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17 December 2018

Birthrights and Birth Companions are using human rights to improve maternity care

Rebecca Brione, Birthrights
Birthrights is working with Birth Companions to identify and promote how rights-respecting maternity care can improve the experience of pregnancy and childbirth for women who are facing severe disadvantage.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
16 November 2018

From abolishing slavery to protecting human rights today, legal action has played an important role

David Sampson
The law can be a powerful tool for change across the voluntary sector and across issues, and not just for those who see themselves as 'legal charities'.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
6 August 2018

How are we using the law as a tactic for social change?

Harriet Lowe
This blog introduces our landscape review of this field - the first publication by our Learning Partners to the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
16 November 2017

How to use the law for social change

Shauneen Lambe, Just for Kids Law
Law and human rights based approaches are important tools for the voluntary sector; and there is already some research about how the voluntary sector can use it well.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
20 September 2017

Beyond hunger and the food bank: a new right to food

Kath Dalmeny & Koldo Casla
Hunger is not a thing of the past in the UK. Members of a new alliance explain what a right to food would mean for consumers and producers, and why now is the time to take it seriously.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
20 September 2017

The socio-economic duty: a human rights remedy against austerity and inequality

Koldo Casla, Just Fair
Why Just Fair is leading the #1forEquality campaign urging the UK government to adopt the socio-economic duty.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
11 July 2017

The time is right, the time is now: human rights and housing

Dessie Donnelly
Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) and its partners are supporting social housing tenants in Scotland and Ireland to use human rights approaches to address their housing problems.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
10 April 2017

Is it time to stop talking about independence?

Caroline Slocock, Civil Exchange
Caroline sums up the findings of the 6th annual health check on the independence of the voluntary sector - A Shared Society?
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
18 January 2017

Children’s rights in Scotland: using the law to advance policy

Janet Cormack, Clan Childlaw
Janet explains the purpose of the Children’s Rights Strategic Litigation Group which connects lawyers and voluntary sector organisations with an interest in children's rights.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
17 March 2016

Independence in Question: the voluntary sector in 2016

Caroline Slocock, Civil Exchange
The independence of the voluntary sector has hit a five year low according to Civil Exchange’s new report, Independence in Question.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector