Enquire - the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning
Interview with Chantelle, a member of the project, discussing what the issues are for young Gypsy/Travellers attending school. Click here to read the blog.
Report: Discrimination and On-Line Media
This report details the findings of our pilot media audit which has focused on on-line media in Scotland, and has also provided the members of Article 12 in Scotland's Young Gypsy Travellers' Lives project Steering Group with new skills [a key objective of the project being the 'skilling-up' and empowerment of young Gypsy/Travellers in order to enable them to have their own voices heard by governments, professionals and wider society in general]. This pilot audit has been extremely useful in not only highlighting negative media reporting, but also in allowing us to refine our search lists and criteria before our more in-depth annual audits which will take place over the next 3 years. Click here to download a copy.
WHAT A VOICE The What a Voice exhibition is now available in PDF format. Click here to download a copy (it's a big file so be patient!) Please note: the Article 12 watermark is only on the PDF version. If you would like to host the exhibition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability. There is no charge to host but we do require you meet any transportation costs.
This video runs along side an exhibition of Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Life. . The exhibition is currently on tour across Scotland. We also have 'mini' versions of the exhibition - A1 sized boards which contain the same information as the large version. If you would like to host the smaller version please contact: email@example.com
UK Government submission to the 2nd Universal Periodic Review of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Every four years the UK’s overall human rights record is considered by the other countries which are members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in a process called Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
UPR is based on the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all UN human rights conventions which the UK has signed up to. The UK was last reviewed in 2012. The government (State) is required to submit a full report and other interested stakeholders are invited to submit what is known as ‘shadow’ or stakeholder submissions. Click here to download the government's submission and click here to read our stakeholder submission.
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YGTL are delighted to announce that Jess Smith, Author, Storyteller and Ballad Singer has agreed to become patron of our project. Click here to read more about Jess and her work.
Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2010 (published 2011)
The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey tracks the views of people in Scotland on a range of social, moral and political issues. Every year, around 1,500 people are interviewed on a wide range of different topics. Many of the questions in the 2010 survey were asked in the 2002 and 2006 survey, including questions relating to the Gypsy/Traveller community.
The following highlights findings of the 2010 survey relating to discrimination and prejudice towards Gypsy/Travellers.
* Discriminatory attitudes were particularly common in relation to Gypsy/Travellers. For example, 37% of respondents said they would be unhappy with a close family member forming a relationship with a Gypsy/Traveller.
* Respondents were asked how suitable or unsuitable different kinds of people would be for the job of primary school teacher. 47% considered Gypsy/Travellers unsuitable.
Are attitudes changing?
No. At 47%, the proportion that believes that a Gypsy/Traveller would be unsuitable as a primary school teacher is much the same as the 48% who held that view in 2006. Meanwhile the proportion who say they would be unhappy if a close relative entered into a long-term relationship with a Gypsy/Traveller is unchanged at 37%.
In association with the Scottish Traveller Education Programme and Respect Me we have produced an anti-bullying information and advice guide for Travelling children and young people, and their parents and educators. Click here to download a copy.