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    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.

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    Rights Defenders Action Group

    The Rights Defenders Action group is made up of a group
    of young human rights defenders working to promote and
    protect human rights— and to make it easier for other
    young people to do so.

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    News and Stories

    News and stories about children and young people defending human rights in Scotland, including blogs from children and young people themselves.

Are you a Rights Defender?

Human rights defenders are people who act to promote or protect human rights— including children and young people.

They might do this on their own or do it by working with others.

And being one is about what you do, not about who you are. You might be one now, without even knowing you are.

Often, only adults are recognised as human rights defenders.

But thousands of children and young people in Scotland are defending human rights right now.

We think it’s time they’re protected when they do.

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Adults who support you

Any adult can support children and young people to be human rights defenders, but some of them have a duty to do so.

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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.

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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.

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