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a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities

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We are looking for a suitably experienced contractor(s) with expert knowledge of positive action and apprenticeships to carry out a new research project.
The force has set up a strategic positive action working group to address this issue of underrepresentation.
Neil Lewis, the head of people services for Gwent Police, said: "In January 2016, Gwent Police commenced recruitment for police officers, this presented the first opportunity in several years to implement positive action initiatives and increase our representation from BME communities.
Supported by the Miss Universe Organization, Positive Action Foundation is devoted to helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families, particularly those displaced from employment due to HIV.
Positive Action had 730 members and received the majority of its funding from the HSE.
In the second half of 2014, the report found a 104 percent increase in positive actions among new enrollees in comparison to the first half of the year, and a 98 percent increase in positive actions during the same time period.
The team of three at Teesside Positive Action set up in 2006 and now run four sexual health clinics across Teesside, as well as visiting prisons and other hard-to-reach groups.
Positive Action has been evaluated as a Tier 1 intervention and shown to have improved standardized academic outcomes and decreased office discipline referrals (Flay, Allred, & Ordway, 2001).
Wearing, or not wearing anti-discrimination T-shirts, may raise awareness, but only positive action by the FA and PFA will tackle the problem of discrimination within football.
To make a donation to Positive Action Housing for their hardship, you can email home@paih.
Section 159 of the Act allows employers to use positive action to select a candidate from an "under-represented" section of the community in order to create a more balanced and representative workforce.
ViiV Healthcare, a specialist HIV company established by GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), revealed on Thursday the seven organisations to receive grants under the companya[euro](tm)s Positive Action Southern Initiative.
The Impact of Positive Action on Academic Outcomes," published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, focuses on e program called Positive Action, a course founded on the belief that positive thoughts induce positive behavior.
Working in conjunction with staff, the public and its partners, Northumbria Police has identified gaps between diversity within its workforce and has set appropriate diversity employment targets and positive action plans to close the gaps.
Robina Qureshi, director of Positive Action in Housing, said: "We believe that there should be a public inquiry into these deaths, and the impact the UK Borders Agency has on asylum seekers who have lived here for years but live in the fear of removal.
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