Thomas Hughes, Executive Director of Article 19, discusses threats and political motives affecting freedom of expression worldwide. He reveals the unprecedented threat to press freedom in Turkey, the biggest jailer of journalists worldwide. The figures of murdered and jailed reporters and human rights defenders in 2018 across the globe are shocking.
Sascha Lavin, is a member of the policy and advocacy team at Care UK. Their slogan “Fighting Poverty. Defending Dignity” stands for their invaluable work of empowering women and girls and preserving equal rights. She speaks about the ongoing the humanitarian aid crisis that has suffocated Yemen and parts of Indonesia.
Football Beyond Borders is an education charity which uses football as an engagement tool to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ceylon Hickman, the head of volunteering, discusses the vital work and challenges they encounter and how supporting disengaged youngsters provides a solid foundation inspiring the youth to excel at their class work while embracing […]
Chris Clement, former director of RESET, talks about the vital work of supporting 100 communities willing to welcome refugee families in the UK under the community sponsorship scheme. The RESET team provides community groups with information about housing, financial commitment and training potential sponsors on how to integrate resettled refugees. They also provide guidance to […]
Elna Søndergaard a senior legal advisor at DIGNITY talks about her work at one of the oldest torture rehabilitation centres in the world. The NGO based in Copenhagen announced that 30% of refugees have experienced torture and 121 countries still use this barbaric act. She talks about the campaign against the extensive use of solitary […]
Christian Friis Bach, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council, the biggest international NGO in Denmark talks about supporting refugees internally displaced in 30 countries including recent work in Syria and Afghanistan. Bach expands on the nature of 22, 000 interviews conducted with migrants travelling toward Europe and shares insights about Denmark’s tough migration policies.
Charlie Fraser, Director of The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network, (TERN) tells IOHR about how his NGO helps refugees develop their business ideas and access the UK workplace. TERN has built a community of more than100 refugee entrepreneurs in London and has recently led a campaign to launch 1000 refugee businesses by 2025
Lisa King, Director of Communications for Refuge, a UK based non-governmental organisation mandated to support women and children threatened by domestic violence, reveals daunting statistics: “Two women a week are killed in the UK and three women every week take their own lives to escape domestic violence. Only 25% of domestic violence is reported in […]
James Denselow, Head of Conflict & Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy for Save the Children talks about the life-saving missions his global team conducts to help protect millions of children worldwide: “We are seeing one in six children globally living in areas affected by conflicts” Photo Credit: Save The Children