Apr 17 2019 4:44PM
British Born and Bred

In telling my story, I hope that I can draw attention to the citizenship rights of children and young people born and/or raised in the United Kingdom.

Apr 7 2019 10:14AM
Want to get involved in Football Welcomes? Here’s how

For the Football Welcomes weekend, get in touch with a local charity working with refugees and people seeking asylum to offer free tickets to a game, a stadium tour or other activity.

Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
Think twice! Companies doing business in Israeli occupied Palestinian territories

Why should companies steer clear of doing business with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)? Surely, there is nothing wrong with a business relationship with such entities, some of which have been in place

Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
Climate change could become the greatest human rights violation in history

Inspired by the initiative of Swedish school student Greta Thunberg, young people around the world are demanding governments to take urgent action on climate change.

Mar 13 2019 10:14AM
It's time to act on refugee family reunion

If we want to give refugees the best chance to rebuild their lives and contribute to our society, reuniting people with those they love isn’t just humane. It’s common sense.

Mar 8 2019 5:30PM
Write For Rights 2018 wrap up

Over five million messages were sent this year - we're still counting, but it looks like it'll be another record. Thank you for writing!

Mar 8 2019 5:30PM
Write for Rights 2019 wrap up

Over 89,000 online actions sent this year - that's a record! Thank you for your support.

Mar 7 2019 4:36PM
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan released

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, has finally been released after spending more than five and a half years in prison on trumped-up charges.

Feb 25 2019 9:02AM
Food, film and that welcoming feeling

People of all ages and from all walks of life enjoyed the first monthly Welcome Cinema + Kitchen film screening and supper club event of 2019!

Jan 25 2019 12:58PM
Dying to save the environment in Mexico

Mexican environmental defender Julián Carrillo was murdered for defending his Indigenous community. Governments around the world must do more to protect human rights defenders.

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
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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.

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