Civil Participation, Civic Engagement & Beyond. DAVID E WATTERS Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let’s stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another. – Anne Raver Over the course of this series of articles,… Continue reading STRONGER TOGETHER PART 2
Diversity Heroes shortlisted for UK’s Largest Diversity Awards Charities and Role Models from across the UK will gather at the breathtaking Anglican Cathedral on September 18th 2015 for The National Diversity Awards. The Best of British Diversity will flock to Liverpool to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing… Continue reading The National Diversity Awards Announce 2015 Shortlist
Bavarian Alps 20th – 24th July 2015 TWENTY FIVE young people are reaching new heights in their fundraising efforts this month – by hiking across the Wetterstein Mountains in Bavarian Alps. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association’s Hiking Club is fundraising for The Royal British Legion by sending 20 hikers on the five-day expedition. Working alongside… Continue reading Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Charity Hike for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Collins English Dictionary describes ‘inclusivity’ as “the fact or policy of not excluding members or participants on the grounds of gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, etc.” Over the last four years, we have heard many refer to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans+ (LGBT+) community as the ‘gay’ community. Although gay is an accurate… Continue reading Why Proud2Be is not a ‘gay’ organisation
Working for an organisation set up to help our boys and young men seems to elicit the strangest of responses. People often make assumptions about our purpose. They may think we are fanatical about men’s rights or are pushing a “pro-male” agenda. If we mention the m-word, “masculinity“, they expect special pleading about how hard… Continue reading Is Finding Equality Just as Difficult for Boys in the Current Climate?
There are thousands of dyslexic children crying themselves to sleep unesessariy in the UK every night. Innocent children whos heads should be full of ideas and high aspirations, instead they are full of dread! It makes my blood boil hearing from parents who are utterly frustrated and lost as to how to get their children… Continue reading When will they get it right?…..
Hi, I’m Megan, and I’m the project intern for I Am Me Scotland! I Am Me Scotland is a Renfrewshire community group founded to tackle and raise awareness of disability hate crime. Disability hate crimes are among the most underreported hate crimes, with 97% suspected of going unreported. The project has two key initiatives; I… Continue reading Working as an Intern for I Am Me
It is exactly twelve weeks since I had the inspiring experience of being a winner at the 2014 National Diversity Awards in London. I met so many beautiful and amazing people that night. It made me realize that those of us who care about celebrating diversity ,about helping those for whom the playing field of… Continue reading Dilys Price , Director -Touch Trust
Seeking asylum is not a crime but a fundamental human right as enshrined in the United Nations Human Rights Convention 1951 Charter (UNHCR) that guarantees the rights of every individual everywhere. Gradually, this basic human right to safety is becoming elusive to anyone fleeing persecution of any sort that qualifies them as a refugee under… Continue reading Where Is Justice And Equality For LGBT Asylum Seekers In The UK?
My profound gratitude to the National Diversity Awards Group for awarding me the winner of the Positive Role Model for LGBT National Diversity Awards 2014. Even as an asylum seeker, the NDA recognised my hard work and relentless activism for equality and human rights especially around the plights of LGBT asylum seekers in the UK.… Continue reading A true recognition and celebration of diverse heroes and heroines in our community!