- White Ribbon Scotland Campaign
- No Recourse No Safety
- Trafficking in Scotland
- Terrorism, Security and Human Rights
- Scottish Gypsy Travellers
We're working to tackle discrimination against Scottish Gypsy Travellers. Although this discrimination has been well-documented, it remains widespread.
The main thrust of our campaigning so far has been encouraging Local Authorities to comply with the recommendations outlined in the 2001 Scottish Equal Opportunities Committee Enquiry and the latest update to this in March 2013. We are also challenging the often negative media representations of Scottish Gypsy Travellers. Learn more about our campaign
The White Ribbon campaign exists to engage men in tackling violence against women, one of the key objectives of Amnesty's Stop Violence Against Women campaign. Amnesty has helped set up White Ribbon Scotland to continue this work in Scotland. Visit the website to find out more, and take the White Ribbon pledge.
In many ways, Scotland leads the world in its response to domestic abuse, its integrated strategic framework on violence against women and its gendered analysis of violence. However as immigration is a reserved issue, there are women who are falling between the gaps. In Scotland, we have joined forces with Scottish Women's Aid to campaign for the Scottish Government to provide emergency funding for women in Scotland with no recourse to public funds so that they can access vital refuge spaces and services.
Download Amnesty International and Scottish Women's Aid joint briefing here.
Read more about no recourse rule.
Amnesty International's Scottish office has published a briefing into trafficking in Scotland and is urging the Scottish Government to provide appropriate resources and protection for the victims of trafficking. Find out more / Download the report
We are seriously concerned that Tasers could become a common sight on Scotland's streets. They are fundamentally dangerous weapons and the tool of choice for torturers because of their ability to inflict intense pain, leaving little or no marks. Find out more