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Opinion: abortion - our laws are in urgent need of reform
Grainne Teggart, Northern Ireland campaigner for Amnesty Interntional and head of its My Body My Rights campaign, writes for Scope to say that local abortion laws lack decency in the way they treat women in distress.
The Wrong Mrs Vo - do the unborn have rights?
Scope examines the landmark European case which ruled that the unborn do not have a right to life
Abortion in Northern Ireland: an overview
Abortion is amongst the most divisive issues in our tumultuous society. In the first of a series of pieces looking at this issue as it comes to a time of great flux, Scope outlines where we are and how we got there.
Eat your heart out Justin Bieber you''ll never out-twitter Ó Muilleoir
Scope stops off in South Belfast to examine politicians on social media and stumbles across the politician who out-tweets Obama.
This latest spending cut will boost crime
Scope cartoonist Patrick Sanders sums up that there is to be said about the devastating cuts to NIACRO and the impact on re-settling offenders.
The irony of calling quotas patronising
This month Scope has chosen to discuss gender quotas in politics. Here political activist - and feminist - Adrianne Peltz outlines why many of the standard objections are objectionable.
Pity the poor children of the cuts
We could all end up paying a very high price for cuts to Early Years services, Scope explores the implications.
The need for new politics in NI
This month Belfast hosted Imagine! - a "festival of ideas and politics". Scope speaks to director Peter O'Neill about why he thinks it was important and his hopes for making it an annual event.
Gender quotas? Do me a favour - politicians are all the same anyway
Political commentator Alex Kane explains why quotas for female politicians will never get his vote.
Saving the Festival is like nailing legs to a cadaver and telling it to walk
Tom Collins who had oversight of the Belfast Festival at Queens for 11 years explains why he believes it cannot be saved.
BIG new youth fund has fresh focus
Collaboration with youth at every stage is a new requirement for any groups looking to access some of the Big Lottery's new £50m pot aimed at Empowering Young People.
A lost opportunity: how the public sector could grow the economy by promoting innovation
The public sector currently spends £2.7 billion a year. Scope examines how this massive spending power could be used to grow the economy and produce better services
The case for gender quotas in politics
In the past week female representation in politics has been at the forefront of debate. But has a new Stormont report moved anything forward - and was it wrong to rule out quotas? Scope examines the issue.
Lagan Valley MLAs on Twitter: what's the worst that could happen?
The Shakespearean horror of one MLA's destruction through salvation dominates our latest social media overview, as Scope turns to the greater Lisburn area (no doubt a big influence on the bard).