Racial Equality

Purpose of the group

To provide a forum for issues relating to race and anti racism and to seek solutions to the discrimination faced by Scotland's black / minority ethnic communities. To work through cross-party dialogue in promoting the role played by Scotland's civic society, Parliament and Government in actively building a Scotland free from racism.

The Group will seek to identify and address racism across society, including through learning from the experiences of BME groups

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Surfraz Yousaf

Mohammed Afzal Chaudhrey

Khalid Parveaz

Bright Amponsah

Anita Shelton

Desalina Gallery

Zahra Hussain

Baher Ibrahim

Fuad Alakbarov

Akhtar Khan

Jennifer Roberts

John Zamudio

Oluwatoyin Opeloyeru

Lord Apetsi McMensa


West of Scotland Regional Equality Council - secretariat 

Aamer Anwar and Co.

Active Life 

Action for Children 

African/Caribbean Women's Association



CEMVO Scotland


Central Scotland Regional Equality Council 

Children's Health Scotland

City of Edinburgh Council 

Close the Gap

College Development Network

Crossroads Y + C Association

Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association

Education Scotland

Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council 


Equality Human Rights Commission

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre

West Pilton and West Granton Community Council 

Waverley Care

Families Outside



Glasgow Afghans United 

Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees

Glasgow Caledonian University 

Glasgow Gurdwar

Iranian Scottish Association 

Irish Diaspora in Scotland Association

Jewish Leadership Council

Limaloka Entertainment



Mental Health Foundation

Network Rail 

North Lanarkshire Muslim Women and Family Alliance


Pakistan Association

Picodeliq Enterprises / EMCC

Mohammed Afzal PKAVS MEAD Project

Refugee Survival Trust

Score Scotland

Scottish Council of Jewish Communities


Scottish Iraqi Society


Shakti Women's Aid

Show Racism The Red Card

Sikh Sanjog


Standard Life - MOSAIC


STUC Black Workers Committee

Thai Women's Association of Scotland

Trust Housing Association

Unite the Union

United Nations Association

University of Newcastle

University of St. Andrews

University of Strathclyde

University of Edinburgh 

University of Strathclyde Students’ Association

University of West of Scotland

VOX project, Mental Health Foundation

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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