Black History Month
Public declaration of anti-racism
Scotland’s universities stand united against racism: Universities Scotland has been working closely with Advance HE over recent months as it’s Steering Group on tackling racism, led by Khadija Mohammed, developed a declaration and a programme of activity to support universities and colleges to build a zero-tolerance approach to racial harassment. The project, funded by SFC, aims to develop evidence-based resources to be used by Scottish universities and colleges as they respond to the findings highlighted in the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s 2019 report 'Universities Challenged'.
CESREC (Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC)) exists and works to promote equality; fight hate crime and discrimination; foster good relations and build partnerships in the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council areas. This includes a free and confidential Support and Advice Service
CESREC also provides training for organisations on racism, hate crime and race equality. They are also a Third Party Reporting Centre, where you can anonymously report hate crimes to the Police.
Shakti Women’s Aid
Shakti Women’s Aid helps BME women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/ or other members of the household. They work closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, NHS Scotland, and other statutory and voluntary services. They also provide training and consultancy for agencies working with BME women, children, and young people. Based in Edinburgh but they have outreach staff in Stirling.
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) toolkit
The University has revised its equality impact assessment (EIA) toolkit, which will help staff to conduct EIA’s, including considering the impact of any policy or decision on people in relation to their race, nationality, ethnic or religious background.