Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government green paper: Integrated Communities Strategy

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

We need to build the capacity of our leaders to promote and achieve integration outcomes. Do you agree?

This is from the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper (PDF), produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in March 2018.

The Green Paper invites views through public consultation on the government’s proposals to realise our vision of a society where people of all backgrounds get on with each other.

The paper proposes:

Measures to support recent migrants so that they have the information they need to integrate into society and understand British values and their rights and responsibilities
Core integration measures for national and local government to focus on
Measures to ensure that all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds.
MHCLG are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across local government, in the faith, voluntary, community and business sectors, and the general public.

The consultation will end on 5th June 2018.

Access the Government website to find out more about the consultation.

Read the Green Paper (PDF).

UNISON guidance: How to be a Good Ally to Trans People at Work

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‘Every non-trans person can be an ally for trans equality, but not
everyone feels confident doing this. It’s not complicated’.

This is from the March 2018 guidance (PDF) from UNISON on supporting trans people in the workplace.

The guidance recommends:

Speak up when there are no trans people present. Transphobia is always wrong and shouldn’t be ignored
Misgendering someone or using their previous name (sometimes called ‘deadnaming’) is hurtful and may be unlawful harassment
Try not to make assumptions. Although there aren’t many trans people (which is why allies are so important) they are all individual. There is no one way of being trans.
Read the guidance (pdf).

Scottish Human Rights Commission report: Building a Human Rights Culture in Scotland

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Human rights belong to everyone. We all have rights regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age, income, gender, country of birth or belief.

This is from the February 2018 report from the Scottish Human Rights Commission on building a human rights culture in Scotland.

The research tested and identified the impact of different types of messages on people’s attitudes towards human rights

The report finds:

Demographic groups of women and 16-24 year olds were most likely to become more supportive and engaged with human rights when exposed to key human rights messages
When talking about human rights, organisations involved in human rights secured the greatest levels of trust amongst all those surveyed, with 58% of participants saying they would trust them a great deal or fair amount.
This compares to 17% for a famous singer, actor, sportsperson or musician who is well known for caring about human rights
Different spokespeople affected the impact of messages. For example across all those surveyed, a disability rights campaigner has more impact than the Chair of the National Human Rights Institution when discussing disability rights.
Read the full report (pdf).

Stonewall: Workplace Conference London 2018 – 27 April 2018

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Date:  27 April 2018
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Location: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE
Cost: £299 (Stonewall Diversity Champions) / £399 (Non-members) excl. VAT

Stonewall invite you to their 2018 Workplace Conference in London. This conference will provide delegates the opportunity to learn best practice and network with the aim of inspiring and making change.

The conference will include workshops led by inclusion specialists on the following topics:

Trans Inclusion
Empowering role models and allies
Senior leadership
Supporting your staff
Laying the foundations
Looking beyond your organisation
Working globally
Find out more and book your place.