The Scottish Youth Parliament has launched a campaign on young people’s rights, titled ‘Right Here, Right Now’, aiming to make sure that the rights of young people living in Scotland are upheld, respected, and taken into account by our nation’s decision-makers.
Following a consultation with more than 5,000 young people across the nation, Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) voted to focus all their efforts on the rights of young people in Scotland.
SYP’s 2016-21 youth manifesto, Lead the Way, which received more than 70,000 consultation responses, found that 76% agreed that ‘The United National Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) should be fully incorporated into Scots law, and the rights of children and young people should be protected and promoted’.
As a result, ‘Right Here, Right Now’ will work to ensure that Scotland’s young people are aware of and understand their own rights, and are empowered to take action to defend their own rights and those of others. Furthermore, Right Here, Right Now calls for Scotland’s decision-makers to take a human rights-based approach to all policy-making, service provision, and planning, ensuring young people’s voices are at the heart of decisions affecting them.
Read more: http://www.syp.org.uk/right_here_right_now