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The Women’s Equality Party is a national political party founded in 2015 by author and journalist Catherine Mayer and broadcaster and author Sandi Toksvig. The party takes inspiration from the suffragettes and this is reflected in the party logo colours of green, purple and white. The mission of the party is to see women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men and aims for equal representation in politics, business, industry and throughout working life. The party has already ran candidates in local, mayoral elections and in the 2017 General Election.

There are branches in Scotland, including a Grampian branch, based in Keith in Moray.

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The group formed in late 2016 and launched an online campaign, to hear the many local voices of immigrants and people from ethnic minority backgrounds who live in north-east Scotland. The campaign is broad based bringing people together to celebrate diversity and respond to the recent rise of intolerance in the community. The group was active during the 2016 Aberdeen Trades Union Council St Andrew’s Day March.

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The Grampian Regional Equality Council works to promote respect and combat discrimination for all people. At the end of the 1970s, Aberdeen welcomed Vietnamese families made refugees by the war in their country. It was realised that a support network was required and a committee of volunteers and representatives from local authorities and agencies was established. Over time, Grampian Community Relations Council came into being, then became Grampian Racial Equality Council and finally Grampian Regional Equality Council.

The organisation has led the way in promoting and campaigning for equality and diversity in the north-east of Scotland. The organisation also coordinates the North East Scotland Equalities Network (NESEN), formed in 2011, which aims to achieve equality in disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion and belief, through a network of public bodies and the voluntary sector.

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A University of Aberdeen society which formed in 2016. Part of a national campaign called Socialist Students, formed in 2011, which organises in universities, colleges and schools all over the country. There are groups in over 40 campuses with the aim to organise and mobilise students to defend education, fight war and racism and to campaign on a wide range of other issues relevant to members.

References: University Freshers’ magazines. Also see national group website.

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A University of Aberdeen society which advertised in the Freshers’ magazines. Part of an international movement called Stop the Traffik, which formed in 2006, and campaigns to stop human trafficking around the world.

References: University Freshers’ magazines.

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A University of Aberdeen society which advertised in the Freshers’ magazines. As well as creating a support community, the aim is to raise awareness about ethics and the impact of animal product consumption on our health and environment

References: University Freshers’ magazines.

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A University of Aberdeen society which advertised in the Freshers’ magazines. It was part of the national Green Student Network.

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