Anti-Sectarian Digital Portal Launched
Children, young people and adults are better informed about local educational provision, advice and guidance on sectarianism.
A new web portal has been launched to help challenge sectarianism in Scotland. Created by YouthLink Scotland with input from a range of anti-sectarian organisations and projects (including Youth Scotland's Stand Up To Sectarianism project) the Action on Sectarianism portal will provide information to the general public and will be a central tool for those working in this area to work collaboratively towards the shared goal of eradicating sectarian behaviour and attitudes from Scottish society.
It will act as a one stop shop to share the best resources, marketing and educational initiatives from across Scotland. The website will provide separate channels for children, young people and adults as we know that different age groups face different challenges and access information in different ways. There will also be a secure section of the site where community activists, academics and practitioners can share resources and best practice.
Chief Executive of YouthLink Scotland, Jim Sweeney said:
"So often we think of sectarianism in Scotland as a 'west coast' problem hidden under the banner of football but sectarian behaviour can be present anywhere in the country. This new website is a great chance to share information about projects, events and resources that bring communities together. The more we pull together the best of work being done in Scotland, the better chance we have to banish bigotry for good."
Commenting on the launch of the new website, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Community Safety (image) said:
"We are committed to the creation of a modern, sectarian-free Scotland - A Scotland which is not weighed down by the prejudices of the past. Fantastic work is being carried out across the country to tackle the root causes of sectarianism in communities. Youthlink Scotland's creative website provides another tool to challenge outdated attitudes by providing information in an interesting and accessible way."
Visit the Action on Sectarianism portal.