Scottish Human Rights Bill for Scotland:  civil society organisations call on MSPs to voice their support

By Site Admin | December 13, 2023

Civil society and human rights organisations have called on the Scottish Government to take progressive steps towards the realisation of all our human rights in Scotland.   Making Rights Real joined with over 50 organisations have signed an open letter…

58 organisations write to First Minister

By Clare MacGillivray | December 11, 2023

To mark Human Rights Day 2023, Making Rights Real and 58 other organisations have signed a joint letter to First Minister Humza Yousaf. Organisations working in communities across Scotland have united to urge the First Minister to take progressive measures…

East Lothian Women’s Survey launches

By Clare MacGillivray | December 11, 2023

Making Rights Real along with Fa’side Women and Girls Group (FWGG) and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group (SWBG) today launched an important report that highlights the human rights impact of the cost of living crisis for women and girls in…

New Board Members: Join Us!

By Site Admin | November 23, 2023

Making Rights Real is a human rights organisation in Scotland that works with communities and grassroots activists to deliver human rights for everyone. We launched in 2020 and are currently developing human rights initiatives with community groups.  We are keen…

Reflections on a student placement with Making Rights Real

By Mere Greta | November 9, 2023

Hannah Kitchen Kirby completed a student placement with Making Rights Real in 2022, while studying for her Masters in Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work. She tells us about her experiences here. My student placement with Making Rights Real…

A People’s Response to a Human Rights Bill in Scotland

By Mere Greta | October 18, 2023

On 14 September, MRR and the Human Rights Consortium Scotland (HRCS) co-hosted a virtual gathering for people we are working alongside to express their views on the new Human Rights Bill.  The conversation focused on rights and duties, access to…

Why Community Development?

By Site Admin | September 27, 2023

Making Rights Real features as a good practice example in a new guide produced by the Community Development Alliance Scotland (CDAS).  Why Community Development? Our Collective Impact explains what community development is and focuses on case studies from around the…

Front cover of a report showing scottish gypsy traveller flag and "our human rights matter"

Travellers’ Rights: Our Rights Matters

By Site Admin | September 25, 2023

Travellers in Perth and Kinross are experiencing significant human rights issues and today launched a groundbreaking report Our Human Rights Matter: A Human Rights Monitoring Report by residents of Double Dykes, Perth that sets out their concerns. People at Double…

Review of SEVEN, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline 9th September 2023

By Mere Greta | September 15, 2023

by Ann Thallon Seven: A Human Rights Documentary Drama: Scottish Public Première, brought to Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall Studio, by ‘Making Rights Real’, 9.9.23. Described as ‘a riveting piece of documentary theatre, SEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who…

Join us Thursday 14th September to form a people’s response to the Human Rights Bill for Scotland!

By Mere Greta | August 17, 2023

A people’s response – make your voice heard about the Human Rights Bill in Scotland! Thursday, 14th September 2023 @ 7pm on ZOOM Join us for an online consultation event to make your voice heard about the Human Rights Bill…