrangements Work? (29/03/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/pkCVVyk5w1A/

Queer Feminist Poet And Essayist Adrienne Rich Dies Aged 82 (28/03/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/2bn-eQJGdnY/

Quakers Call For Equal Marriage In Address To The Queen (27/03/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/aIME5x7uzao/

Comment: Biased BBC Skews The Debate On LGBT Issues (27/03/12):
The BBC’s reporting on marriage equality proposals is more proof the corporation does not take LGBT issues seriously.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/uxmlQLcwhMg/

Ken Livingstone Defends Former Iranian TV Job And Homophobic Muslim Preacher (26/03/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/oYW5Oveaqo8/

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From STONEWALL:

Stonewall Mounts Largest Ever Equal Marriage Advertising Campaign (03/04/12):
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/media/current_releases/7756.asp

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From EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY FORUM:

Council Of Europe Initiative To Promote Older People’s Human Rights (04/04/12):
Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) decided to create a new drafting group (CDDH-AGE) too develop a non-binding Council of Europe instrument on the promotion of the human rights of older people.
http://www.edf.org.uk/blog/?p=17344

Traveller Sites: Planning Policy, Equality Impact Assessment And Consultation Responses (04/04/12):
In March 2012, the Government published a new planning policy for traveller sites and the final equality impact assessment for the new policy. The Government also published a summary of responses to its public consultation on the draft new planning policy for traveller sites. Access details of planning policy; equality impact assessment; and summary of consultation responses at http://www.edf.org.uk/blog/?p=17346

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From UK VISA BUREAU NEWS:

Damian Green Restates UK Immigration Promises (03/04/12):
Immigration Minister Damian Green has once again restated the Government’s intent to reduce UK immigration by introducing further policies to tackle illegal immigration.
http://digbig.com/5bfwnk

Home Secretary’s Latest UK Visa Clampdown Revealed (26/03/12):
Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce further changes to the UK immigration system in a speech to MPs today. Mrs May is expected to announce restrictions on foreign nationals remaining in the UK and, for the first time ever, the link between migration and settlement will be severed.
http://digbig.com/5bfwnj

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From DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS:

Important Changes To Employment And Support Allowance (30/03/12):
From 30 April people who are able to get back into the workplace will get Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA (C)) for a maximum of 12 months. This change will affect people in what is known as the Work Related Activity Group.
http://digbig.com/5bfwme

Mass Means-Testing Has Failed Pensioners – Webb (29/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwmf

Support To Help Lone Parents Into Work (23/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwmg

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From ABORTION RIGHTS:

Pro-Choice Protest Draws Huge Turnout:
Pro-choice supporters gathered in Bedford Square, central London, on Friday (30.03.12) to voice their opposition to the 40 Days for Life campaign which has been picketing a BPAS clinic for several weeks.
http://digbig.com/5bfwst

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From CARERS UK:

Launch Of Carewell:
Carewell has been developed with the help of carers, for carers. Throughout the site you will find useful information to help you make changes that give you more energy to care.
http://carewelluk.org

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From HOME OFFICE:

Focus On Victims To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (05/04/12):
Focusing on victims and changing the attitudes of police and partners is the key to tackling antisocial behaviour
http://digbig.com/5bfwsk

Innovative Projects Share £10m Funding (04/04/12):
Projects tackling domestic violence and child abuse among those receiving funds
http://digbig.com/5bfwsm

Britain Welcomes Brightest And Best Workers (04/04/12):
Annual limit for highly skilled workers will remain at 20,700
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/non-EEA-skilled-workers

‘Sarah’s Law’ Protects More Than 200 Children In First Year (04/04/12):
More than 200 children have been protected from potential harm
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/sarah%27s-law

CEOP Head Speaks Out On Child Protection (03/04/12):
Peter Davies says police need the right tools for the internet age
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/ceop-commsdata

Support For Victims Of Domestic Violence (02/04/12):
Help for migrants forced to flee their relationships as a result of domestic violence now available permanently
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/domestic-violence-help

Equalities Minister Promotes LGB Rights Across Europe (27/03/12):
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/council-of-europe-lgbt

Lynne Featherstone ‘Combating Discrimination’ Speech (27/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwmm

