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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 June  |  SEC, Glasgow  |  #SCVOGathering

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What does a human rights and equalities first approach look like?

THRE - Third Sector Human Rights and Equalities

Wednesday 15 June
Time slot
This event took place about 2 months ago
Wheelchair accessible
Aer Nicholson Clasby
Equality, diversity & human rights Leadership Learning & development
Who was the event aimed at?


Who spoke at this event?
Aer Nicholson Clasby – THRE Project Manager (GCVS)

Alice Tucker - THRE East of Scotland lead (EVOC)

Leah Ganley - THRE North of Scotland lead (HTSI)
Event summary and materials

What was covered in your sessions?

In the session, we looked at what human rights and equalities are, what at THRE we mean by taking a human rights and equalities first approach and some ways organisations can do this.

We heard from two inspiring speakers about their organisation’s work doing this - Zaffir Hakim from Engage Renfewshire and Lori Hughes from PKAVS.

There was then an interactive session with the audience thinking about human rights and equalities and discussing what they do well, what they would like to improve at their organisation and what help or support they would like from THRE

Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?

There was a strong feeling that support for organisations around human rights and equalities was wanted and needed in the sector. Lots of suggestions were provided on the feedback cards for the types of support and course they would like THRE to provide which we are feeding into our development process.

How people can find out more or get involved in your work?

Visit Contact us at or call 0141 332 2444 and ask to speak to a member of the THRE team.

THRE at The Gathering.pdf (910 KB) Download

The Gathering 2022 was sponsored by

Keegan & Pennykid

Supported by Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Convention Bureau