CRER is a Scottish strategic racial equality charity, based in Glasgow. It is focused on working to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and promote racial justice across Scotland. Over the years CRER has had a key role in advocating, campaigning, and influencing developments to promote racial equality. It has been effective in responding to a broad range of interests needed to make an impact upon deep rooted issues and respond to the needs of communities.
CRER Mission and Objectives
The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights works to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and to promote racial justice across Scotland.
Its key mission is to:
-Protect, enhance and promote the rights of Black/minority ethnic communities across all areas of life in Scotland; and
-Strengthen the social, economic and political capital of Black/minority ethnic communities, especially those at greatest risk of disadvantage.
It does 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.
-Working with Black/minority ethnic communities to secure and enjoy their rights across all areas of life - promoting their voices and aspirations across 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.
CRER takes a rights-based approach, promoting relevant international, regional, and national human rights and equality conventions and legislati