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Dan.Wood

Posted 17th Oct 2013

Human Rights and Scouting

Dear Fellow Scouts,

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Dan.Wood

Hi Kaddi. Sorry. I hadn’t fully appreciated your question initially. Obviously, I can't speak on behalf of the World Scout Committee, so you would need to ask the Chairman/SG directly if you wanted to know for sure. My understanding is that this was, at least in part, a reaction to the recent passing of legislation regarding homosexuality in Uganda. From my perspective it is disappointing that this has not yet been made clear in introducing the context of the statement as I believe was agreed. The Human Rights Task Force (of which I am a member) provided its advice to WSC at their request on this matter amongst other things. It almost goes without saying, of course, that the matter in Uganda is of course far from the only consideration for Scouting in respect of Human Rights and I think the statement is right to make clear that the stance does not only apply to a specific instance or issue. Our posture and approach in Scouting is as an educational Movement based on clear values and principles, not as a campaigning or advocacy organisation. HRTF has also been working on its report to the World Scout Conference which was also reviewed and accepted at the recent WSC meeting. This proposes developments in our approach to Human Rights Education and suggests strengthening our policy position to make even clearer that WOSM and NSOs should respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. I do hope this helps you. Best wishes, Dan Translate

BattleDragons

Posted 16th Oct 2013

Engaging Diversity around the World through JOTI

The cub scouts of Pack 102 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA will be online to experience JOTI as a me

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BattleDragons

Thank you Cynthia! I couldn't agree more :) If your group is participating in JOTI, we would love to meet you online! Translate

World Scouting

Posted 20th Mar 2013

Walk for Peace

In the city of Santa Ana, El Salvador, the Catholic Diocese organised a walk for peace, whereby a

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World Scouting

Posted 7th Dec 2012

Rover Scouts call for Peace in Diversity for Kenyans

The Kenya Scouts Association’s National Youth Representatives, Grace Michuki and Nelson Opany, ha

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World Scouting

Posted 24th Sep 2012

Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre inaugurated on the Irish border

Located within the border region of Ireland, between Cavan, Fermanagh and Monaghan, the “Castl

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