Our partners have provided research, action plans, policy documents and teacher resources to encourage action against discrimination, hate crime and prejudice.
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Approaches to violence prevention have also developed apace over the same period, with increasing acknowledgement of some of the structural inequalities and inequities that shape meanings and experiences of violence. However, there is still work to be done. Whilst many neighbourhoods in Scotland have experienced an overall decline in crime, particular neighbourhoods and communities remain disproportionately affected.
This report seeks to consolidate existing research knowledge about violence in Scotland, broadly defined, drawing on a range of quantitative and qualitative sources. It is not a systematic review; rather it presents a more selective and convenience sampling approach to research that reflects key trends in both research and patterns of the phenomenon under review. The aim is to provide an accessible document that brings together relevant information about the state of violence and violence research, focusing on Scotland, but reflecting wider developments in understanding as a means to inform future research priorities.
The Scottish Government commissioned the report but has not exercised editorial control over the contents. The views expressed are entirely those of the authors.
A report on what matters most to young disabled people (aged 16-30) and their experiences and thoughts on youth activism and what issues they want to take action on in terms of their own activism.
Speak Up is a young person’s guide to intervening in a hate crime situation.
This resource is intended to help young people intervene in situations where someone is the target of hate behaviour. It introduces our approach to being an Active Bystander.
It is aimed at 11-16 year olds but could be used as a training tool for peer educators and youth workers.
This progress report provides an update on work by Scottish Government statisticians and Police Scotland to review the availability of information on hate crime recorded by the police in Scotland.
YouthLink Scotland facilitated focus groups for young people to share their views on the Scottish Government's proposals for changes to Hate Crime legislation. This report comprises their responses.
The state of equality and human rights 2018.
This is the most comprehensive review of how Scotland is performing on equality and human rights.
It looks across all areas of life, including: education, work, living standards, health, justice and security and participation in society.
It provides a complete picture of people’s life chances in Scotland today.
This is the Scottish supplement to our report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, Is Britain Fairer? (2018).
This report provides a background to Citadel Youth Centre's Inclusion Project delivered from August 2017-June 2018. It has been designed to be a resource for good practice for practitioners wishing to increase their awareness and introduce cultural inclusiveness in their practice.
Four Activity Based Lessons with an introduction, index, lesson plans and appendices (including Curriculum for Excellence Experiences & Outcomes) http://www.nohatespeechmovement.org/
The educational resources of the Council of Europe youth sector are useful in addressing the issues raised when combating hate speech with young people.
They provide concrete ideas and practical activities based on human rights education and youth participation.
It is advised that this resource pack is ideal for an S2/S3 audience although by no means restricted to these stage groups.
Extreme Dialogue is a series of interactive educational resources for teachers, youth workers and others working with young people, centred on compelling films telling the first-hand stories of former extremists and survivors of extremism from across Europe and Canada (http://extremedialogue.org/).
This pack contains a suggested list of activities from the Extreme Dialogue Resource. Two specific stories (Adam and Billy) have been identified as useful in helping to combat radicalisation and extremism through education in Scotland. These two stories have been broken down into two lessons each to meet a standard fifty-minute secondary school period.
Many schools in Scotland are Rights Respecting Schools (https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/) The following sessions are a useful way for pupils to further their understanding of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in an interactive and active way. However, sessions can also be delivered out with this programme.
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