Social Justice & Poverty

UK government warned: don’t weaken human rights

All UK human rights commission chairs join to urge the UK government to rethink repealing human rights legislation

21st April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Move to reintroduce tail docking slammed by campaigners

​Scottish Government plans to allow tail docking of specific breeds

21st April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Homeless bot is a first for Scottish charity

The Ask Alex bot aims to educate the public about the reasons for youth homelessness via Facebook Messenger

20th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Fury as PIP assessors rake in millions of public cash

Private companies undertaking PIP assessments received millions more than originally estimated

20th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: the first group to be charged under the government’s hated Lobbying Act

The campaigning group failed to register with the Electoral Commission

19th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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The third sector vision must stand out in the distorted politics of the age

​Graham Martin says the third sector must get in gear fast and use the general election to expound its ideas for a better world

19th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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MSPs debate LGBT education in Scots schools

​Inclusive education campaign is gaining momentum

19th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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General election: Speak out now to beat hatred and division

Scotland’s third sector must be at the forefront of ensuring progressive ideas win over hatred and division in snap General Election campaign

18th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities bid to eradicate rough sleeping in Glasgow

A successful approach towards eradicating rough sleeping on the streets of Glasgow has been awarded a grant of over £400,000 to maintain its work

18th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Women being hit hardest by Tory welfare cuts

​Statistics show inequality is rife when it comes to benefit cuts

18th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Thousands sign online rape clause petition

​Pressure grows on UK government to scrap controversial legislation making women prove they were raped to get child benefits

18th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: 50,000 mobility vehicles taken from disabled people as part of PIP

Transition from DLA to PIP sees nearly half of disabled people lose their mobility entitlement to a vehicle

12th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Light the touchpaper of civil action

​Mick Lightbody is a veteran housing campaigner from Easterhouse, Glasgow. Alongside Bob Holman he managed to turn round the fortunes of the run-down estate

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Campaigners call for PIP to be scrapped and DLA reintroduced

Petition wants the controversial system to be halted to be replaced with the old one

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Bid to strip “violent” Buckfast of charity status

Monks who make the infamous tipple should not enjoy charity status

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Obama to attend charity dinner in Edinburgh next month

​Leading charity pulls off another major coup enticing Obama to the capital

7th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Bank closures risks isolating society’s most vulnerable

​Leading charity urges banks to rethink closure policy

7th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Let’s rescue our rights from the depths of Brexit

Mhairi Snowden says civil society should be very concerned about the impact of Brexit on our human rights

6th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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6 ingredients of change

Wonder why your charity’s campaign hasn’t worked? Susan Smith examines the six elements you need for a successful campaign

6th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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