In the lead up to Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the Scottish Human Rights Commission are raising awareness of projects being delivered through Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).
The organisation is highlight a series of case studies of SNAP projects that are helping to realise rights in people’s day to day lives.
Organisations are encouraged to show their support of the activity by tweeting about the case studies using the hashtag #AllOurRights.
The three case studies profile the following projects:
Housing – the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Edinburgh Tenants’ Federation have been supporting residents in Leith to use international human rights as a tool for challenging poor housing conditions and achieve their right to an adequate standard of living. A film about this project was screened yesterday (Wednesday 7th December) at the Scottish Parliament and is available on the Commission’s YouTube channel here.
Poverty – a group of people with lived experience of poverty have come together as a Reference Group for SNAP to seek to influence change. Members from all over Scotland have worked to understand issues such as the effect of the welfare reform agenda on the realisation of disabled people’s rights or the rising number of food banks in the context of the right to adequate, nutritious food.
Health – a participatory research initiative looked at what the right to health means to people whose health is at risk because they live in poverty, face discrimination or have other difficult circumstances. The research took place with two groups of people in Glasgow who experience health inequalities.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission have provided some suggested tweets as follows:
This #humanrightsday, we’re showing how people can build a human rights culture. Share these new case studies bit.ly/2fOPqIe#AllOurRights
This #humanrightsday, Scotland has some inspiring stories to tell about building a human rights culture. bit.ly/2fOPqIe #AllOurRights
Everyone has the right to health. But what does that mean if you live in poverty? Powerful new case study at bit.ly/2fOPqIe #AllOurRights
Poverty is a human rights issue. A group of Scots are using their experiences to influence change bit.ly/2fOPqIe #AllOurRights
‘It’s given us the knowledge we need to challenge things’. How human rights is being used to improve housing bit.ly/2fOPqIe
For more information please contact
Scottish Human Rights Commission
0131 244 3550
Direct Dial: 0131 244 4490