Lynne Featherstone Speech On Body Image (28/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwmn

Taxi Drivers Eligible For Enhanced Criminal Records Check (26/03/12):
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/taxi-crb-checks

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From INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS:

The Strange Xenophobic World Of Coalition Integration Policy (27/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwms

Calling The State To Account (28/03/12):
Liz Fekete examines the role and importance of grassroots monitoring groups today in Europe.
http://www.irr.org.uk/news/calling-the-state-to-account/

Children First And Foremost:
A new resource on Gypsies and Travellers written by young children.
http://www.irr.org.uk/news/children-first-and-foremost/

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From INCLUSION LONDON:

Response On Government’s Fulfilling Potential Discussion Document (03/04/12):
Inclusion London’/UKDPC’s response contains recommendations for the new cross-government disability strategy.
http://digbig.com/5bfwmr

DLA Reform And Personal Independence Payment:
Government Consultation on detailed design. Deadline 30 June 2012
http://digbig.com/5bfwmq

Inclusion London’s Deaf And Disabled Londoners’ Manifesto (27/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwmp

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From JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION:

Dilnot Commission Ignores Our Views, Say #ukcare Service Users (29/03/12):
As cross-party talks on care proceed and Whitehall teams work away on a White Paper for Social Care, many people who use care services feel detached from the decisions that affect their lives.
http://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/2012/03/dilnot-ignores-service-users-views

Caring For Our Future: What Service Users Say (28/03/12):
What do service users think about adult social care and what are their fears for the future?
http://digbig.com/5bfwmt

Budget 2012: The Missed Opportunities? #Budget2012 (26/03/12):
Now the dust has (almost) settled from the Budget, it’s worth thinking about the missed opportunities. What didn’t we see this week that would have been welcome?
http://www.jrf.org.uk/blog/2012/03/budget-2012-missed-opportunities

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From MIND:

Why The WCA Isn’t Working (02/04/12):
Following his resignation from the Government’s review panel for the Work Capability Assessment, our Chief Executive Paul Farmer blogs about the damage the process is doing to the lives of people with mental health problems.
http://digbig.com/5bfwmx

Shocking Number Of Rapes And Sexual Assaults In London’s Mental Health Trusts (27/03/12):
A Sunday Politics London investigation has shown more than 500 allegations in past four years.
http://digbig.com/5bfwmw

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From NATIONAL PENSIONERS CONVENTION:

New Evidence Shows Chancellor Broke Promise Over Age Related Tax Allowances (27/03/12):
http://npcuk.org/830

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From END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN COALITION:

More Than A Quarter Of Women Feel Unsafe On London Public Transport: Women Say They Want Action On Transport Staffing, Lighting & Policing (30/03/12):
Shocking poll results revealed as Women’s Coalition launches London election manifesto & call on candidates
http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/pages/news.html

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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From EUROPEAN WOMEN’S LOBBY:

EWL List Elements Of An Efficient EU Awareness-Raising Campaign To End Violence Against Women (29/03/12):
http://womenlobby.org/spip.php?article3328

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From EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM:

Why Is ‘The Undateables’ Unwatcheable? (04/04/12):
The UK Disabled People’s Council and the European Disability Forum explain why the TV series ‘The Undateables’ on UK Channel 4 is inappropriate.
http://www.edf-feph.org/Page_Generale.asp?DocID=13854&thebloc=29719

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From PINK NEWS (International):

MEPs Welcome First EU-Wide Gay And Transgender Experience Survey (04/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/I6pisNOqHOA/

Potential New EU Member States Told To Improve Gay And Trans Laws (02/04/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/k8TYwFas5mA/

European Parliament Stands Up For Free Movement Of LGBT Persons In EU (30/03/12):
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/xspvfvBfS-w/

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From INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION:

Gay Rights Are Human Rights: Advancing LGBT Protections At The UN (04/04/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwsn

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From OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS:

Getting To The Root Of Roma Discrimination In Europe (29/03/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwsq

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From ILGA EUROPE:

Make Your Experience Count! – The First Ever European Union LGBT Survey Launched (02/04/12):
http://digbig.com/5bfwss

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