Social Justice & Poverty

Government rape clause leads to boycott by leading charities

Proof of rape before being awarded tax credits will only humiliate already victimised women say charities

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half of disabled PIP claimants have had benefits cut by DWP

​Ongoing reviews mean claimants need to prove they are entitled to benefits - and often fail to do so

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Rape shame football signing sends the wrong message

Clyde FC defends decision to sign David Goodwillie despite criticism led by Rape Crisis Scotland and a Glasgow MSP

5th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Scottish Gov slammed for millions paid to tax dodging Amazon

Millions paid to giant online retailer despite its refusal to pay Living Wage

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Decades of progress for Scots disabled people “at risk”

Twenty years of progress towards disability equality under threat in ​Scotland says report

4th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Homelessness stalks Scotland’s streets - and radical action is needed to end it

Charities are calling for emergency action to be taken to end the “human tragedy” of homelessness which is once again stalking Scotland’s streets

3rd April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Anti-fascists vow to drive racist SDL from Scots town

Anti-fascists are mobilising to take on the racist Scottish Defence League (SDL) after its members pledged to descend on a town in Lanarkshire

31st March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Children and families will be victims of Brexit

Campaigners have spoken out about their dismay over the triggering of article 50 that will lead to the UK leaving the EU

30th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

Zero Tolerance report shows that there is still much work to be done when it comes to supporting women in Scottish workplaces

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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CAS is a safe place to work now, says new chair

The new chair of Citizens Advice Scotland believes the organisation has now turned a corner with a strong board and governance structure

29th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Sexist Daily Mail puts young women off politics

Angry young members of Girlguiding Scotland have hit out at the Daily Mail for its "Legs-it" front page featuring Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon

28th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Homeless death: petition states council is failing in its duty to care for homeless

Activists ramp up campaign by launching a petition demanding the city council “fulfils its duty” to look after the homeless

28th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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#IncludED in the Main?! Still work to be done

Jan Savage explains why the Scottish Parliament is debating how to improve education for children with learning disabilities this week

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Brexit bonfire of our basic rights

Brexit will strip the most vulnerable people in our society of vital rights – and could create more inequality says civil society leaders

27th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Voice of dissent: poverty campaigners do challenge the Scottish Government

Peter Kelly challenges Robert Armour's view that the third sector is unwilling to criticise the Scottish Government

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scotland’s child refugee guardianship service sees demand go up

Scottish minister hails a charity-run service for unaccompanied child refugees as it sees demand double

27th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Brexit fallout will cut Scotland’s third sector deeply

Maggie Lennon is calling on Scotland's third sector to get involved now in lobbying for a fair deal for the third sector following Brexit

24th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Open empty shops to house the homeless

Empty shops should be opened up to provide shelter for the homeless, campaigners have demanded

23rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

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