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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Posts tagged Equality and human rights

Engagement Officer Allan Young says that despite good progress, human rights remain under threat - and we all need to protect them.   Seventy years ago the Universal Declaration on Human Rights was accepted by the United Nations General Assembly. Since then, despite many... Read more
Like many colleagues across the sector, last week I finalised SCVO’s response to the Social Security Committee on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill (hurray!). In our response, as is echoed across the third sector, SCVO welcomed the Scottish Government’s aspirations to foster a... Read more
Whilst our MSPs have been enjoying their recess, it’s been a typically busy Summer for our sector. Top of the agenda for many will have been the draft Scottish Social Security Bill – and so it should be. This bill covers a wide range of benefits and, with the proposed new agency... Read more
As the dust settles on another extraordinary election result there are more questions than answers about what happens next. Will the PM hang on? Is an accord with the Ulster Unionists viable? Just what are the implications of this result for the kind of Brexit and the kind of... Read more
Civil society can play a huge and unique role Read more
Using the #rightapproach has helped different faiths in Scotland support refugees and asylum seekers Read more
Social and economic justice campaigners have long used the title of this blog as a slogan to campaign on a range of human rights issues. It means simply you cannot make fair and just decisions which significantly impact people’s lives without first listening to those people... Read more
The #rightapproach that goes to the heart of our society Read more
The #RightApproach to gender justice Read more
As SCVO launches its #RightApproach campaign, we take a look at the popular misconceptions surrounding Human Rights and why they remain as important and relevant as ever Read more