New Board Members: Join Us!

By Site Admin | May 25, 2022

Making Rights Real is a new human rights organisation in Scotland that works with communities and grassroots activists to deliver human rights for everyone. We launched in 2020 and thanks to funding from Corra Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust,…

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SEVEN – the human rights drama project – introductory workshops

By Site Admin | May 16, 2022

Wednesday 25 May, 10:30am – 1pm An online introductory workshop for women who are interested in participating in our human rights drama project, SEVEN. About this event Are you an activist, campaigner or want to make change happen? Are you a…

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Building Inez’ legacy in Scotland

By Site Admin | January 20, 2022

Clare MacGillivray, Director of Making Rights Real in Scotland reflects on Inez McCormack’s legacy on the anniversary of her death, 21st January 2022. It’s such an honour to reflect on the lasting legacy of Inez McCormack, the Founder of Participation…

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UK Gov plans to replace Human Rights Act “unnecessary, regressive and divisive”

By Site Admin | December 17, 2021

Responding to the UK Government’s announcement on 14 December 2021 that it plans to replace the Human Rights Act, five leading Scottish human rights organisations released a joint statement calling the proposals “unnecessary, regressive and divisive.” In our statement, Making…

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Why now and why Scotland?

By Site Admin | September 28, 2021

The current human rights policy context in Scotland is positive, dynamic and on divergent tracks to the rest of the UK (rUK). With a real “risk of post-Brexit regression in rights” according to the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human…

Making Rights Real in Scotland Scoping Study

By Site Admin | September 28, 2021

The Baring Foundation funded scoping work to establish Making Rights Real. Led by Clare MacGillivray during 2020, the scoping work was supported by a Scottish Advisory Group including Participation and the Practice of Rights, community activists, the Scottish Human Rights Commission,…

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From Housing Rights to Making Rights Real

By Site Admin | September 28, 2021

Making Rights Real is a small and dynamic organisation with a big vision – human rights for all.  We are supporting communities to use the power of human rights to make social and economic change. The six-year journey to create…