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  • Rise Up: Amnesty International's course for young people interested in achieving social change.

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Amnesty International has launched Rise Up which is a fully funded, one year course designed to equip young people of the UK who are passionate about Human Rights with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to make positive change happen in their communities.

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  • The 2018 Day of General Discussion (DGD) outcome report is adopted!

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    The 2018 DGD outcome report is adopted! We are delighted to announce that the CRC Committee has adopted the 2018 DGD outcome report on Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders!

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  • Complaints materials for children and young people

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Scottish Children's Reporter Association (SCRA) has launched a new suite of materials to provide information and support to children and young people on how to complain if they wish to.

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  • Realigning Children’s Services Programme: evaluation report

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    On behalf of the Scottish Government, CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) commissioned Blake Stevenson to evaluate the Realigning Children's Services (RCS) programme.

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  • Using CRWIA to promote child-rights-based decision-making

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    In a project conducted by the Human Rights Clinic at University of Edinburgh in partnership with Together, LLM students explored the role of CRWIA (Children’s Rights and Well-being Impact Assessment) in improving rights-based decision-making. Two groups of students explored various international examples of impact assessments and drew learning to analyse the effectiveness of CRWIA in Scotland.

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  • Mosquito device found at Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall.

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, UN Convention Against Torture, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    The mosquito device has been branded as a ‘successful’ deterrent for anti-social behaviour. It is used to deter loitering of young people by emitting sound at high frequency, so it can be heard mostly by younger people. Mosquito  devices have been overtly condemned by the UN, Council of Europe and the Children’s Commissioner all requesting that they be banned, yet on 30th May 2019 another device has been discovered at Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall.

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  • Annual Cabinet Meeting with children and people - report

    Date: 5th June 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Government has published a report on progress and setting out actions agreed at the Cabinet meeting with children and young people in March 2018.

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  • UN report on extreme poverty in the UK

    Date: 4th June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights released his final report from his visit to the UK late last year. UN Special Rapporteur, Phillip Alston, details just how austerity measures have negatively affected society in the UK and that "the bottom line is that much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos."

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  • More than 300 EU election candidates pledged to become Child Rights Champions

    Date: 3rd June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Eurochild, along with 15 other NGOs, is advocating to create a new Children's Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament. 

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  • Members States putting human rights at risk by delaying UN membership payments

    Date: 23rd May 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare

    Delays in UN membership contributions by Member States are putting human rights, including children’s rights, at risk, according to the global network Child Rights Connect.

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  • YMCA’s #BeReal campaign finds that almost two thirds of young people feel pressure to look their best online

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Mental health, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Bullying, Non-discrimination

    Almost two-thirds of young people (61%) feel pressure to look their best online, according to new findings from the Be Real Campaign. The alarming research also revealed that more than two-thirds (67%) regularly worry about the way they look.

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  • New visual for the Children and Families Directorate

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Scottish Government’s Children and Families Directorate has been working on a new visual to articulate the purpose and approach to Getting it Right for Every Child. 

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  • 2018 Eurochild Report on the European Semester

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    Eurochild launched its assessment of the first European Semester since the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (November 2017). With the ‘social dimension’ being more visible in this cycle, the European Commission flags child poverty in more than 75% of the Country Reports of EU Member States. Only one country (Spain) received a recommendation to address family income, which only addresses one of the many reasons for child poverty.

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  • Consultation: First draft of the Bucharest EU Children’s Declaration

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A first draft of the Bucharest Children’s Declaration has been developed by a group of 25 Romanian children, the so-called Romanian Children’s Board, in consultations with other children in Romania. The draft Declaration is now open for feedback from both children and organisations working with and for children. Consultations can be organized with children on the Declaration and its results can be included in the feedback form.

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  • Call for inputs for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRD's to the 74th session of the General Assembly

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    In his next thematic report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will address the topic of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders. This report will be presented to the 74th session of the General Assembly in October 2019. Deadline: Monday 6th May 2019 This is an opportunity to secure a chapter on children.  

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  • Newly published reports recommend priority investment areas across key children’s rights issues

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    On 27 February, the European Commission released its 2019 Country Reports, which provide an analysis of economic and social policies in each EU Member State. This year, the European Semester is of particular importance because it details investment priorities that will shape the programming of structural funds in every country for the next EU Budget 2021-2027.

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  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing – Horizon Scanning Review

    Date: 17th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services, Right to life, survival and development

    Key societal shifts are expected in demography, the labour market, economic inclusion, education, technology and social patterns in the next decade. These are likely to affect children and young people’s health and wellbeing in a variety of ways.

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  • HRC40 resolutions tabled: Rights of the Child, HRDs and 30th anniversary of the UNCRC

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Child Rights Connect has been following three resolutions at the Human Rights Council that were tabled on 14th March 2019 on empowering children with disabilities, recognising children as environmental human rights defenders and celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the UNCRC.

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  • UN human rights experts applaud children fighting climate change

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In response to the adoption of the Resolution on environmental human rights defenders, Child Rights Connect has shared a press release circulated by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, jointly with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the Special Rapporteur. They highlight the importance of the resolution for children who are currently standing up for their right to a healthy and sustainable environment.

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  • Scottish Government set to miss its child poverty targets

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services

    The Scottish Government is at risk of missing its own child poverty targets by more than 100,000 children, according to projections from the Resolution Foundation.

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