Why 'We Can' make a difference in Pakistan. Farah Khushi, Scottish Circle founder, explains

Growing up in Pakistan, women used to come to visit my Grandmother. At her side, I listened in shock as they explained how they had been beaten by their husbands - often badly. It's not the horror...

Oxfam Praises Announcement of Scottish Climate Justice Fund

The international aid group says the move will place Scotland at the forefront of global efforts to tackle this vital issue. ...

It's time for the Scottish Government to offer full public support to the Robin Hood Tax

Campaigners for a fairer financial system have called on the Scottish Government to support the Robin Hood Tax (RHT) to heap pressure on the UK Coalition to implement it. It comes after the...

Dunblane father PM must not betray victims of armed violence

Dr Mick North has called on Prime Minister David Cameron to show international leadership as the campaign for a historic Arms Trade Treaty reaches its final stages. Dr North's five-year-old...

Roma community clean up city streets as they integrate into Scottish society

At school in Slovakia, Marcela Adamova's pale skin and blue eyes qualified her for a seat at the front of the class with the white pupils - while Roma children were pushed to the back. Marcela...

Oxfam unveils unique investment fund in Scotland

Oxfam is demonstrating to the financial industry that investments in developing countries can deliver both social and financial returns. It comes with the creation of a unique investment opportunity....

Why values matter

What do you value in life? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer has huge importance. Is it money and power? Or are you more interested in equality and the environment? In truth,...

Either we're at war, or all in it together, not both

Our Prime Minister has kicked off 2012 by announcing a pledge to half the amount of red-tape and calling health and safety laws a 'monster'. This is part of a promise he made last year to...

Scots mums speak out over maternal health in Ghana. Death rate amongst newborns nearly 10 times higher

New mothers in Scotland are being asked to compare their experiences of childbirth to those of their counterparts in Ghana as part of a new Oxfam campaign to improve maternal health care across the...

Leading Scottish ladies strike out against domestic violence. Women from worlds of acting, fashion, business and law unite to form new group

A network of high-profile women yesterday marked the formation of the Scottish Circle, a new group dedicated to campaigning and fundraising for women's rights at home and abroad. The 12...

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