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  1. LGBT Inclusive Education Implementation Group: action plan - July 2022

    The July 2022 action plan for the LGBT Inclusive Education Implementation Group.

  2. Equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025: consultation paper - easy read

    We are consulting on a plan to get better facts, figures and information about equality. The answers will help us improve our plan to have better equality evidence. The plan will be used to develop Scotland’s new equality evidence strategy from 2023 to 2025.

  3. Suicide prevention strategy and action plan drafts: consultation

    Consultation on drafts of a new suicide prevention strategy and action plan for Scotland.

  4. Improving lives of non-binary people

    Response to working group recommendations.

  5. Non-Binary Equality Working Group: report and recommendations - March 2022

    The Working Group on Non-Binary Equality was formed by the Scottish Government to consider ways to improve the lives of non-binary people. This report is the result of their work, including 35 detailed recommendations covering practical ways to make a lasting, meaningful difference.

  6. Non-Binary Equality Working Group recommendations: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government carefully considered the recommendations of the Working Group on Non-Binary Equality. This response outlines our position on each recommendation, and it will form the basis of our commitment to develop an action plan to take this work forward.

  7. Workplace adjustments: onboarding process - equality impact assessment

    This is an equality impact assessment which was done at the start of a project to improve workplace adjustments for new starts in Scottish Government.

  8. Employee passport: equality impact assessment

    This is an Equality Impact Assessment which was undertaken at the start of the project to develop and implement an Employee Passport for core Scottish Government staff. The passport provides a framework for discussing support needs with a direct link to support.

  9. Equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025: consultation paper

    We are consulting on a draft plan to improve and strengthen Scotland’s equality evidence base. The responses we receive through this consultation will help to shape this plan, which will form the basis of Scotland’s new Equality Evidence Strategy.

  10. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  11. Gender Recognition Reform Bill

    Simplifying how trans people apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate.

  12. Ending conversion practices

    Expert group to advise on ban in Scotland.

  13. Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: consultation

    The draft Bill reforms the process by which trans people gain legal recognition of their lived gender through a gender recognition certificate.

  14. Gender recognition consultation opens

    Reforms follow international best practice.

  15. Proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004

    Information on proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

  16. Pardon for gay men convicted under discriminatory laws

    Scheme opens to allow convictions to be removed from criminal records.

  17. Consultation on amending Scottish hate crime legislation: analysis of responses

    Analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on amending Scottish hate crime legislation.

  18. Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: factsheet

    Information on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

  19. Gender recognition reform

    Draft Bill to provide for full consultation.

  20. Statement on gender recognition

    Statement by Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People Shirley-Anne Somerville to the Scottish Parliament.

  21. Gender Recognition Act 2004 review

    Information on reforming the law on gender recognition.

  22. Census (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill passed

    New questions can be asked – but answering will be voluntary.

  23. Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2019

    Provides an update on progress made in promoting equality across activities and in delivering on a range of equality outcomes set in 2017.

  24. Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our public consultation, held as part of review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. We were seeking views on proposals for reform of the legal gender recognition system in Scotland.

  25. LGBTI education

    Scotland will lead the way in inclusive education.

  26. LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group: report to the Scottish Ministers

    Group's recommendations to the Scottish Ministers.

  27. Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: EQIA and incorporating CRWIA

    Assesses the potential impact of the provisions of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on protected equality characteristics, including the potential impact on children's rights and wellbeing.

  28. Equality impact assessment results: Glasgow 2018 European Championships

    Findings and recommendations of the EQIA for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and Festival 2018.

  29. Pardon for gay and bisexual men

    Bill passed to right the wrongs of historical convictions.

  30. Action on sexual harassment

    Women need confidence in reporting procedures.

  31. Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

  32. Pardon for gay men convicted under abolished laws

    Historical Sexual Offences Bill published.

  33. Equality funding: national and intermediary bodies 2017-2021

    Funding allocated to organisations who work with equalities communities in Scotland.

  34. Equality funding: Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund 2017-2021

    Funding allocated to organisations who work with equalities communities in Scotland.

  35. Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  36. Hate crime reporting encouraged

    10% decrease in racial hate crime charges brought by police.

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