Equalities at GCVS
Equalities is one of GCVS’s core organisational values. We provide an equalities news service, regularly run equalities training events, we can provide advice through our Employers’ Advice Service, and undertake specific pieces of equalities related work.
Recent work that we have been commissioned to do includes a Mainstreaming Equalities Organisational Development Handbook, and the Equality in Scotland’s Third Sector (ES3S) website – a resource on equality and human rights for Voluntary Sector organisations in Scotland.
Our recent Connecting Equalities project supported both public sector agencies and third sector organisations in Glasgow to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and, in particular, the public sector equality duties. There was a specific focus on building relations and support between the third sector and public sector in order to improve understanding, dialogue, transparency and practice, particularly around the collection of equalities monitoring information and equality impact assessments.
Current GCVS work in relation to equalities also includes:
Our Communications and Resource Worker provides a current awareness news and information sharing service on equalities issues / events / training / campaigns which includes three, free, weekly newsletters:
This news service is provided on behalf of the Glasgow Equality Forum. You can subscribe to these in the form on the sidebar of this page.
Equality Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glasgow.enf
Glasgow Equality Forum (GEF) enables representatives from equality groups to meet regularly with public sector organisations in the City and provides opportunities to influence policy and service development.
The Forum is made up of representatives from the following voluntary sector networks and equality organisations:
- Glasgow Black and Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Network
- Glasgow Disability Alliance
- West of Scotland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum
- Glasgow Women’s Voluntary Sector Network
- Age Scotland
- LGBT Youth Scotland
- Faith in Community Scotland
- Scottish Refugee Council
and from the following public sector bodies: