Here at BIHR, we work to enable change through human rights by supporting people and organisations to use human rights advocacy and approaches in their everyday life to achieve positive social change.
We aim for the lightbulb moments - when people make the connection between human rights and the work they do every day.
We move human rights from the law books to everyday life, using real examples and a practical human rights-based approach.
In 2021, we supported over 2,200 staff members working in 36 public bodies and services across the UK.
Over 560 people used our template to respond to the UK Government’s consultation on Human Rights Act reform.
In 2021, we supported over 700 staff members and beneficiaries across 90 community and voluntary groups
We work in four different areas, all of which feed into each other. When individuals are empowered with human rights knowledge, they can use this knowledge to talk to public bodies and make change in their lives. When communities use human rights as their road map, they can take steps towards tacking tackle social injustices. When organisations understand how the law can support them to make rights-respecting decisions, staff are empowered to provide better care and support for the people they work with. And when policy-makers hear and amplify the voices of people with lived experience, they can change systems for the better.
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