Washington College of Law – Elderly Rights Source Database

Washington College of Law

The Elderly Rights Source Database is an on-line resource brings together a comprehensive collection of laws and policy instruments relating to the human rights of older people.

The database was put together by The Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, which is part of the Washington College of Law in The American University in Washington D.C.

Funded by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), this project has captured and made available international, regional and national policy frameworks and laws that pertain to the rights of older people.

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Runnymede’s Generation 3.0 project fictional film

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As part of Runnymede’s Generation 3.0 project, which looks at ways to end racism in a generation, Runnymede commissioned a 15 minute fictional film about racism in Greater Manchester.

Directed by Riffat Ahmed, the film tells the story of a young mixed race girl who trains to be a boxer in a predominately white working class area. The film explores the prejudice she faces, as well as her misconceptions about people and places.

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Scottish map of human rights support groups

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In September 2011, the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) launched a new website tool to help people looking for advice about human rights to find assistance in their local area.

The online map shows users where local third sector, voluntary and specialist organisations are who can offer human rights advice in subjects such as health, social care, disability rights and environmental campaigning. The map also details information on the type and level of advice the group can offer along with a full description of their activities.

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ENARgy – The European Network Against Racism’s webzine

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The June 2011 issue of ENARgy – The European Network Against Racism’s webzine – is a special edition on the International Year for People of African Descent.

The ENARgy webzine aims to stimulate debate on anti-racism and equal rights and provide an in-depth analysis on specific themes on a quarterly basis and act as a policy forum. ENARgy aims to inform readers on matters pertaining to anti-discrimination and anti-racism, with a focus on EU and national developments as well as ENAR members’ activities. The webzine intends to be a place to exchange experiences and knowledge of antiracist work.

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Online resource: The really simple guide to Humanism

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‘The really simple guide to Humanism’ is an online learning resource that has been created to help the wider public understand Humanism. The interactive website offers simple answers to the most frequently asked questions about Humanism and the opportunity for users to think about them in detail and learn more.

The British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity, working with Conway Hall, has created ‘The really simple guide to Humanism’ as part of its aims to promote the understanding of Humanism, and support and represent the non-religious.

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Runnymede film: ‘Number Games – Race Equality and the Big Society’

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Runnymede’s film, ‘Number Games – Race Equality and the Big Society’ is available to watch on the Runnymede website.

Focusing on whether the big society can be a racially just society, the documentary sees Runnymede director Rob Berkeley investigate how the people of Chicago have used community organising to fight for racial justice. The film also explores whether the British race equality movement can learn from their work when engaging with the concept of the big society.

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