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.
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.