Archive for the Social justice Category

It’s time to see the Bigger Picture: our solutions to climate change must be about more than numbers

This blog post was originally a talk given by Keesje Avis at a webinar entitled “Scotland’s Response to the Climate Emergency” hosted by FoES and partners. See all the presentations here. When talking and thinking about climate change mitigation, we tend to talk about numbers and in

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Respecting the right to food during lockdown and crisis response: We need to talk about state duties

it is concerning that other significant emergency funding packages have fallen back on models of charitable food aid rather than providing direct entitlements. So we need to talk about the UK governments’ obligation to respect human rights, including the right to food during these challenging circumstances.

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Dignity at a time like this

Cooking at home

As more information has emerged about how coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect day-to-day lives, many of us have felt nervous, scared and confused about how we and our families will cope with the restrictions on our movement and potential health problems that will come.   For many, this has

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Food bank managers, Campaigners, Farmers and MSPs break bread in celebration of the right to food

Braving some of the worst weather of 2019, food bank managers, farmers and environmental and social justice charities shared a meal with MSPs outside of the Scottish Parliament in celebration of International Human Rights Day.  The event, organised by the Scottish Food Coalition, was visually striking, with

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