Free Online Event ‘Spotlight on Business and Human Rights’ Tues 15 June 10am-12.30pm

Scrutiny’ – relevant to so much in public services around human rights issues, domestically and internationally.

New human rights law in Scotland, public spending and procurement and supply chains, tackling corruption, and how the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights can help promote transparency, accountability and scrutiny.

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These are all on the agenda for this important free online event on Tuesday 15 June ‘Spotlight on Business and Human Rights – Transparency, Accountability & Scrutiny’ – relevant to so much in public services around human rights issues, domestically and internationally.

Please do attend, if of interest, and/or pass details on to all you think may be interested. Full info, including a leaflet if of use, and registration link are here https://unison-scotland.org/free-online-business-human-rights-event-tues-15-june/

The direct registration link is here on Eventbrite.

The event is organised by the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland and supported by UNISON. Peter Hunter, Head of Organising, will be chairing and Gemma Freedman, from our International Unit in London, will be speaking on campaigning at UK level for a human rights due diligence ‘Failure to Prevent’ law. (More on this here https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2021/05/unison-demands-human-rights-due-diligence-law-for-supply-chains )

Show Racism the red card

EQUALITY TRAINING
We have worked with 580 adults across Scotland as part of inclusive digital workplace sessions. These workshops have ranged from introductions to identifying the many forms racism can take in the workplace, to more intermediate level sessions on intersectionality and challenging structural systems of oppression.
FOOTBALL ACADEMIES
With at least three incidents of racist abuse reported by Scottish football clubs in the past month, the rise in social media abuse highlights the ease of which anonymous individuals can target people for their ethnicity, religion or nationality without fear of repercussions. We are thrilled to be working with Livingston captain Marvin Bartley on upcoming educational films on online abuse and taking the knee.
For a little Monday morning lift… we received a donation just before Christmas. A pupil from a school in Edinburgh we had visited asked his friends to, instead of giving him birthday money this year, to donate to Show Racism the Red Card. Read the full story here.
  HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
With more than 2,200 incidents of racist bullying recorded over the last three years – representing just those that have been reported and recorded – the demand for anti-racist educational support is as high as it’s ever been.   We want to help. We are working with young people and teachers over Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. Last year following our workshops, 81% of participants indicated they were more confident identifying and challenging racism.   Help us to share our Creative Competition to schools and councils – this is a great, free initiative that teachers can use to introduce anti-racism while learning-from-home. The deadline is 7th May 2021.
Creative Competition 2021
We also have an exciting opportunity to join our team on an initial 21hrs per week contract. As a charity, we don’t have an ad budget therefore we rely on our supporters to share this across their relevant networks. We would be truly grateful if you could help us promote this new role.