Better Culture

There were three priorities for SNAP 2013 – 2017 in striving towards a Better Culture of human rights in Scotland:

Empowerment: Increasing people’s understanding of human rights and their participation in decisions

Ability: Increase organisations’ ability to put human rights into practice

Accountability: Increasing accountability through human rights based laws, governance and monitoring


The first year of Better Culture focused on bringing together groups and people committed to the objective of a human rights culture.

A pilot social media campaign – #OurRightsSNAP – took place to mark SNAP’s first anniversary and International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2014.

A series of innovation forums took place in 2014-15 to explore how to improve human rights culture at a local level. There are more details on these in the SNAP Year Two Report.

A bigger awareness raising campaign, funded by the Scottish Government and shaped by Action Group members, took place in the run-up to SNAP’s second anniversary and International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015.