'I Will Be Heard' - engaging diverse communities in the Truth Project

11 April, 2018 - 14:02
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recently met with Bristol’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community leaders to raise awareness of the Truth Project. Voscur representatives from BME Voice and Influence and the Bristol Sexual Violence Support Consortium attended....

Research: Diversity And Discrimination in The Charity Sector

27 March, 2018 - 15:08
The charity sector can be perceived as being caring and inclusive, but just how well are we doing at maintaining this? CharityJob’s latest research paper seeks to investigate diversity and discrimination in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular focus on recruitment and the workplace....

Legal system ‘failing’ women and in need of reform, says Fawcett in landmark sex discrimination law review

23 January, 2018 - 10:51
A ground-breaking report released by the Fawcett Society concludes that our legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform. The report, which is the conclusion of the Fawcett Society’s Sex Discrimination Law Review (SDLR) Panel, also found that violence against women and girls is ‘...

Changes to the automatic disqualification law could affect your leadership team: make sure you’re prepared

17 January, 2018 - 14:46
From 1 August 2018, changes to the law will put greater restrictions on who can run a charity. The Government has published new guidance to help individuals (such as...

Bristol secures funding to celebrate 100 years of votes for women

10 January, 2018 - 11:50
Bristol is one of 7 areas across England which will benefit from a share of £1.2 million to fund projects in 2018 to mark 100 years since women were first allowed to vote.
 
Bristol’s strong history of activism has helped secure £173,056 from the ‘Centenary Cities’...

Diversity the big challenge for participation says NCVO

8 January, 2018 - 15:31

People in the UK remain willing to become involved in society but attracting people from more diverse backgrounds remains a challenge, says a new report from NCVO.

The report,...


Voscur's response to Bristol City Council's budget consultation

18 December, 2017 - 17:24

 

To deliver on citizens’ high hopes during tough times, working more effectively with local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) is a smart place to start. Voscur’s submission to...


Anti-bullying week: we must work together to promote equality and respect for difference

15 November, 2017 - 10:46
 
This week (13 – 17 November) is Anti-Bullying week. Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and supported by SafeToNet, this week is designed to shine a spotlight on bullying and to...

Stepping Up - boosting BAME leadership in Bristol

13 November, 2017 - 12:15
 
The City Office has launched a 6-month positive action programme aimed at improving the representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees in senior leadership roles within Bristol and the wider area.
 
The “Stepping Up” programme has been designed...

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