The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights key mission is to: Protect, enhance and promote the rights of ethnic minority communities across all areas of life in Scotland; and to empower ethnic minority communities to strengthen their social, economic and political capital, especially those at greatest risk of disadvantage. CRER takes a rights based approach, promoting relevant international, regional and national human rights and equality conventions and legislation.
Aims and Objectives
CRER works to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and to promote racial justice across Scotland. We do this by working to four key objectives:
Engaging with Public Sector organisations - helping to ensure that public bodies in Scotland effectively mainstream race and other areas of equality and human rights in all aspects of their policy development, strategic planning, employment and service provision functions.
Advocating for race equality and human rights - engaging with and influencing the local, national and wider agendas that impact upon race and other equality and human rights issues, including through evidence based policy, research and sharing good practice.
Supporting ethnic minority communities to secure and enjoy their rights across all areas of life - empowering and acting as a channel for the voices and aspirations of ethnic minority communities in Scotland.
Promoting race and rights education in the wider community - undertaking a range of activities (including training as appropriate) and enlisting widespread public support for anti-racism, community cohesion and the protection of human rights.