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Your Rights, Your Views

What do human rights mean to you?

Did you know human rights include things like the right to housing, food and social security?

What should be done to make rights more of a reality for you and your community?

Find out more, and share your own experiences of human rights in everyday life, at this drop-in event with the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Equality and Rights Network.

The event is particularly for people from black and minority ethnic communities to tell us about their experiences of human rights issues, but everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday 26 November there will be two drop-in sessions:

10.30am-1pm at North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, EH4 4TZ

6.30pm-8pm at Whale Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA

There is no need to attend both sessions!

You can drop in on the day or you can let us know that you’d like to come along by contacting Chloë at the Scottish Human Rights Commission or Euan at EaRN. Our details are:

0131 297 5750 (Scottish Human Rights Commission)

0131 561 8311 (EaRN)

We can cover travel, childcare and any caring costs required to support your participation. Please also let us know if you have any language, communication, access or dietary requirements so that we can make sure the event is fully accessible to you.

Voices of Edinburgh on Tour

Our Voices of Edinburgh Project has been getting out & about in Edinburgh. Our mobile Mini Exhibition has been in a few locations already with lots more to come. Look out for it in a place near you. We always welcome additional contributions to the project so please let us know if you want to get involved. We are planning to be at the Eric Liddell centre on Thursday 24th & Friday 25th October – 12-3pm each day – we would love to see you there!

(see below for a list of dates and venues)

North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, EH4 4TZ  – 26/08 – 20/09

Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG – 09/09 – 04/10

Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Rd, EH10 4DP – 14/10 – 25/10

Edinburgh College (Granton Campus), 350 W Granton Rd, EH5 1QE – 04/11 – 08/11

Whale Arts, 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA – Dates TBC

We are always looking for new venues, in any part of Edinburgh, to host the exhibition so if you know of a location please contact us at EaRN.

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Do you know of any FREE space we can display our Voices of Edinburgh Exhibition?

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What can we do for you?

Interested in a Workshop or Talk within your organisation?

We offer facilitated discussions, workshops and talks on a range of equality, diversity and human rights issues. There is no cost for these and they can be tailored to an organisation’s specific interests or to meet the needs of your staff, volunteers or service users.

If you have any questions or require further information then please get in touch by email or give us a call.

Community Planning Uncovered

Do you know your LOIP from your LIP, your Local Community Planning Partnership from your Neighbourhood Network? The world of Community Planning can seem confusing and inaccessible, however help is at hand!

The Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) are pleased to be hosting a workshop on the new Community Planning structure in Edinburgh. Come along and hear from Deputy Council Leader, and member of the EPB, Councillor Cammy Day, council officers and third sector representatives on:

  • the new structure;
  • the equalities impact of the changes; and
  • how third sector organisations and individuals can best use the community planning tools to influence decision making in the city.

As well as hearing from our speakers there will be time for group discussion and a chance for you to ask questions.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday 25 June from 9.30am-12pm at Norton Park Conference Centre. ***PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE*** Our Community planning workshop will be held at Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk.

Please reserve your free space on our Eventbrite page HERE.

Download the post-event report: Equality and Rights in Edinburgh – Who’s Who?


On the 21 February 2019 the Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) hosted a free networking event at Norton Park Conference Centre titled Equality and Rights in Edinburgh – Who’s Who? Its aim was to give groups, organisations and individuals from the third sector and the public sector in Edinburgh, who work or have an interest in equality and rights, the chance to:

– Find out who’s who, and who’s doing what

– Share and discuss the big issues

– Promote their own projects and initiatives

Over 60 guests attended including representatives from local organisations, projects and community groups as well as EaRN staff members and volunteers. During the event, guests heard from four speakers and were able to participant in tables discussions around topics related to equality and rights issues. They could also visit the market place where 13 organisations hosted stalls.

We have produced a report on this event to capture what happened on the day and to summarise some of the issues discussed.

This report is now ready and you can download it by clicking HERE.