CITIZENS RIGHTS PROJECT
Help us reach migrant voices in your community.
The national taskforce Our Rights In Law is putting together recommendations to the Scottish Government for a new human rights law.
This law would build on existing human rights laws to strengthen how all our rights are protected, and it might include the right to the following economic, social and cultural rights: adequate, accessible and affordable food, the highest possible standard of physical and mental health, adequate housing, a social security safety net, and take part in cultural life. The new law could also include specific rights for disabled people, women, black and minority ethnic people, older people and LGBTI people.
It is paramount therefore, that migrant’s voices are also included. For this reason, and to make sure this law strengthens the rights of those whose homes are in Scotland but who were born elsewhere, we have organised conversations in Italian, Spanish, Polish and Romanian.
These will take place in the following dates:
- 11/01/2021 at 6pm - Polish - Register for this conversation here.
- 13/01/2021 at 6pm - Italian | Register for this conversation here.
- 14/01/2021 at 6pm - Spanish - Register for this conversation here.
- 15/01/2021 at 6pm - Romanian - Register for this conversation here.
Please note that not everyone who register will be selected and that NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE ON HUMAN RIGHTS WILL BE REQUIRED.
We want to make sure that a wide variety of experiences and voices of these communities are included in this conversation, and we would be grateful if you could help us publicise this among your constituencies, communities, members, network and/or people you support. We are looking for migrants from different age groups, living in different parts of Scotland, with different backgrounds, experiences and walks of life.
The conversation will be held online via Zoom. There will be a maximum of 12 people in the conversation and it will take about 2 hours.
We are aware that this will discriminate against people who do not have access to the Internet or who do not have the knowledge to use a tool like Zoom. For this reason, if you know someone whose knowledge and experience can enrich and bring important information to the conversation, please let us know and we will try to find a way to include them.
Thank you very much in advance for your support.
We hope you are having a peaceful and joyful festive period and winter break.
Our mailing address is:
Citizens' Rights Project
St. Margaret's House
151 London Road (Room G7)
Edinburgh, EH7 6AE