Social Justice & Poverty

Charities are ideally placed to think and act differently

Adam Lang says Civic Scotland must take the lead in acting boldly to solve social problems

27th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Get set for The Gathering

Anna Fowlie looks forward to The Gathering, which takes place this week at the SEC in Glasgow

18th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Helping to make lasting change

Jonny Kinross details the Grassmarket Community Project's approach to creating community

17th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Why victims need to know more about their rights

Kate Wallace launches Victims Awareness Week, with a call for more to be done to ensure communication with victims is clear

17th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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New horizon for Wise Group

Sean Duffy reflects on a new chapter as the Wise Group has taken the decision to move from its current premises

14th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Formal consultation seeking people’s views on mental health law launched

John Scott QC gives an update on a review of mental health law in Scotland

12th February 2020 by TFN Guest

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Festive fun and social justice go hand in hand

Duncan Thorp is planning a social shopping spree this Christmas

4th December 2019 by TFN Guest

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A world to win - and everything to lose

Graham Martin on why the third sector should engage with the Extinction Rebellion movement

1st November 2019 by Graham Martin

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The refugee crisis has not gone away

Robina Qureshi responds to the news that 39 people have been found dead in a lorry in Essex

24th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Let’s make gender inequality a historical curiosity - together we are #GenerationEqual

The First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG) was created as a catalyst for change to tackle gender inequality in Scotland

24th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Excellent poverty work comes at a cost

David Stewart MSP praises the work of the third sector in tackling poverty, and says it is vital that it continues to be properly funded

9th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Leave no one behind: the right to adequate social security

Rhiannon Sims discusses why the Scottish Campaign for the Right to Social Security (SCORSS) has re-launched with rights placed at its heart

9th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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We need to talk about poverty and smoking

Elizabeth Hurst-High examines the links between living in poverty and smoking

8th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Systemic change needed to tackle poverty

Ffyona Taylor says we must never accept inequality and social exclusion as the status quo

8th October 2019 by TFN Guest

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How to influence legislation in the Scottish Parliament

Robert McGeachy and Mark Ballard give a preview of their book, The Public Affairs Guide to Scotland: Influencing Policy and Legislation

1st October 2019 by TFN Guest

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Time to end the physical punishment of children

Mary Glasgow says MSPs have the chance to take a momentous step by approving new legislation aimed at giving equal protection to children

27th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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Brexit: leaving no-one behind

​Tressa Burke on the implications of Brexit for those with disabilities and care services in Scotland

6th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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Community hubs can create real change

Donald Inch examines how a rural community came together after the closure of a local school

6th September 2019 by TFN Guest

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Parliament prorogued amidst Brexit chaos - what happens now?

Craig Wilson looks at the implications of Prime Minister Johnson's prorogation of parliament, and the consequences of no deal for the voluntary sector

30th August 2019 by TFN Guest

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