Equality and human rights events and resources for Guernsey.
Children’s Rights in Guernsey
It is a very exciting time for children and young peoples rights in Guernsey. Every States school is being supported by the Children and Young Peoples Plan and UNICEF on their journey to becoming a Rights Respected School.
Children are learning about The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the moment, the next step will be to involve children, teachers and parents or carers in developing or maintaining a school community based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation; this includes learning and teaching in a way that respects the rights of both educators and learners and promotes wellbeing.
To find out more about The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Rights Respected in Schools Award visit https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/ or join us at our event on May 13th at 9.15 to find out more.
Guest Worker Rights in Guernsey
This short survey has been put together by Citizens Advice Guernsey and the Equality Working Group in preparation for a series of workshops on equalities this spring.
It would be a great help if you could kindly take a few minutes to complete the survey. The survey is completely anonymous, we do not ask for your name or employer and your answers will help us understand whether and what we need to do to improve working conditions.
The closing date will be May 12th.
What are human rights?
Human rights are based on the principle of respect for the individual. Their fundamental assumption is that each person is a moral and rational being who deserves to be treated with dignity. They are called human rights because they are universal. Whereas nations or specialised groups enjoy specific rights that apply only to them, human rights apply to everyone.
Supported by The Committee for Employment and Social Security
“We are pleased to have instigated this initiative as we want Guernsey to be a more equal and inclusive society and this starts with education and awareness.”
This is just the beginning
The States of Guernsey is preparing to introduce equality and non-discrimination legislation. This builds on the Prevention of Discrimination (Enabling Provisions) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2004 and the Human Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000. The Human Rights law reflects the European Convention on Human Rights, giving islanders protection of human rights that are recognised in around the world, and requires all public bodies to act in a way that’s consistent with those rights.
How can you be involved?
The next step will be to consult with everyone in the community about the developing anti discrimination legislation, you will be able to find out more about the consultation once it goes live here.
If you would like support to engage in the consultation or require further information please contact us at email@example.com
This project has been made possible by the generous support of our Sponsors and Partners without whose collaboration we would not have been able to #starttheconversation.