05 The Right to Life

Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Directed by Kenny Glenaan

A recent Scottish Executive study revealed that young men in Scotland are twice as likely to commit suicide than those in England. The study also revealed that those in areas of high deprivation are seven times more likely to take their own lives than those in better off parts of Scotland. Although often not seen or heard about, most analysts believe that the main reason for such high suicide rates is a sense of hopelessness towards the future.

The right to life puts faces to these shocking statistics and asks the question: do young men in the most socially deprived areas of Scotland have the right to life?

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