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Children and young people all over Scotland are acting as Rights Defenders, and adults are taking steps to make sure more of them can. Here are some of the recent Rights Defenders stories that have been happening around our country.

Chloe and Kayleigh: Defending human rights in Inverness

Chloe and Kayleigh are two young Rights Defenders from Shetland. In this blog, they talk about their experiences at this year’s Human Rights Gathering on Rights Defenders.

Launching our Rights Defenders Action Group

Last month, Bruce – the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland – launched the Rights Defenders Action Group, which brings together young human rights defenders from across Scotland. Here, Action Group member Charlotte talks about how the first session went.

‘Don’t be afraid; just go for it!’ Scottish Children Take Over the United Nations

Kara Brown from the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland's office blogs about the inspiring child human rights defenders she met at the UN's Day of General Discussion.

Child Human Rights Defenders from Scotland prepare for UN Day of General Discussion

Children and young people from across Scotland are preparing to travel to Geneva for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (DGD), which takes place on Friday 28th September.

Scottish children use giant shields to deliver key rights messages to the United Nations

Every good superhero needs a shield, and that’s just what a group of young Scottish Human Rights Defenders have taken to Geneva this week.

How adults can support children to be Rights Defenders— in the words of children themselves

Young Human Rights Defenders have talked about the support people like them need to Child Rights Connect, an international network promoting rights.

How can Scotland help you defend human rights?

Children and young people face barriers to defending rights in Scotland. Here are four we identified in our written submission to the United Nations.

Children’s Parliament: Blogging on Glow

Children's Parliament have been regularly blogging in the run up to this month's Day of General Discussion, and the latest blog features their Rights Defenders shields.