South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Web Links for Encouraging Diversity in Museums

Diversity in Museums:

Diversify - the Museums Association campaign to diversify the museum workforce: overview, guidance, outcomes and  case studies: /www.museumsassociation.org/careers/diversify

Volunteering: 

Investors in Volunteers (accreditation standard): iiv.investinginvolunteers.org.uk/

Volunteering England – infrastructure body with sister organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland: www.volunteering.org.uk

Equalities and Human Rights Commission:

EHRC - can be found at: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/

Equality Act- the ‘easy read’ version is available at: www.equalities.gov.uk/pdf/GEO%20-%20Equality%20Act%20easy%20read%20tagged.pdf

The EHRC has also put together a ‘starter kit’ of how to get to know and understand the Act and its implications. This can be found at: www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/new-equality-act-guidance/equality-act-starter-kit/

The Citizens Advice Bureau has also put together a guide – Discrimination and your Rights,  which can be found at: www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_rights/discrimination/equality_act_2010_discrimination_and_your_rights.htm

International documents about diversity and culture

Mapping cultural diversity across the globe – a report contributing to the UNESCO debate, November 2010: www.unesco.de/fileadmin/medien/Dokumente/Kultur/U40/Mapping_Cultural_Diversity_FINAL.pdf

Young people and the universal declaration on cultural diversity, a very interesting paper entitled ‘All Different, All Unique’, can be found at: unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001345/134556e.pdf

UNESCO home page for culturehttp://en.unesco.org/themes/protecting-our-heritage-and-fostering-creativity

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal declaration of Human Rights, United Nations (1948): www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

Government Statistics

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-211026

Young people

'Hear by Right', standards for the active involvement of children and young people (specific section for Museums & Galleries): http://www.nya.org.uk/our-services/hear-right/

Disability

www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Other useful information:

CIPD factsheets – Disability and employment; Sex discrimination, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and employment; Age and employment; Race, religion and employment: www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/factsheets/