2017 has seen BIHR achieve significant positive change in human rights practice and policy across the UK. Working with our partners and beneficiaries, assisted by our supporters and funders, here are just ten of our achievements this year...
 

17,989 beneficiaries reached by our various projects and programmes from Aug 2016 to Dec 2017

3 nationwide health, care & human rights projects completed, working with patients, families, carers, advocates and staff independently evaluated as improving outcomes for people and services. For more information visit our health & care hub, here.

Taking the human rights conversation beyond London with the Human Rights Tour, our community outreach with hundreds of people in Northampton, Aberdeen, Oswestry, Pontypridd, Cardigan, Jersey and Brighton, coupled with positive social media action for March for Human Rights

New clinical module launched at QMUL enabling law students to benefit from a human rights in practice course

100+ groups supported to network and share information and build influence on human rights in general, and Brexit in particular, via our Human Rights Alliance

Appeared at the United Nations to amplify the voice of UK civil society on the government's human rights record at home as part of the UPR, with follow-up actions, including media coverage, joint letters to the government, resulting in better transparency  

National advocacy toolkit launched to support people using services, their carers, family and friends, and formal advocates to ensure health and care services treat people with dignity and respect, with a specific resource for people living with learning disabilities and/or autism  

145 groups speaking up on Human Rights Day in our letter to the Prime Minister, published in the Sunday Telegraph, with a social media reach of over 1 million people 
3 new short animations produced telling real stories about the everyday value of human rights for people needing health and care services

1 snap general election navigated, providing briefings and support, with increased calls for the protection of human rights from across civil society

The support of people who care about human rights at home enables us to continue our work and make a positive difference in practice and policy. Find out more about supporting us here