CEMVO Scotland are pleased to announce our new 4 year programme (EM)powering Women funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The official launch will be coming soon! +++ CEMVO Scotland has supported EM organisations to secure Over £3M from the Climate Challenge Fund , creating over 30 employment opportunities and 26 new funded projects +++ CEMVO Scotland has supported 4 young people and 2 groups to secure £38k in funding to help start up and grow their social enterprises +++ 24 organisations provided with mainstreaming race equality consultancy advice/support +++ Mainstreaming support lead to new policies and procedures for carrying the Kirpan in court

EQIA support:  Case Study – Scottish Court Service

(one of the first full equality impact assessments carried out by a public body in Scotland involving a sustained approach to community engagement and leading to real change)








Background:  as a result of a meeting between CEMVO and SCS to discuss progress on mainstreaming race equality, the issue of Sikhs entering courts in Scotland whilst in possession of the Kirpan was identified as an unresolved concern. It was agreed that the impact of the current Security policy on members of the Sikh community needed to be fully assessed.  

 Outcome:  at the end of the process, a formal ceremony with the Sikh community was held in Parliament Hall, Edinburgh where the Lord President formally ‘signed off’ innovative new policy and procedures.

Contact Info

Cemvo Scotland

Lancefield House
1st Floor, 95 - 107 Lancefield Street
Glasgow, G3 8HZ

Tel: 0141 248 4830
Fax: 0141 221 4439

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