The soaring cost of food, energy and other essentials threatens the basic rights of many of us, especially those who are already living in poverty. As part of Challenge Poverty Week 2022, we will be exploring why taking a human rights based approach, & securing all of our human rights in law and policy and budgets, is essential in the face of this crisis.
What about the human right to food? The human right to adequate housing? The human right to healthcare? Even the human right to social security? How do we better realise these fundamental human rights for all of us in Scotland in the midst of this unfolding crisis that impacts them so greatly?
Join us on Zoom on Monday 3rd October from 1-2:15pm to hear from experts about how civil society can respond to the crisis in a human rights-based way, and what governments in Scotland and the UK could do to protect people’s human rights throughout this difficult time and beyond.
We are delighted to be joined by the following speakers who will help us to explore these issues:
- Toni Valbonesi, Policy & Research Officer for One Parent Families
- Asma Abdalla, CEO and Founder of Empower Women for Change
- Helen Flynn, Head of Policy, Research and Campaigns for Just Fair
- Alison Hosie, Research Officer for the Scottish Human Rights Commission
We want our events to be accessible to everyone. Please email Rebecca@hrcscotland.org as soon as possible if you have any accessibility needs.