The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, […]
Rights and Equality Sandwell is in conjunction with West Midlands Police as a Third Party Reporting Centre for victims of Hate Crime. If an individual has been subjected to Hate Crime they can report the incident by contacting RES where they would report and complete a form online describing the incident. The form that is […]
Racial Discrimination is covered by Race Relations Act 1976. This includes the areas of employment, education, dealing with authorities (e.g the Police), trying to buy or find somewhere to live and when buying or using goods or services. Discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably than another person in the same or similiar […]
A racist incident is when another individual or a group of people discriminate against someone due to their religion, culture, age, ethnicity, sexuality and disability. A racist incident could be: A physical Assault Threats Arson Neighbour disputes The use of foul language Making abusive remarks Insulting messages or emails that involve discriminative language A person doing […]
The Windrush Generation term comes after the name of the passenger liner and cruise ship “The Empire Windrush” which arrived at Tilbury on 22 June 1948, carrying 492 passengers from Jamaica. Today “the Windrush arrival” symbolise the historical beginnings of British multiculturalism and Windrush generation is referred to many of people came to England in […]
This is a third year Rights & Equality Sandwell is working in partnership with SWBCCG to host excellence in equality awards. Building on last year’s success as winner of the Voluntary and Community Faith Award with our Migrant Health project, we were again nominated as a finalist in this year’s Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector […]
Rights and Equality Sandwell (RES) organised series of Harassment and Hate Crime Trainings for SMBC Staff and other advisers to help them respond to reports of harassment and hate crime incidents and to handle cases. Permjeet Panesar CEO provided an overview of the Equality Act 2010 and Hate Crime legislation. Attendants achieved the complex insight to […]
Rights & Equality Sandwell has a vision for a more cohesive, inclusive and where everyone is safe, each can be accepted on their own terms, no-one is exploited, and all are free to pursue life, liberty and happiness, for themselves and their communities.