Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2023: easy read

Provides an easy read update on the progress we are making to mainstreaming equality, inclusion, and human rights as an employer and decision-maker. It also provides an update on the equality outcomes for the 2021 to 2025 reporting period.


Equality means treating people fairly and giving people the same choices and chances.

An equality outcome is work we want to see happen to treat people fairly.

Mainstreaming means making sure that equality and human rights are thought about at every stage when making decisions.

Human rights are freedoms that are protected in law.

They make sure we are treated fairly and with dignity.

This report has 3 parts:

Part 1: the Scottish Government as a policy maker

A policy is how we want to make things happen.

Part 2: the Scottish Government as an employer

Part 3: Equality outcomes


Email: Joe.Smith@gov.scot

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