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    Defending Young People’s Rights in the Digital World

    Read Alex O’Reilly – a member of YoungScot’s 5Rights Youth Leadership Group – on how he helps promote rights by exploring how they can be protected in the digital world.

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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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YoungScot 5Rights Youth Leadership Group: Defending Young People’s Rights in the Digital World

Alex O’Reilly is a member of YoungScot’s 5Rights Youth Leadership Group, who promote the rights of children and young people in Scotland by exploring how they can be protected in the digital world. In this blog, he talks about what the Group’s been doing.

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Swimming to the surface: Eilidh’s story as a human rights defender

Eilidh of our Human Rights Defenders Action Group writes about how identifying as a human rights defender has helped her stand up for herself and her own needs.

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