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some more of this month’s news and forthcoming events

January 26, 2015

A selection of news from the 23rd 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=5089 )
For a list of forthcoming events have a look at the Events Diary

NEWS AND EVENTS  Updates : 23rd January 2015

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From SHAKTI WOMEN’S AID

2015 ‘Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children & Young People’ Training Sessions:
http://digbig.com/5bkqnb

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From GLASGOW WOMEN’S LIBRARY and ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND

7th March, GLASGOW, 2pm
March Of Women
On the eve of International Women’s Day, we will march from Glasgow Women’s Library to Glasgow Green as a procession to celebrate the achievements of Scottish women from past and present. This is a public art event and everyone is welcome to join us and take part. Find out more about March of Women here:
http://womenslibrary.org.uk/discover-our-projects/march-of-women/
https://www.facebook.com/events/988474134514911/

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From GLASGOW COUNCIL FOR THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR

Employer’s Advice support for organisations working with children, young people and their families (15/01/15)
Everyone’s Children is offering a limited number of free or reduced one year subscriptions, or one off human resource consultancies, to smaller organisations working with children, young people and their families who employ their own staff – or are about to do so, in Glasgow.
http://www.gcvs.org.uk/employers-advice-support-for-organisatons-working-with-children-young-people-and-their-families/

Raising Awareness of Children’s Rights in the City – Virtual Consultation 2015
http://www.gcvs.org.uk/glasgows-children-and-young-people-virtual-consultation-2015/

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From SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES INSIGHT INSTITUTE

Children’s Rights, Social Justice and Social Identities in Scotland
http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Programmes201314/ChildrensRights.aspx

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From BEMIS SCOTLAND

24th March, GLASGOW, 9.30am – 1pm
Women in Employment: Advancing Equal Opportunities
This free conference, featuring a range of guest speakers and workshops, will discuss and explore issues regarding equality and quality of access to employment in Scotland for women. For more information and to register your interest please go to www.bemis.org.uk/events or email events@bemis.org.uk This conference is brought to you by BEMIS Scotland in partnership with STUC, Scottish Refugee Council, Scottish Women’s Convention and GRAMNet.

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From RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND

18th February, GLASGOW, 2pm – 4pm
Rape Crisis Seminar: “Supporting LGBTI Survivors Of Sexual Violence”
Discuss and Hear from professionals about what Survivors expect from services and best practice approaches. Key note speakers: LGBT Youth: Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Policy and Research Manager; Scottish Transgender Alliance: James Morton, Manager; LGBT Centre for Health and Well Being: Stephen McCabe, Helpline Coordinator; Rape Crisis Scotland: Sandie Barton, National Co-ordinator. Free event
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-lgbti-survivors-of-sexual-violence-tickets-15405396957


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From PINK NEWS

SNP to host UK’s ‘largest ever’ LGBT conference (21/01/15)
The Scottish National Party (SNP) is set to host what it calls the UK’s “largest ever” LGBT conference hosted by a political party.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Pinknews/~3/PFwT0ozBPy4/

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From SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Justice Committee invites views on proposals to tackle human trafficking and exploitation (15/01/15)
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/newsandmediacentre/85628.aspx

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From BARNARDOS

Scheme To Help Prisoners’ Families Hailed A Success
(19/01/15)
There’s hope on the horizon for the 200,000 UK children with a parent in prison following the success of two-year pilot scheme to improve the lives of families of prisoners.
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/news/media_centre/press_releases.htm?ref=101615

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From HOME OFFICE

Ending Gang Violence: £400k To Tackle Sexual Exploitation
Young people’s advocates tackling gang-related sexual exploitation have received Home Office funding to continue for an extra 12 months.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ending-gang-violence-400k-to-tackle-sexual-exploitation

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From WOMEN’S VIEWS ON NEWS

Call For ‘News Media’ To Look At Their Role (21/01/15)
With the promising reports that the Sun may be changing its policy of showing topless models on Page Three, feminist campaigns movement Object is calling on the other ‘Red Tops‘ to follow suit and for News Corp to review its wider role as a major distributer of online pornography.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WomensViewsOnNews/~3/ZOTNjc70RiI/

New EU Rules To Help Victims Of Domestic Abuse (16/01/15)
Victims of violence, especially those who have suffered domestic abuse or stalking, will be guaranteed better protection in any state which is a member of the European Union now, due to new rules which entered into force on 11 January.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WomensViewsOnNews/~3/h0EqioJj4a8/

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From DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT

Transport Minister Vows To Improve Safety For Women On Transport (20/01/15)
http://digbig.com/5bkqqd

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And lots more news in the Equality Updates Newsletter 26th January 2015: http://eepurl.com/bchgk

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