Business and human rights: challenging corporate power
It is not just governments and political opposition movements who are accused of violating human rights, and who need to be pressed to uphold them. The corporate world, which is increasingly dominant in a globalised society, faces major issues in this area.
Improvement of services and resources to tackle chronic pain in Scotland
There are now hours left to sign an important petition, promoted by campaigner Susan Archibald (@susanas4321 on Twitter), seeking the improvement of services and resources to tackle chronic pain in Scotland.
'Getting to Zero’ has been the theme of World AIDS Day on 1 December 20121, reflecting the international advocacy and policy priorities of achieving zero AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, and the elimination of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.
Unpaid Scottish carers concerned about financial charges
Today (28 November 2012) MSPs in the Scottish Parliament are debating the Social Care Scotland Bill that will determine the support offered to unpaid carers for those with debilitating illnesses or disabilities.
Over a thousand clergy of the Church of England signed an open letter to The Independent newspaper on Sunday 18 November 2012, urging the General Synod to vote in favour of women bishops in the debate and ballot today (20 November).
Social media 'shout out' for unfair disability tests campaign
Today (19 November 2012) at 12.30pm the latest phase of a big online campaign to raise awareness about the injustices wrought by the flawed Work Capability Assessment (WCA), which is being used to block vitally needed benefits for many sick and disabled people, becomes visible.