Invitation to shape Scotland’s second national action plan for human rights

Section: Policy into Practice Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 26/09/2019 at 10:30 - 16:00

The Scottish Human Rights Commission want to hear your views on an updated national human rights action plan for Scotland.

Scotland’s second National Action Plan for Human Rights (‘SNAP 2’) is being developed by a group of people and organisations from across civil society and the public sector, supported by the Scottish Human Rights Commission, and including ALLIANCE staff and members.

So far, the group has heard from over 1,500 people who took part in a national participation process in 2017. They have also learned from Scotland’s first National Action Plan for Human Rights, which ran from 2013-2017. They looked carefully at research into different human rights issues in Scotland, and they’ve looked at what the United Nations says needs to be done to improve people’s rights in Scotland.

The group has turned all of this into a draft proposal for SNAP 2, setting out over 60 potential actions across 25 different human rights themes.  Now they want people’s help to make sure we’re on the right track.

Please join them in Glasgow on 26 September to:

  • Find out more about SNAP 2
  • Give your ideas to improve the draft actions
  • Talk about how you or your community could be involved in SNAP 2 in the future.

They are particularly keen to hear from people and communities who have been under-represented in the work so far. This includes people from black and minority ethnic communities, LGBTQI people and people from faith communities.

To register your interest in taking part, please email or call 0131 297 5750.

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated to make sure a broad range of perspectives are heard on the day.

The organisers can cover travel, childcare and other costs required to support your participation. Please let them know about this when you register. Please also let them know if you have any communications, access or dietary requirements so that they can make sure the event is fully accessible to you.

Read about the first five years of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights in a recent opinion piece written by ALLIANCE Director of Policy and Communications, Lucy Mulvagh.

Event details

Time:10:30 - 16:00
Address:Crowne Plaza Hotel
Congress Road
G3 8QT
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