New campaign bids to promote nightlife to disabled Scots
Stay Up Late Scotland wants to make Scotland's vibrant late-night scene more inclusive of disabled Scots
FED UP of calling time on their nights out at 9pm, campaigners want to make Scotland's vibrant late-night music scene better for those who often have to leave before the night is over because of accessibility challenges.
Women's charities and journalist boycott ‘Scottish Women’s Awards’ over lack of transparency
Scottish Women’s Awards declines to name the organisation running the event amid concerns over transparency
WOMEN’S CHARITIES and a BBC journalist nominated for awards at the Scottish Women’s Awards will not attend over a lack of transparency about the event, being held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow next month by profit-making organisers ‘Creative Oceanic’.
Could trade unions have the answer to poor mental health?
STUC members spoke to CommonSpace about collective responses to mental health ahead of their event exploring the issue
AS MENTAL HEALTH Awareness Week (14-20 May) generates discussion about the stigma associated with mental health issues, the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is calling for greater attention to the structural causes and collective solutions to poor mental health.
The STUC equality committees will host a day of discussions, workshops and information sessions on Saturday 19 May, based around the idea that ‘We’re All in This Together’.
Revealed: 6 ways that new data exposes the inequalities of Scotland's communities
Official statistics show differences in health, wellbeing, and safety linked to people’s demographics and where they live
Class, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation remain strong indicators of inequalities in issues such as health, mental wellbeing and confidence in the police in Scottish communities.
Patriarchal Tories have no vision for a United Kingdom of equals
Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis draw from research and writing on families and relationships to question Tory patriarchal politics and to examine what an equal, enabling and supportive relationship looks like
Leigh Wilson: Equality requires everyone having a voice - even the privileged non-minorities
Leigh Wilson says the world is moving backwards and progressive voices across the spectrum must find unity
FROM a historical perspective it can often appear, somewhat erroneously, that we are now living in an enlightened period of liberal sanctity.
Relativity is nonetheless crucial to judging this, and, were it not for the seismic global events of the past two years, this claim may be more convincingly substantiated. In the context of recent tectonic changes, though, it seems as if we are regressing more than we care to admit.