The final report of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission was published on 30 September with an online event featuring some of the Commissioners, representatives from public bodies in the city and citizens of  Edinburgh who contributed to the research. Read the full report by following the link https://edinburghpovertycommission.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20200930_EPC_FinalReport_AJustCapital.pdf

The Equalities and Human Rights Committee have two new call for views

The Parliament is in its last year of the session before elections take place. Please take the opportunity to share your views. The Equalities and Human Rights Committee have two new call for views.   United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) The Committee has launched an inquiry into United Nations …

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Police Scotland have issued the following message in response to the concerns raised by disability communities and organisations regarding Covid-19. Message from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie – 27 July 2020 Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and protecting all our communities. We understand that daily life adhering to coronavirus (COVID-19 guidelines continues …

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4 Conversations Blog – Helen Lowe (Volunteer Project Assistant)

Four Conversations On Thursday the 20th of February, EaRN hosted a discussion event which invited speakers from communities that still face discrimination in society to share their perspective on the issues of prejudice and marginalization. The morning began with reflections from three speakers (Zara Todd –consultant on disability rights, Mahrukh Shaukat – AMINA Muslim Women’s …

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Active Inquiry’s “Home” Project

In this article, our volunteer Equalities Ambassador Esther tells us about her experience of theatre as a tool for exploring important social issues. This article has also appeared on the Active Inquiry website. I first became aware of Active Inquiry early in 2019. A quick look at their website revealed two aspects of the company …

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