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Sikh Sanjog Awarded LGBT Charter Mark

Sikh Sanjog has been awarded the LGBT Charter Mark from LGBT Youth Scotland, in recognition of its high standard of work to improve access to its service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

In order to be eligible for the Charter Mark award, organisations and groups must demonstrate they have met a list of criteria outlined in the LGBT Charter of Rights, to develop more inclusive service for LGBT people. The necessary measures outlined in the checklist include staff training about LGBT inclusion, the provision of a facility for individuals to leave feedback, the specific mention of LGBT people in organisational policies, and actions to combat prejudice and discrimination. 

LGBT Youth Scotland made the presentation to staff and volunteers from Sikh Sanjog's Youth Work Team on Tuesday 12th November at an event attended by Sikh Sanjog's staff and volunteers, local community members and Edinburgh Deputy Lord Provost, Deidre Brock. 

Commenting on the award, Khaleda Noon, Youth Development Manager at Sikh Sanjog said, "We are truly honoured to be the first ethnic minority oranisation to recieve the LGBT Charter Bronze Award in Scotland and we will continue partnership with LGBT Youth so we can challenge discrimination". 

                                  

Sarah Rowlinson from LGBT Youth Scotland said: “We are delighted to award the Charter Mark to Sikh Sanjog in demonstration of their commitment to including and supporting LGBT people.  We look forward to working with them in the future, and supporting them to build on the great work they have done”. 

Sikh Sanjog works to support women and their families from the Sikh and minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh. 

To find out more about the LGBT Charter of Rights click here.