Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Set up after the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh during the 2005 G20 meeting, the festival aims to
1. raise the profile of international justice and development issues;
2. provide an annual ‘shop window’ to the public; and
3. be a platform for co-operation and debate for the world justice movement in Edinburgh.
It puts together the programme of the festival which in 2014 is from 04 – 11 October, organising some key events, and co-ordinating all the other events which are put on by supporting organisations

RoWAN

RoWAN wants to help people reduce their waste. A Scotland that is zero waste is going to be healthier and cleaner. We have participated in a broad range of environmental work. As a Community charity we are going door to door for the Waste Less Inverness project on recycling and working in schools in the RUUp4It project doing composting and gardening.

Scottish Youth Parliament

The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. We are a young people’s parliament, designed by young people and led by young people for the benefit of young people. We are committed to ensuring young people are heard by the decision makers of Scotland and we are determined to campaign on the issues which matter most to Scotland’s young people.

The Skinny

The Skinny is Scotland’s largest entertainment and listings magazine, targeting 16 – 35 year olds we are a free monthly newsprint press, with further information available online and via our weekly eNewsletter.

The Skinny aims to encourage our readership to actively engage and participate with the cultural scenes and emerging artists across Scotland. Via extensive coverage of music, visual arts, independent film, literature and more we hope to provide awareness of the individuals, groups and communities that are creating Scotland.

Bertha Foundation

Bertha Foundation dreams of a more just world and supports forms of activism that aim to bring about change. We champion those using media, law and enterprise as tools to achieve their vision. We envision a society where stories come from many different voices, where law is used as a tool for justice and where business delivers positive social impact.

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Jubilee Scotland

Jubilee Scotland is a coalition of faith groups, charities, unions and other civil society groups who campaign together, and as part of the international debt movement, for the total and unconditional cancellation of all unjust and unpayable poor country debt.

We believe that poverty is an artificial and not a natural state. It is perpetuated by institutions such as debt, and dismantling such institutions is necessary to create a more equal world. We have been part of many campaign victories in the past and look forward to being involved in many more.

Sheila McKechnie Foundation

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is here to support individuals, groups and communities to have the skills and confidence to speak up and take effective action on issues that matter to them. We do this by connecting, informing and supporting campaigners.

All our work is focused on empowering people to have a voice. The bulk of our work is focused on those who are new to campaigning, are marginalised, have few resources and cannot get the support they need elsewhere.