CAP Launch Consultation on a new rule to tackle harmful gender stereotypes

The CAP has launched a public consultation on a new rule to tackle harmful gender stereotypes in ads, as well as on guidance to advertisers on how the new rule is likely to be interpreted in practice. The purpose of their announcement is to make public the proposed rule and guidance, which includes examples of gender portrayals which are likely to fall foul of the new rule. The consultation proposes the introduction of the following new rule to the ad codes which will cover broadcast and non-broadcast media: Advertisements must not…

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Scottish Government Launches New National Strategy to Tackle Loneliness and Isolation.

A new national strategy, one of the first in the world, is being developed to tackle loneliness and isolation.  The draft plan, now open for consultation, will look at the causes of social isolation and loneliness and how they can be addressed. Views are also being sought on how communities can build on the work of the Scottish Government, and lead on ensuring those at risk of becoming lonely or isolated have access to the right support networks. Launching the draft strategy and consultation on a visit to the Hidden…

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