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  • Help evaluate Education Scotland’s ‘Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights’ resource

    Date: 10th November 2015
    Category: Awareness-raising, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Education Scotland are inviting contributions to the evaluation of its professional learning resource on children's rights, 'Recognising and Realising Children's Rights'.

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  • Life still isn’t fair for Scotland’s young people, indicates human rights progress report

    Date: 10th November 2015
    Category: Awareness-raising, Non-discrimination, Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC

    Young, disabled and ethnic minority Scots face significantly more barriers to their rights than others, according to a new report titled 'Is Britain Fairer?'

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  • Year of Young People update

    Date: 27th October 2015
    Category: Awareness-raising, General principles

    The second event in a series that will help shape the Year of Young People 2018 was held in Perth on the 1st October. Attended by over 50 young people and 25 stakeholders, the discussions continued the journey along the road the Year of Young People.

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  • BIHR Tour 2015: 15 days of action to mark 15 years of the Human Rights Act

    Date: 2nd October 2015
    Category: Awareness-raising

    Each autumn, the Human Rights Tour travels the UK holding free-to-attend pop-up community education and debate days. This year, from the 2nd October 2015 the British Institute of Human Rights have 15 days of activities and opportunities to get involved, learn, share and be empowered to join the conversations about how our human rights are protected.

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  • #TellTheUN – Together’s new blog post by Jordan Linden MSYP

    Date: 1st September 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Awareness-raising

    Jordan Linden is the recently elected Chair for the Scottish Youth Parliament. In this new blog post for Together, he outlines why and how children and young people can #TelltheUN through Twitter about their experiences of living and growing up in Scotland. In doing so, Ms. Amal Aldoseri, a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, can see exactly where children's rights are and are not being fulfilled in Scotland.

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  • Lack of awareness of UNCRC amongst minority ethnic children, says roshni

    Date: 21st July 2015
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Non-discrimination, Awareness-raising

    Findings from a research project seeking the views of minority ethnic children and young people have been published in a Children's Rights Report, which contains a number of recommendations including for more work to be done to raise awareness and understanding of the UNCRC and the Children's Commissioner.

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  • Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Safety Report 2015

    Date: 22nd June 2015
    Category: Right to life, survival and development, Non-discrimination, Awareness-raising

    LGBT Youth Scotland has recently launched a new report on Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Safety. The report is based on a survey with LGBT young people, ages 13-25 across Scotland and focuses on their awareness of rights under hate crime legislation, confidence in the police and criminal justice system, and their feelings of safety in the community.

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  • Together briefing on draft statutory guidance for Children & Young People (Scotland) Act

    Date: 8th May 2015
    Category: Awareness-raising

    Together produced a child rights briefing for the consultation on draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 and 18 (Section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, and used this to inform a response to the consultation.

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  • UN Committee report on digital media and children's rights

    Date: 8th May 2015
    Category: Awareness-raising

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published a report of the 2014 Day of General Discussion on Digital Media and Children's Rights, which includes specific recommendations.

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  • Maternal and Early Years National Conference 2015 - call for abstracts

    Date: 3rd March 2015
    Category: Incorporation, Awareness-raising

    This year's Maternal and Early Years conference theme is the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and a call for abstracts has been issued regarding work undertaken in partnership, including cross agency and cross sector collaborative approaches, to delivering the Act in practice.

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  • European Council conclusions on promoting young people’s access to rights

    Date: 12th December 2014
    Category: Non-discrimination, Awareness-raising

    On 12th December 2014 the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on promoting young's people's access to rights, in order to foster their autonomy and participation in civil society.

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  • Human rights 365: celebrating Human Rights Day 2014

    Date: 9th December 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    10th December is Human Rights Day, commemorating the date on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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  • Scottish Parliament debate Scotland’s National Action Plan for human rights

    Date: 9th December 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting

    As part of Scotland's National Action Plan (SNAP) monitoring and accountability framework, the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee led a debate in the Chamber on 4th December on the SNAP Year One Report.

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  • Better public spending for better outcomes for children & families

    Date: 28th November 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    The Eurochild Annual Conference 'Children First: Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for Children & Families' took place in Bucharest on 26th-28th November 2014 and presentations and initial conclusions have now been published.

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  • Europe says austerity bites

    Date: 25th November 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    The Commissioner's office has been involved in a major participative project to communicate the impacts of austerity policies, which formed part of an international conference last month.

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  • Celebrating 25 years of the UNCRC in Scotland

    Date: 20th November 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People coordinated celebrations of the UNCRC on its 25th anniversary - 20th November 2014, helping to raise awareness and understanding of children's rights.

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  • Recognising the rights of all children, all the time

    Date: 18th November 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    A new article on Together's blog reflects on the 25th anniversary of the UNCRC and that it is time for all of us to recognise the rights of all children, all the time.

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  • International Human Rights Day & first anniversary of SNAP

    Date: 12th November 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    Each year, 10th December marks International Human Rights Day - a day of action to celebrate and raise awareness of international human rights. This year, it will also be the first anniversary of Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).

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  • Comic Relief UK Grant Making

    Date: 1st November 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    Across the UK, Comic Relief funds work that aims to achieve one of five main themes to tackle complex problems and create positive social change for all ages.

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  • Launch of State of Children's Rights 2014 report

    Date: 28th October 2014
    Category: Awareness-raising

    Join Together for the launch of the annual State of Children's Rights in Scotland report and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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