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Dec 18 2018 1:37PM
We won’t end gender-based violence without sex workers

Our understanding of gender-based violence is growing. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) marks the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Dec 12 2018 2:02PM
Our 2018 human rights victories!

As we come to the end of 2018 and head into a new year, I want to say thank you for being a human rights champion. I’m so grateful to be facing the future with you. Together, we’ve achieved so much in the last 12 months.

Nov 5 2018 4:47PM
Why is Twitter still not acting when it receives reports of death threats?

When Rochelle Ritchie reported the death threats she had received on Twitter, the platform did nothing. Twitter need to understand that violence and abuse online can manifest into violence and abuse offline.

Oct 31 2018 1:57PM
The Human Rights Act: Still on high alert

The British Bill of Rights – the replacement for the Human Rights Act 1998 – started off sounding like it might be an opportunity to expand protections and ensure rights, but It quickly became apparent that the idea was a trojan horse.

Oct 31 2018 1:17PM
Peterloo was part of Britain’s long walk to liberty

In cinemas across the UK this week, audiences will watch the story of the Peterloo Massacre retold, recalling the events of 1819 when peaceful protesters in Manchester asking for the vote were attacked by armed soldiers on horseback.

Oct 16 2018 10:31AM
Royal photographer Alexi Lubomirski reveals five top tips for the perfect family photo

Photographer to the stars, Alexi Lubomirski, talks about why our #FamiliesTogether campaign is so important in improving UK law for refugees who have been separated from their families and homes.

Sep 25 2018 1:53PM
Why Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein’s case matters

“Well, we all married at her age what is the problem really?!”, “What do you mean her husband raped her??”, “He is her husband and she should submit to him, this is the whole point of marriage!”, “She killed someone, no matter the...

Sep 18 2018 5:30PM
Is the Refugee Family Reunion Bill being blocked by the Government?

In 2018, MPs voted overwhelmingly to support a Bill to change the restrictive Home Office rules which keep many refugee families apart. So, why has nothing changed?

Aug 30 2018 4:42PM
Will the recruitment of child soldiers ever end?

Military groups all over the world continue to recruit child soldiers to fight and perform duties to further their campaigns despite international law ruling it illegal; these children are vulnerable to terrifying abuse.

Aug 29 2018 12:11PM
Good things come in threes

Good news! These last weeks of summer have been exceptional for us, seeing the release of three human rights defenders.

Aug 15 2018 2:02PM
Will you help us side with rights?

Every day, ordinary people stand up for freedom and equality. They speak out for what is right and fair for all of us, but they are in great danger. Will you help us show them, and the world, you're on their side?

Aug 15 2018 1:31PM
Will you help send backup to those who need it?

Every day, ordinary people stand up for freedom and equality: for their communities, for themselves, for you. But they need backup to stay safe. That means they need your voice. Will you join us?

Aug 14 2018 5:03PM
Will you help us defend the defenders?

Every day, ordinary people with extraordinary passion stand up for human rights, they are called human rights defenders. But they are in great danger. So who’s protecting them?

Jun 15 2018 2:19PM
Brexit: The day politicians left our human rights protections behind

Politicians have voted to take away the EU Charter of Rights after Brexit - this is a serious step backwards for human rights in the UK.

Jun 7 2018 4:54PM
It’s time for politicians to vote for human rights

Human rights protections are used daily to defend people’s freedom. Now it’s time for politicians to vote for human rights.

May 25 2018 4:20PM
A moment to celebrate the undeniable wonder of family life

As half-term kicks off, people across the country will be spending it with family. But there are also many refugee families who are separated by the UK's cruel immigration restrictions.

May 8 2018 5:18PM
Stop saying 'illegal' immigrants

The word 'illegal' comes very easy to policy and law makers, but very few give much thought to what it means and whom it affects.

Apr 20 2018 4:59PM
Good News! Mahadine has been released

Thank to everyone who donated in support of your Mahadine appeal. We delighted to tell you the brilliant news that Mahadine has been released and is back with his family.

Apr 14 2018 10:00AM
Syria military intervention: 6 key points to help protect civilians

Several governments have begun military action against Syria. Whatever happens, they must protect civilian life.

Apr 8 2018 4:37PM
After Saydnaya, we'll rebuild

Kristyan Benedict - @KreaseChan I’m in Beirut and my second workshop with the Syrian human right initiative Ta’afi has just wrapped up. As I’m collecting my papers, Ahmad, the head of Ta’afi, which works to resettle and empower newly...