from the desk of Edinburgh News
Edinburgh News recently marked International Women’s Day by speaking with inspirational women involved in charity, community and campaign work in Edinburgh. The Director of Making Rights Real, Clare MacGillivray, was featured in their article and you can read the excerpt below.
Focusing on Human Rights now, Edinburgh based Clare MacGillivray founded the group “Making Rights Real” and is also the Director of the organisation. Clare is a community worker, activist and campaigner for human rights and has over 20 years experience of working with communities campaigning for equality and social justice. She has said that she is “doing work I love with people I love” adding that “Making Rights Real is a new charity in Scotland working alongside grassroots community groups to learn about human rights and use them to campaign for change happen in their communities. We’re working with women’s groups across Scotland to campaign on the issues that are important to them and bringing people together to have fun and support each other. “Our first project, launched last year brought the internationally acclaimed play SEVEN, telling the stories of seven inspiring women from around the world to its premier in the Scottish Parliament for Human Rights Day.”