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Snow wants human rights for Christmas (and forever more)
Broadcaster Jon Snow came to Belfast this week for the launch of the NIHRC Annual Report - and took the opportunity to throw his full support behind human rights and their place at the centre of society.
Representative groups say Northern Ireland is not an impossible place for transgender people - but it is very difficult. Here are legislative requests from a leading support group, launched at Stormont this week.
Innovation or bust - Northern Ireland needs to move with the times
Funding is tight. Without innovation, services in Northern Ireland will stagnate - and if you are not improving you are declining. Scope looks at former Downing Street Policy Director Geoff Mulgan's address on innovation in Belfast this week.
Will the abortion ruling make any difference?
The High Court has ruled that Northern Ireland abortion law is in breach of Human Rights law. Scope asks if this will make any difference.
Zero suicides is a realistic target
Fergus Cumiskey, MD of Contact NI, speaks to Scope about how a change in attitude could make huge improvements in Northern Ireland's high rate of those at risk of dying by suicide.
Commission publishes NI charities' annual accounts online
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has upgraded its online register so it can now display each charity’s annual accounts.
Social innovation in action Part Two: Fab Labs
Social innovation takes many forms. One of the most revolutionary is the Fab Lab movement which sets out to transform not just communities, but the entire manufacturing industry.
Care crash - change course or face disaster
Care provision could soon collapse. Scope highlights some of the problems facing an independent sector that is facing rising demand and shrinking funds.
Social Innovation in action: The Clare Project
Social Innovation is the new big thing for the sector. But there’s a problem. Although it is a very simple concept its proponents are so fond of jargon that few understand what it is all about.
Widening the gap: Education department policy discriminates against migrant children
Pamela Yeh has returned to Northern Ireland after eight years abroad to face the nightmare of the school transfer tests …
Why apathy remains an enemy: democracy still functions, if only just
Northern Irish political progress has three gears - slow, stop and reverse - but even though it was killed by a Petition of Concern, the latest marriage equality vote in Stormont shows the public can still force change.
What each of the new government departments will do
The Fresh Start agreement outlines how the new government departments will be structured in Northern Ireland. For the benefit of our readers here is that section in full …
The end for LGBT? Why trans issues should be separate
Transgender support and rights charity Focus, the Identity Trust, speaks with Scope about why treating the issues it deals with alongside lesbian, gay and bisexual matters is wrong.
Northern Ireland's mental health crisis: is the worst yet to come?
Northern Ireland has the highest incidence of mental ill health in the UK and yet spends less on its prevention and treatment than anywhere else.