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Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. Each and every one of us plays a role in either contributing to or breaking down racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.

Send a message that racism is unacceptable. Download a postcard and send it to your friends.

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Tell us what you are doing to combat racism on the Let’s Fight Racism Facebook page or via Twitter using #FightRacism.

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See what actions others are taking on the Let’s Fight Racism Storify page.

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Take a stand against racism in your community. Join a group advocating for the rights of racial or other minorities in your own community and volunteer to help, including through online volunteering.

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Seek different perspectives through reading the writings of authors of other races or ethnicity. Read real life stories about overcoming racial discrimination.

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Take this quiz to test your knowledge on human rights and discrimination and to celebrate the human rights defenders who have fought for the rights of others.

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Check out the UN’s global action plan to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

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East Lothian

The East Lothian Diversity Network brings together individuals, community organisations and groups that are interested in equality and diversity issues. Everyone is welcome to join and take part in our events!

Key focuses of the Diversity Network

  • Celebration: celebrating East Lothian’s rich diversity
  • Policy: helping to shape our services and practices
  • Information: gathering information about the needs and ambitions of minority groups
  • Campaigns: improving the understanding of equality and diversity amongst the residents of East Lothian

Become a member

You can become a member of the Network. Here are some of the benefits of signing up:

  • you get to take part in a variety of events to celebrate East Lothian’s diversity
  • you will learn more about equality and diversity
  • you can raise issues that are of concern to you
  • you can help to shape public services by sharing your experiences with policymakers

Best of all, it’s free to join! 

Email to register

In December 2011, the General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149).

Down Syndrome is a type of mental disability caused by extra genetic material in chromosome 21. The cause is not known.

The estimated incidence of Down Syndrome is 1 in 1,000 births worldwide. Each year approximately 3,000 to 5,000 children are born with this chromosome disorder.

The following publications from Down’s Syndrome Scotland, are aimed at new parents and relatives although they will also be of interest to students and professionals.
Information booklet for parents and relatives

When a baby has Down’s syndrome (370kb) – Information booklet for parents and relatives

Information for parents and relatives

Getting to know a baby with Down’s syndrome (147kb) – Information for parents and relatives

Booklet giving more detailed information

What is Down’s syndrome (456kb) – Booklet giving more detailed information

Booklet for parents and relatives includes inspirational stories and photos

A Little Book About Babies (3521kb)– Booklet for parents and relatives includes inspirational stories and photos