Welcome to the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)
Formerly known as Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance (GARA), CRER is focussed on helping to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and in promoting racial justice across Scotland. Over the years CRER has had a key role in advocating, campaigning and influencing developments to promote racial equality. It has been effective in responding to a broad range of interests needed to make an impact upon deep rooted issues and respond to the needs of communities. CRER has experience of anti-racist work covering areas such as youth empowerment, community engagement, pioneering research as well as helping to mainstream race equality across the public sector in Scotland..
SNAP is 1 year old
SNAP was one year old on 10 December 2014 – International Human Rights Day.
Launched with a vision of a Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity, SNAP is a framework for action to address gaps in the reality of human rights in people’s everyday lives. Importantly, SNAP brings together government, the public sector, civil society and people whose human rights are directly affected, in a collaborative process of identifying what should be done, and how to do it.
When we imagine a Scotland where SNAP has achieved its goals, it looks like this:
- A society where all of us – people and organisations – are fully accountable for respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights. Where human rights are at the heart of all areas of life including health, social care, standards of living, justice, safety and more.
Human Rights Day 2014
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day. It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.
In 2014 the message from Human Rights 365 is unequivocal: the UN Human Rights Office stands by its mandate and stands with the millions of men and women globally, who risk their all for human rights.
It is as important now, as it has been at any time in recent years to declare your membership of and support for the international human rights community.
The State of the Nation 2014: Employment
The State of the Nation: Race and Racism in Scotland - Employment
Ethnicity and Employment in Scotland's Public Sector
Evidence suggests that positive interaction between people from different ethnic backgrounds erodes prejudicial attitudes and helps build cohesive and integrated communities. This interaction can take place in neighbourhoods and communities (i.e. where people live), in social and cultural arenas (where people play) and in employment (where people work).
Of these three aspects of people’s lives, achieving integration in the workplace should be the easiest. However, there is ample evidence that people from Black minority ethnic backgrounds suffer disadvantage in the labour market.