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  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill: Consultation

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scottish Government is looking to develop a Bill which aims to strengthen the existing legislative framework for protecting women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Bill seeks to introduce protection orders for women and girls at risk, and place guidance for professionals on a statutory footing.

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  • Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Annual Conference 2018

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: General measures of implementation

    The Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Annual Conference will be held in Cardiff on Wednesday 12th December 2018. The conference will explore how domestic law can be used to progress the UNCRC.

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  • Together endorses submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on '20 years of the Human Rights Act'

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Together has supported a joint submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the effectiveness of the Human Rights Act (1998).

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  • Let’s Make a Nation of Unfearties! Together and Children’s Parliament launch joint ‘Call to Action’

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: General principles, Awareness-raising, Incorporation

    As part of Children in Scotland’s 25th Anniversary ‘25 Calls’, Together has launched a call to action along with Children’s Parliament to make Scotland “a nation of Unfearties

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  • Scotland’s Human Rights Defenders at the UNCRC Day of General Discussion 2018

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: General measures of implementation, General principles, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    On the 28th September 2018, 17 children and young people from Scotland took part in the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children as Human Rights Defenders. The DGD brought children and young people together from all over the world and created a space for them to share their experiences and recommendations as Human Rights Defenders to key international decisions makers.

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  • Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellowship launched

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    A new Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellowship has been launched, with the first three Fellows welcomed to Scotland.

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  • Children at high risk as EU moves further away from achieving poverty reduction target

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    A new report published by Eurostat on poverty reduction targets reveals that more than one in four children in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

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  • Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Policies & procedures

    The Local Government and Communities Committee seeks views on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill.  

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  • #WhatsYourTake Survey for young people aged 12 - 25

    Date: 25th September 2018
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Closing date: 23rd October 2018

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  • Together’s Director gives evidence on the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill

    Date: 21st September 2018
    Category: Age of criminal responsibility

    Juliet Harris, Director of Together, presented evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee on Thursday 20th September, on stage one of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill.

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  • Child Human Rights Defenders from Scotland prepare for UN Day of General Discussion 2018 in Geneva

    Date: 21st September 2018
    Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

    Children and young people from across Scotland are preparing to travel to Geneva for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD) which takes place on Friday 28th September 2018. The theme of the one-day event is ‘Children as Human Rights Defenders’.

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  • Children and young people question First Minister in Question Time special

    Date: 21st September 2018
    Category: Respect for the views of the child

    100 children and young people took part in a special edition of First Minister’s Question Time in Glasgow on Wednesday 13th September 2018 titled ‘FMQT Next Generation’. As part of the Year of Young People 2018, the event sought to provide children and young people with the opportunity to ask questions to Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland, and share their views on a range of issues. The hour-long programme was featured on STV’s ‘Scotland Tonight’ on Thursday 14th September and has since been made available to watch online.

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  • #ChooseRespect Anti-Bullying Week

    Date: 21st September 2018
    Category: Bullying

    With Anti-Bullying Week taking place from the 13 - 16 November 2018, Respectme are inviting individuals and organisations to get involved with their #ChooseRespect campaign.

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  • Age of Criminal Responsibility Consultation Toolkit

    Date: 21st September 2018
    Category: Age of criminal responsibility

    The Equalities & Human Rights Committee at Scottish Parliament has launched a toolkit to gather the views of children and young people on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill.

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  • Introducing Together's new website

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category:

    We are delighted to share Together's new website! Packed with information about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other UN and European Human Rights protections for children and young people, as well as the latest news, events and resources from our members, we hope this will be the #1 website for those looking for information about children and young people’s rights. 

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  • Together’s AGM 2018 – Welcome to our new Trustees

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category:

    Thank you to all who attended Together’s AGM on the 4th September and to those who stood for election. We are delighted to welcome five new trustees to the board - Rozanne Chorlton, Helen Sykes, Maria Galli, Mary Glasgow and Louise Hill. Susan Elsley has been elected to be Together’s new chair and Maria Galli will take up the role of vice-chair.

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  • First Minister announces commitment to incorporate UNCRC principles into domestic law

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: Incorporation, Scotland-specific monitoring and reporting, Policies & procedures

    The First Minister has announced a commitment to incorporate the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law as part of the Programme for Government 2018/19 launched on the 4th September 2018.

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  • John Finnie MSP introduces Member’s Bill to give children equal protection from assault

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Protection from abuse or neglect, Parental responsibilities

    On Friday 6th September 2018, John Finnie, MSP, announced that the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill has been lodged and published in Scottish Parliament.

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  • Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill – Evidence presented to Scottish Parliament Equalities & Human Rights Committee

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: Age of criminal responsibility, Policies & procedures

    On Thursday 6th September 2018, Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee received oral evidence on the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill.

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  • Applications open for Children’s Hearing System’s children and young people’s board

    Date: 12th September 2018
    Category: Children in conflict with the law, Children of prisoners, Looked after children, Respect for the views of the child

    Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) has opened applications for their new board which aims to bring together children and young people who are interested in influencing and shaping the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland.

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