Introduction

EMAS provides training sessions to voluntary and public sector organisations, with a particular focus on anti-sectarianism within the hate crime and equality frameworks – i.e. within religion and race.

These sessions are currently being delivered online and are available to organisations in any part of Scotland. However, please get in touch if there are barriers to online participation and we can explore alternative options with you.

Main Aims of Project

The project aims to:

  • increase awareness and understanding of mainstreaming anti-sectarianism within the equality framework or hate crime framework in voluntary and public sector organisations;

  • design a web app version of the mainstreaming anti-sectarianism training so that organisations have a wider range of learning methods available to them.

Target Audience

Voluntary and public sector organisations.

What We Do

Our hate crime training will assist you and your colleagues to:

  • understand what hate crimes aggravations are, why they exist and how they operate

  • understand ways in which sectarianism manifests itself in Scotland today

  • understand how anti-sectarianism is embedded in the hate crime framework (within religion and race)

  • be equipped with specific actions you can take to: (a) identify hate crime, (b) support people affected by hate crime, (c) help build a picture of issues and trends which can be used to inform wider efforts to tackle those issues.

Our discrimination training will assist you and your colleagues to:

  • understand different types of discrimination

  • understand ways in which sectarianism manifests itself in Scotland today

  • understand how anti-sectarianism is embedded in the equality framework (within religion and race)

  • be equipped with specific actions they can take to: (a) prevent sectarianism, (b) identify and respond to sectarianism, (c) not only avoid discrimination, but also positively promote equality.

There is no cost involved for participating organisations and we would be happy to hear from you if you would like to book training or discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Further, as part of this work, we developed a case study on using the public sector equality duty as an approach to mainstreaming anti-sectarianism. This can be downloaded below and we would be happy to hear from you if you would like more information or assistance in relation to any aspect of this.

EMAS Case Study.pdf

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Further Information

For further information, please contact advice@wsrec.co.uk.