Saturday, February 11, 2006
Article 12 in Scotland
Article 12 in Scotland is a network of young people and organisations who work together to promote youth PARTICIPATION AND INFORMATION RIGHTS, through the medium of peer education, as laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) The European White Paper on Youth and other international human rights charters relevant to young people.
We believe that young people care about their PARTICIPATION AND INFORMATION RIGHTS, and the PARTICIPATION AND INFORMATION RIGHTS of others, and that given the knowledge and the opportunity they will take positive action to make Scotland, the UK, Europe and the World a place where young people are given access to the INFORMATION and OPPORTUNITIES neccessary to PARTICIPATE as equal citizens at all levels of society.
Article 12 in Scotland works to make PARTICIPATION AND INFORMATION RIGHTS a reality for young people by: Developing our existing network to fully reflect the diversity of Scottish young people Undertaking research to identify the needs and concerns of young people relating to their PARTICIPATION AND INFORMATION RIGHTS
Producing jargon free RIGHTS information, on this Website and in leaflet/booklet/cd/dvd/video format for distribution locally, nationally and internationally Organising RIGHTS BASED events/conferences/training for young people throughout Scotland and in Europe and the Euromed region
*ARTICLE 12 IN SCOTLAND WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR WORK IS MADE POSSIBLE BY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM: THE SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE, THE BRITISH COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION - YOUTH Programme