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    Rights Defenders toolkit

    A new toolkit from Children’s Parliament and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner explains the work we’ve done around child human rights defenders and contains practical activities that will let you carry out a project of your own.

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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.

News and stories

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New toolkit helps children act as human rights defenders

Tonight we’re launching a toolkit that’s a resource for adults across Scotland who work with children and young people. It explains the work
we’ve done around child human rights defenders and contains practical activities that will let you carry out a project of your own.

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Protections for protest: Young rights defenders on climate strike

As children and young people across Scotland demand urgent action on climate change, we blog on why their right to protest must be respected.

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