About Communications Officer
Posts by Dawid Prokop:
RES has employed an FGM Development Worker to work with communities that are affected by the practice of FGM.
Over the next 2 months will be focussing on:
- A scoping activity to identify the demography of where practicing communities reside in Sandwell.
- Setting up coffee mornings and to engage with affected communities.
The government published its White Paper presenting the future relationship the UK wants to see with the EU.
Document is available in French, Bulgarian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Welsh, Czech, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene and Spanish.
On 20th June RES took part in One World Event organised by Sandwell College. Its main aim was to celebrate cultural diversity of college learners and staff- something we embrace and relate to. It was great to see so many students and their teachers coming together, sharing their incredible talents, showing culture and traditions alongside delicious food and vibrant music.
The event was hosted by Shaida Bibi- Community Coordinator from Birmingham City Council who had the honour of introducing some special guest speakers. We had the opportunity to listen to some heart-breaking but at the same time uplifting and inspirational stories from Mindu Hornick- Holocaust Survivor and Ahmad Nawaz- survivor of Taliban attack.
As participants and guests, we thoroughly enjoyed the day at the college and were happy to assist students with their enquires about Hate Crime, Equality Act and share possibilities of volunteering with us.
We had the opportunity to attend an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush being held at Tally-Ho Birmingham on Monday 18th June 2018.
The Windrush arrival symbolizes the historical beginnings of British multiculturalism. This laid the foundation for the Equality Act 2010 as it highlighted the gaps in the British law regarding equality rights in past years.
There were charity organisations and public services from across West Midlands which took part in open public event.
The day was informative and a great opportunity for us to meet people and the remembrance of the history of the Windrush generation, as 70 years ago The HMT Empire Windrush docked at the Port of Tilbury, near London carrying 492 passengers from Jamaica.
Stephen Lawrence was a well mannered adolescent citizen of the UK with a bright future ahead of him. 25 years ago Stephen and his friend Dwayne were waiting at the bus stop for the 122 bus in London. They were interrupted by a gang of Caucasian boys on the other side of the road who shouted out offensive racist words to Stephen and his friend. Stephen then was attacked by the group and stabbed to death with a knife. The close family members and friends battled the police and UK law for justice. The process of the police investigation was full of racial prejudice and inappropriate practice that led to
(video source: Youtube/BBC)
(Source: EduCare Learning/Youtube)
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act combines nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act simplifying the law and strengthening it in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality. The Act aims to make current quality law more consistent, clearer and easier to follow in order to make society fairer. Implementation of the majority of the Equality Act began on 1st October 2010. However, a number of provisions have been deferred (dual discrimination provisions, public sector equality duty, gender pay transparency and diversity data for political parties) and it is not clear whether they will be implemented in the future or not. The Act applies to all organisations that provide a service to the public or a section of the public (service providers). It also applies to anyone who sells goods or provides facilities. It applies to all such services, whether or not a charge is made for them.
Rights & Equality Sandwell encompasses the Equality Act within every aspect of work life whether that includes dealing with cases, talking to clients, through to ensuring that the members of staff receive equal support and opportunities in their daily work life. The Equality Act helps RES to ignite and strengthen equality between different members of the community through the work that they deliver to the public as well as ensuring acceptance and belonging in the services they provide to the public.