Human Rights: there’s a change gonna come

By Mere Greta | June 15, 2023

by Lisa Walsh, Wise Women I had the privilege of completing a six-month Human Rights training programme with Making Rights Real, and what a heart-warming, memorable and life-changing experience it truly was.  Throughout this blog, I am going to be…

Making Rights Real Director is an extraordinary Edinburgh woman

By Mere Greta | March 9, 2023

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…

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SEVEN: The Scottish Premiere | 8 Dec 2022

By Site Admin | November 25, 2022

Making Rights Real, a Scottish grassroots human rights organisation, is delighted to announce they will be staging the Scottish premiere of SEVEN at the Scottish Parliament on 8th December 2022. Sponsored by Maggie Chapman MSP, the play is staged to…

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Human rights play, SEVEN, gears up for Scottish Premiere for Human Rights Day 2022

By Site Admin | August 26, 2022

“If you put equal rights at the heart of the thing, you have to be sure that everyone is at the table” Inez McCormack Making Rights Real is delighted to announce that rehearsals started this week to bring the play…

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Scottish Government ministers urged to take action as BBC documentary exposes stories of disabled people “locked in hospital”

By Site Admin | August 15, 2022

Tonight (15 August 2022), BBC Scotland airs the documentary “Locked in the Hospital” exposing stories of disabled people locked into hospitals, far from home, and their families’ fight to get them home.  Making Rights Real has joined Inclusion Scotland, C-Change Scotland and 20 other…

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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…

Inez McCormack with Hilary Clinton and Meryl Streep

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,…