AWAZ Cumbria News

Council of Europe - Roma & Travellers

Council of Europe

Roma and Travellers

Empowering BME Women Event, Ambleside Parish Centre

Empowering Black & Minority Ethnic Women Event


This event has now been held


On Tuesday 24 May 2011 from 2.30pm –6.00pm at Ambleside Parish Centre there was a women only event celebrating black and minority ethnic (BME) women.

Moving Times - A Traveller Project, at Lancaster Library, 18 May

An Event at Lancaster Library on

The Lake District Holocaust Project, Windermere Library

The Lake District Holocaust Project

Windermere Library, Ellerthwaite, Windermere LA23 2AJ Tel: 01539 462400

Current exhibitions:

From Auschwitz to Ambleside

Travellers Aid Trust-Big & Divided Society-Interim Report

Travellers Aid Trust


Big or Divided Society Interim Report

Interim Recommendations and Report of the Panel Review into the Impact of the Localism Bill and Coalition Government Policy on Gypsies and Travellers

Written by:

British Attitudes to UK Refugees Survey & Pledge & UK Asylum Applications


British Attitudes to Refugees in the UK Survey & Pledge

& Researching Country of Origin Information

David Cameron’s Recent Immigration Speech: a selection of viewpoints

David Cameron’s Recent Immigration Speech:

a selection of viewpoints


Please find a selection of articles on

Update, Criticism, & Consequences of Government Policies for Gypsy & Travell

Update, Criticism, & Consequences of Government Policies for Gypsy & Traveller Communities


Mr Pickles, the Communities Secretary has issued guidance advising councils to be on their guard over the long Easter and Royal Wedding bank holidays, when local authorities will be shut for all but three days of an 11 day period.

Origin Of All Languages: Study

Study finds 'mother of all languages'

All the world's languages may date back to a single 'mother tongue' spoken in pre-historic Africa, according to new research.

The study suggests that between 50,000 and 70,000 years ago humans spoke in a single dialect that proved the catalyst for human civilisation.

BNP Membership Research by Oxford University

Research has found British National Party Membership is higher where whites and non-whites live separately in segregated areas.

Oxford University academics, Dr Michael Biggs, a sociologist & graduate student Steve Knauss used the BNP database posted on Wikileaks that contained 12,000 members’ details and matched them with census data on more than 200,000 British neighbourhoods to make the findings.


Equality Cumbria is an umbrella organisation that encompasses a number of different charities based in Cumbria. Together they tackle inequality in race, religion, sexuality and more.