The countdown to 29 March 2019 when the UK exits the European Union is around the corner. Whether you voted for Brexit or not, no one wants ambiguity around their human rights or the legal support that underpins them. IOHR tracks the impact on rights within the UK and identifies where protection is needed.
The armed conflict in Yemen has left 22.2 million people in need of urgent assistance to combat disease outbreaks, food insecurity, a collapsing health system and a schooling crisis for children. The war in Yemen has resulted in widespread human rights violations.
Ms. Maryam Malekpour, speaks on the details of her brother’s unjust incarceration in Iran since 2008 where he is serving a life sentence and details the torture he endured in prison.
Neil Jameson, the Executive Director of Citizens UK, who received a CBE ‘for services to community organising and social justice’ speaks to IOHRTV about his 30 years of empowering others, supporting UK’s largest civil society alliance, and his future plans.
Sandra Olsson, program manager at Child Soldiers International, a UK-based NGO focuses on the prevention of child recruitment mostly in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Children participated in at least 18 armed conflicts in 2016.
Chris Rose, Director of the Amos Trust, discusses the conditions Palestinians face in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. He speaks on the pattern of detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities, in particular the case of Ahed Tamimi. He also examines creative and non-violent means of resistance used by Palestinian protestors.
On the 7th of April 1994, the genocide began in Rwanda with between 500,000 to a 1,000,000 killed over 100 days.
Carla Ecola (The Outside Project) Government figures indicate there are close to 310,000 people that are homeless in the UK.
Cathy Teesdale – Founder of Humans of Greater London – Introduces IOHR to a global movement of more than 20 million followers aimed at fostering greater empathy and understanding in faith and humanity. Using a combination of a photo and a personal anecdote, Humans of Greater London counteracts divisive narratives in the mainstream media.
Naana Otoo-Oyortey – Executive Director of Forward, talks to IOHR about the nature of FGM, how to safeguard girls and support those who live with its consequences. The number of women and girls who have undergone FGM worldwide has reached 200 million. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of the female…
Charley Boorman – Actor and UNICEF ambassador, recounts his travels to IOHR TV with friend and actor, Ewan Mcgregor, and their humanitarian work worldwide. He speaks on his efforts to advocate for landmine education in Ethiopia, for child soldiers in Uganda and support campaigns to combat HIV/AIDS in southern Africa, among other human rights causes…
Hannah Thomas (Artist) – An Image of Grief – The impact of art rehabilitation programmes on Yazidi women, previously captives of ISIS. Since 2014 thousands of the Yazidi community have suffered rape, death or have disappeared at the hands of ISIS in northern Iraq. Hannah Thomas, an artist and human rights advocate, tells IOHR TV…