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January news updates

January 20, 2015

A selection of news from the 16th January issue of Glasgow’s Equality Updates (to read the full newsletter go to the Glasgow Equality Forum website http://enf.org.uk/blog/?p=5087)

NEWS AND EVENTS : 16th January 2015

From GLASGOW COUNCIL FOR THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR

Parents Demand Inquiry Into Delivery Of Free Childcare Policy
A group of parents from Glasgow, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian have called for an independent inquiry into the delivery of the Scottish Government’s free childcare policy due to difficulties they have experienced in accessing funding for places for their children.
http://www.gcvs.org.uk/parents-demand-inquiry-into-delivery-of-free-childcare-policy/

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From SCOTTISH TRANSGENDER ALLIANCE

I Can Wake Up As Male Or Female. Or Neither: Young Scot Raises Awareness Of Non-Binary Gender Identity (12/01/15)
By Jenny Morrison of The Sunday Mail
http://digbig.com/5bkqhh

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From SCOTTISH WOMEN’S AID

26th March, EDINBURGH
SWA Conference 2015: Violence Against Women: a Human Rights Violation
http://www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk/training-events/conference

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From RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND

Sexual Violence against women aged 60 and over: research study (12/01/15)
http://digbig.com/5bkqkq

Rape Crisis Scotland working towards LGBT Chart Mark (12/01/15)
www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/news/rape-crisis-scotland-working-towards-lgbt-chart-mark/


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From SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL

5 – 9 May, GLASGOW
26 – 30 May, EDINBURGH
‘Rites’ created by Cora Bissett and Yusra Warsama
Rites is a powerful and provocative new production exploring the deep-rooted cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

http://digbig.com/5bkqjx Glasgow
http://digbig.com/5bkqjy Edinburgh

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From HIV SCOTLAND

21st February, GLASGOW
Positive Persons’ Forum
The Forum brings people with HIV in Scotland together to set the agenda for change in Scotland on HIV issues and inspire one another, uniting our voices so they’re heard right across the country by decision makers and service providers. It’s a free event for everyone living with HIV, and a fantastic way to share your views, experiences and priorities for what must change in Scotland to make sure the needs of people living with HIV are met. There will be lots of time for debate and discussion this year, and sessions will include: Workshop on disclosing HIV status; Short presentations on HIV and criminal law; an update on HIV treatment and cure developments; HIV and sex education; and patient rights and responsibilities; My Patient Pathway: a workshop looking at developing the ideal pathway and services for people with HIV. Places are free but limited, so book your free place now using the button below. Support with travel and childcare costs can be provided.
http://www.hivscotland.com/news-and-events/latest-news/article/positive-persons-forum/

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From DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION & SKILLS

Majority of UK believe childcare should be shared equally between couples (13/01/15)
http://digbig.com/5bkqhj

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From PINK NEWS

Domestic violence helpline facing closure (15/01/15)
LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow’s helpline may close after failing to secure government funding.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/sF1CZ1bMGug/

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From WORKING FAMILIES

Off Balance: Parents Of Disabled Children And Paid Work (13/01/15)
www.workingfamilies.org.uk/news/off-balance-parents-of-disabled-children-and-paid-work/

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From OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS HUB

Progress of the World’s Women 2015: Are we there yet? (13/01/15)
http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/progress-of-the-worlds-women-2015-are-we-there-yet/

The Family Agenda: Promoting Traditional Values in the Human Rights Council (08/01/15)
http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/the-family-agenda-promoting-traditional-values-in-the-human-rights-council/

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From SURREY AND BORDERS PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

E-Learning Course Launched On Caring For Gender Nonconforming People
http://www.sabp.nhs.uk/news/elearning

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From WOMEN ON BOARDS

40:40:20 Campaign: 80% of women support gender targets for Public Sector Boards and Committees
http://www.womenonboards.co.uk/news/40-40-20-campaign/

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From REFUGEE COUNCIL

Male guards watch Yarl’s Wood women shower
(14/01/15)
Explosive new report published
http://digbig.com/5bkqke

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From PLAN UK

Because I’m A Girl Campaign
Be part of the world’s biggest campaign for girls’ rights: Help us to ensure that all girls can live safe from violence, go to school, marry who they want, when they want and have their voices heard: See more at:
http://www.plan-uk.org/because-i-am-a-girl/

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