The good, the bad and the gorilla – 2016’s lesson in strategic communications

Nicky Hawkins reflects on what we can learn from 2016. At the risk of stating the obvious, it's been a very strange year and many of us have felt blindsided by the turn of events and their implications.

Hillsborough – when words fail us

Nicky Hawkins reflects on how we use language when terrible things happen.

This week, as the full horror of Hillsborough and the systematic cover-up by the authorities is finally laid bare, I am struck by the inadequacy […]

Rights for Life – stories to share

Human rights are for everyone. We may need them when we’re young and at school or in the care of the state. We might need them at work, when we’re struggling to live a full […]

Free event to find out why human rights matter to older people

Our partner Age UK has been running a three year project called Our Rights Our Voices to promote awareness and understanding of how human rights are relevant for older people.

A free event is being held […]

Showing domestic violence the red card

The police already knew that Marc Chivers was a violent man and that he was a particular threat to women. In the past he had been convicted of the killing of a girlfriend, and had […]

Who cares…when they don’t even know your name?

Meet Charles, and see the contrast between the life he has now to the life he has lived. He’s not ‘loving later life’, because he is being ignored, neglected and forgotten. Human rights give […]

The stats don’t work

Nicky Hawkins blogs about the missing human side in the current debate around human rights:

The measles outbreak  in the US has led to impassioned responses on both sides of the Atlantic. My Facebook and Twitter […]

Remembering the Holocaust and human rights

Rachel Krys blogs about remembering the human rights atrocities of the Holocaust and what human rights mean for all of us today:

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK. 70 years since the liberation of […]

Human rights in two families’ battles to expose the truth about the death of their sons

Pui-Yi Cheng writes about the human rights tragedies of two disabled young men who died in care:

Nico loved music, slapstick comedy and being at the centre of attention. He was born with cerebral palsy and […]

The Guardian asks what’s happened to children’s human rights?

For Human Rights Day 2014, Zoe Williams asks why we are ignoring the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child when it comes to child poverty and access to food. Read more here.

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