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March 2013 (7)
Mar 29 2013 11:47AM
We only want to be equal – Scottish Gypsy Travellers speak

Guest post by Amnesty Scotland campaigns volunteer Catriona Clunas, who has been heading up our Scottish Gypsy Traveller campaign this year. On the 26 March 2013, the Equal Opportunities Committee (EOC) of the Scottish Parliament...

Mar 28 2013 4:47PM
Travelling Tales- giving a voice to Scottish Traveller youth

Youth charity Article 12’s “What a Voice” exhibition, showcases 12 different aspects of Scottish Gypsy Traveller life including Nomadic existence, Heritage, Family, and Health in an effort to help us – the settled community –...

Mar 21 2013 8:56PM
Behind the scenes at the CEDAW

On Monday women’s rights advocates from across Scotland came to Edinburgh to learn how the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) can help women living here access their...

Mar 15 2013 11:26AM
David Grimason speaks out on the Arms Trade - Part two

In Part Two of our blog (see Part One), campaigner David Grimason tells us about the very personal motivation that keeps him focused. Nearly a decade ago, on 7 July 2003, David’s life was torn apart when his two-year-old son was killed...

Mar 13 2013 5:12PM
David Grimason speaks out on the Arms Trade

The UN process to establish an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) began in 2007 after Amnesty International and its partners in the Control Arms campaign managed to convince 153 governments to vote in December 2006 for a consultation. Amnesty...

Mar 8 2013 3:45PM
Why do we need International Women's Day in Scotland?

Do we really need a day to support women and give special attention to their issues? This is Scotland, after all, not Iran or China or Afghanistan. Has feminism not done the job already? Statistics suggest the answer is "No" and, until...

Mar 5 2013 8:03PM
A Righteous Gathering

Human Rights took centre stage last week at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) annual Gathering conference with a number of panel discussions taking a closer look at the positive potential of human rights based...