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  • Expressing our concerns over the repeal of the Human Rights Act

    Date: 1st July 2022
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Alongside Children’s Rights Alliance for England, part of Just for Kids Law, Children in Law and the Children's Law Centre, we have written to the Commissioner for Human Rights. Within our letter, we highlight our concerns over the repeal of the Human Rights Act with the Rights Removal Bill. 

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  • Children’s charities urge Scottish Government to include all children in Bairn’s Hoose

    Date: 10th June 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Children in conflict with the law

    The joint letter, coordinated by CYCJ and supported by 19 organisations, says that children who are accused of offending behaviour should also be supported through the Bairns’ Hoose, as well as child victims and witnesses.

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  • Help us report to the United Nations by taking part in our new survey!

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    We’re looking to write a report on the state of children’s rights in Scotland and share this with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Our report will inform the UN Committee's recommendations on what the Scottish and UK governments should be doing to better respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights. To help gather an on-the-ground picture of children’s rights in Scotland, we really need to hear from children, young people and YOU!

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  • New Climate Changemakers impact report

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Discover the journey, learning and impact of the work of the Climate Changemakers from October 2020 to February 2022. Climate Changemakers are children across Scotland who are working to have their say in climate action! They have made recommendations for the future realisation of children’s rights in the context of the climate action and deliberative democracy.

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  • New funding for Scottish schools to support them to learn about children’s rights

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Education, including vocational education

    Scottish Government has announced funding to enable UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools programme to be delivered to 2,400 primary and secondary state schools across Scotland. This funding will last for three years and will work to embed children’s rights into schools’ ethos and further their understanding.

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  • Ian Duddy is the new chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission

    Date: 9th June 2022
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    Expected to succeed Judith Robertson, Iain Duddy will be taking up the role of Chair later this month. As a former ambassador and a senior civil servant, Iain Duddy has worked at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, led the Human Rights and Rule of Law Department at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and worked in areas of justice, religious freedom and modern slavery.

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  • Get involved in the Power of Youth Day 2022

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Recruitment for this year’s #IWill Ambassador cohort is now open! This is a fantastic way to celebrate the incredible contributions that young people aged 12 -25 are making in their communities, society and the environment. You can get involved by encouraging children and young people you work with to apply to be an Ambassador or take to social media to celebrate the #PowerOfYouth.

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  • Research report published on ‘dignity’, human rights culture and Scotland’s new human rights framework

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership looked at whether Scotland should incorporate different human rights conventions into Scots law. Its report included a recommendation that a new human rights framework should recognise human dignity as the underpinning value of all human rights. This new research assesses the impact of talking about ‘dignity’ when it comes to creating a human rights culture.

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  • Take part in the 4 Minutes of Childhood challenge

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities

    You are invited to share your stories of childhood play with Licketyspit. In doing so, this will highlight just how well adults remember and value play in their childhoods. In turn, demonstrating the importance of play being at the centre of Scotland’s movement to embed children’s rights into law.

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  • The results of the Scottish Parents' Survey 2021

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Awareness-raising

    Discover the outcome of a survey of parents across Scotland in 2021 which explored their awareness, knowledge and views of children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Places and spaces: children’s wellbeing across the globe

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Discover how successful 43 countries across the globe are providing a healthy environment for children. This report card includes information such as whether children have clean drinking water, good quality air, mould- and lead- free homes and access to green play spaces. 

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  • What support do children need?

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Mental health

    Closing date: 20th June 2022

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  • Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: General principles

    Closing date: 30th June 2022

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  • Education - National Improvement Framework - A consultation on enhanced data collection for improvement

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Education, including vocational education

    Closing date: 18th July 2022

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  • Rights Right Now! reports launched

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Incorporation

    Originally known as the Interim Children and Young People’s Consortium, Rights Right Now! was a pilot project with children and young people that Together led. The project aimed to support meaningful and inclusive participation of children as Scotland moves to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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  • Sharing my Parents

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Discover the experience and reflections of university students who experienced the break-up of their parents’ relationship during their childhood. A key discovery gives light to the lack of support available to young people struggling with their new arrangements post-separation.

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  • Hello Mary and Judi!

    Date: 9th June 2022
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    Mary is currently an undergrad at the University of St Andrews studying Computer Science. She hopes to expand on her interest and knowledge of the third sector by working with our wonderful membership team! Judi has joined Together as part of her master’s research report focusing on different state approaches to incorporation of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We are delighted to have Mary join us at Together!

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  • Calling the UK Government to ratify without exceptions to protect all women against violence

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children

    Ten years ago, the UK Government committed to tackling violence against women by signing the ‘Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence’, better known as the ‘Istanbul Convention’. UK Government has said it will put this Convention into law. However, certain protections will not apply to migrant women. This is because the UK Government has chosen to opt-out of ratifying certain parts of the Convention meaning migrant women will be denied life-saving support and protection.

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  • New report uncovering Scotland’s human rights record

    Date: 9th June 2022
    Category: Universal Periodic Review

    Every four years, the UK’s overall human rights progress is assessed under the Universal Periodic Review. The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has gathered evidence from Together and many of our members to identify the human rights progress in the UK and Scotland. The report also includes human rights concerns that relate to Scotland specifically.

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  • Help us tell the United Nations about the state of children’s human rights in Scotland!

    Date: 24th May 2022
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    We need your help to find out the top three human rights issues facing children and young people across Scotland!

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