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..
ILM Mainstreaming Equalities
Organisational Development Programme
This Institute of Leadership and Management endorsed training course is designed for Voluntary Sector organisations.
The course is jointly hosted by GCVS and CRER, and takes place over four dates at the Albany Learning and Conference Centre in Glasgow.
Monday 11th August 2014
Monday 15th September 2014
Monday 6th October 2014
Tuesday 4th November 2014
All sessions from 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Book now to ensure your place!
- Build capacity to embed equality in everything your organisation does
- Understand legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010
- Share equalities knowledge and experience with Voluntary Sector colleagues
Joint statement for a strong Intergroup on anti-racism in the European Parliament
As the first plenary session of the new European Parliament takes place this week, the European Network Against Racism and 95 European and national civil society organisations issue a joint statement calling on MEPs and political groups to establish a strong intergroup on anti-racism in the European Parliament.
Joint statement: Strengthening the European Parliament’s capacity to act against racism: MEPs must coordinate their efforts.
The European Parliament is the only directly elected European Union (EU) body and one of the largest democratic assemblies in the world. It represents the people of the EU. The European Parliament co-adopts EU laws together with representatives of the Member States.
The progression of far-right parties and parties propagating xenophobic and racist ideas in the 22-25 May 2014 Elections
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. Some of this is down to structural discrimination in the labour market and some to racial discrimination by employers.