Councils pledge to tackle discrimination against Gypsy/Travellers

Scotland’s Council leaders met with Gypsy Travellers to hear about the difficulties they face in their daily lives.

Many Gypsy Travellers’ economic and social rights including the right to an adequate standard of housing and education are infringed upon often, and they face frequent discrimination.

All 32 Council Leaders unanimously approved work to develop a national action plan with the Scottish Government to drive progress and pledged to work with other public bodies to ensure that Gypsy Travellers receive equal access to essential services. This will include more and better permanent sites across Scotland.

You can read more about this announcement here.

 

 

 

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