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Blog: Adding human rights to our collective power!

Lydia Murphy, Development Officers, The Poverty Alliance Clilck here to read the Together for Change report!   “it has allowed me to grow and a human rights approach has run through it all”   Since January 2022 we have been working to support organisations and communities to add human rights to their collective power through our … Read more

Poverty is a human rights failure

Blog: Poverty is a cause and a consequence of human rights failures.

Ashley McLean, Policy & Parliamentary Officer & Lydia Murphy, Development OfficerThe Poverty Alliance Click here to read our consultation response Poverty means being unable to make ends meet, it means making sacrifices, and it means a life where you are not afforded dignity. Human rights are minimum standards developed to ensure we are all able … Read more

Poverty is a failure of human rights

Poverty and inequality are creating a human rights crisis in the UK

Lydia MurphyDevelopment Officer, Poverty Alliance In March, organisations from Scotland went to Geneva, giving evidence to as the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights about the UK’s human rights record. Their reports – and reports from other civil society organisations across the country– show that there is a human rights crisis in the … Read more

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Breaking the barriers to higher education for asylum seekers

As part of our Rights in Action project, we worked with community researchers to explore how they could use their human rights to push for change. In this guest blog, one of the researchers talks about breaking barriers that asylum seekers and refugees face when it comes to getting access to higher education in Scotland. … Read more

Lydia Murphy of the Poverty Alliance hosing a Rights In Action workshop.

Governments must keep their human rights promises

Lydia MurphyDevelopment Officer, Poverty Alliance At the Poverty Alliance, we believe that poverty is a denial of fundamental human rights. Our Rights in Action project aims to raise awareness of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and how they can be used as a tool to fight against poverty. Economic, social and cultural rights are those … Read more

Poverty is a human rights failure

Rights in Action: Why are we thinking about poverty and human rights? 

At the Poverty Alliance, we have long favoured taking a human rights approach to our anti-poverty work.  Fundamentally, human rights are about ensuring that we are all able to lead dignified lives. Poverty can strip people of their dignity and is a human rights failure, stopping people from being able to access their human rights.  … Read more

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