The Human Rights Research Students’ Conference, A human rights postgraduate researcher community: enhancing knowledge exchange, engagement & employability, presented 15 papers in five panel sessions. Held at the University of Glasgow in November 2017.
This guest blog from John H. McKendrick welcomes the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s advice on reducing child poverty and reflects on parts that are specifically relevant to single parent families.
Stephen Sinclair argues that to meet its own ambitious child poverty goals, the Scottish Government must focus public services where they are most needed, and ensure employers play their part.
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.
Several reports from Policy Scotland to support the work of the Poverty and Inequality Commission.
Round-up of the Carnegie UK/Policy Scotland workshop on embedding Dignity and Respect in the Scottish Social Security system.
International Women’s Day and beyond: Women’s human and citizenship rights in Nepal – Sharmila Thapa of Samida Women’s Development Forum
The work of Sharmila Thapa of Samida Women’s Development Forum on women’s rights activism in Nepal.
Professor Kenneth Gibb, Director of Policy Scotland, comments on six key issues voters should be looking out for in the 2017 Scottish local government elections.
Dr Margaret Craig, GP in Possilpark and Springburn, Glasgow, was consulted by scriptwriter Paul Laverty for the development of ‘I, Daniel Blake’.
Why the next focus for human rights work should be making rights real for ordinary people in their local communities and when accessing public services such as housing, health, social care and education.