Welcome to Article 12 in Scotland’s website
This website aims to provide rights based information and training resources to those who share our vision and mission
We believe that governments, professionals, and the wider community all have a role to play in building an environment that respects, values and validates the contributions of young people.
Our work is underpinned by the principle of free participation: the right to participate as equal citizens at all levels of society without fear or favour and a process that facilitates the participation of all young people on their own terms and according to their own realities, a principle that, if realised, facilitates informed choice, freedom, dignity, respect and demonstrates an acceptance that young people have the same human rights entitlements as adults.
We work to achieve this by supporting some of the most marginalised young people, such as young Gypsy/Travellers, young people looked after by the state and young people experiencing mental ill-health to:
*Undertake research to identify needs and concerns relating to their participation rights and have those needs and concerns given due weight and attention by key decision makers at local, national and international level
*Produce and disseminate rights information online and in leaflet/booklet/cd/dvd format for distribution locally, nationally and internationally
*Organise, or assist others to organise, rights based events/conferences/workshops/training courses.