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Join our ‘Move and Muse-Walk Through History’ event

‘Move and Muse-Walk’ project in Central London starts in March, led by London Advocacy and HRS, promoting history and community. Our project titled ‘Move and Muse-Walking Through History in Central London’ starts in March. The community walking and support project, run jointly by London Advocacy and Human Rights Solidarity (HRS), will give participants the opportunity to explore the historical and cultural richness of London. It also aims to improve participants’ physical and mental health, teach them new skills and build stronger links with the local community.

 

Funded by the London Marathon Foundation and Transport for London, an expert tour guide will explain the highlights of British history. The events, which will be limited to central London, will take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month and will last approximately 4 hours (11:00-14:00) including breaks.

Details about the programme are as follows:

  •  Participation in the programme with the family will be accepted.
  • We can accept a maximum of 25 participants for each trip. As we anticipate high demand, participants will be accepted in order of registration.
  • The hike will be led by a certified tour guide. During the hike, participants will be provided with headphones and will have the opportunity to listen to the guide’s narration remotely.
  • Participants will receive a certificate of participation (provided they have participated in at least 5 walks).
  • Most of the walks will take place in historic and tourist attractions in central London.
  • There will be no refreshments on the walks, but there will be a coffee break at the end of the programme.

For participation in the event, you can send an e-mail to

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Join us! Here are the HRS volunteer programs

Volunteer at Human Rights Solidarity for hands-on experience in human rights advocacy, research, partnerships, leadership, and community engagement, enhancing employability. As a volunteer at Human Rights Solidarity, you will be immersed in a world of human rights advocacy and learning, gaining experience in research analytical skills, stakeholder engagement and partnerships, presentation skills, events coordination, and leadership positions.

 We have a range of volunteer opportunities from Research Analysts to Partnerships Volunteers to Group Leaders for our various immigrant integration programmes. Each of these experiences will equip you with valuable skills to carry you through your future careers and lives, opening your eyes to the world of human rights and public sector work.

 These roles are perfect for any young people with a desire to create a difference, help a local community, increase their employability in the human rights and government sphere, and a passion for human rights, community engagement, and policy change.

 

AVAILABLE ROLES:

 RESEARCH ANALYST

 As a Research Analyst you will be apart of a team investigating human rights violations in a specific geographical region or a specified topic by the team leader (e.g. women’s rights, trafficking, food and water scarcity etc.). Research methods may include podcast style interviews with experts and text-based analysis. Your will collate your research into a report to be published and on occasion submitted to European Parliament. This is a perfect role for anyone looking to enhance their research and report writing abilities and gain experience in the public sector.

 PARTNERSHIPS AND EVENTS COORDINATOR

 As a Partnerships and Events Coordinator, you will engage in the creation of projects in collaboration with other NGOs and organizations to increase our impact and ability to spread awareness of human rights violations. You may be responsible for working with a team of volunteers to plan events on specific topics of human rights work, contacting speakers, organizations, and participants. This is a great opportunity for anyone passionate about events or partnerships work in the public sector and with a love for project design and management.

 INTEGRATION GROUP LEADER

 As an integration group leader, you will lead one of a selection of immigrant integration programmes we host at HRS. This may be researching and presenting at bi-weekly Know Your Rights events for young asylum seekers and immigrants, leading groups on our Breakfast, Walk, and British History and Culture tours around London, or training young athletes in Basketball on the weekends. This is a great opportunity with a passion for ameliorating society for those less fortunate.

 Join us today and become a part of the HRS family! 

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Community Fund provides grant for our project on refugees
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Community Fund provides grant for our project on refugees

The Community Foundation has recently accepted to grant our new project titled ‘Supporting Refugees and Migrants through Human Rights Workshops’. We are thrilled to announce that the Community Foundation has recently approved a grant to support our project titled “Supporting Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Migrants through Human Rights Workshops.”

The project’s primary objective is to provide human rights workshops to refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants. The workshops will be delivered by human rights experts and will cover topics such as:
·      An overview of human rights laws and conventions
·      Discrimination and how to combat it
·      Accessing healthcare, education, and employment
·      Understanding and navigating the legal system
·      How to advocate for your rights

The workshops will be delivered over a period of 10 months starting June 2023. Each workshop will last for two hours and will be delivered by Human rights experts.

The project will also include a series of social events, including cultural activities and networking opportunities, which will enable participants to build relationships with other refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants and reduce their social isolation.

The grant from Community Foundation will play a pivotal role in supporting the successful execution of this project. The funds will be utilized to secure experienced trainers and facilitators who specialize in human rights, migration issues, and community integration. Additionally, the grant will cover the costs associated with workshop materials, venue rentals, interpretation services, and other necessary resources. This support will ensure that the workshops are accessible, informative, and impactful for the participants.

We extend our sincere appreciation to all our donors and supporters whose contributions have made this grant possible. Your generosity and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others is truly inspiring. Together, we are creating a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and build a brighter future.

We invite you to stay connected with the progress of this project and other initiatives of HRS. Follow our social media channels and visit our website for updates, success stories, and opportunities to get involved.

Together, let us continue to work towards a more inclusive and just society.

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You are invited to our human rights training seminar

We invite you to the human rights training seminar on 27-28 May, where experts in their fields will make presentations.

Dear HRS volunteers,
We are excited to announce that we have arranged a human rights training program for May 27th and 28th. The program will be conducted in English and will be held face-to-face from 9:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday, and via Zoom from 10:00am to 12:00am on Sunday in Turkish.

During the seminar, experts in their fields, such as jurists, artists, journalists, and activists, will give presentations. Please note that the program has limited spots, so you must register to participate.

Click here to register for the programme.

Click here for Sunday’s Zoom broadcast.

You can find the programme details in the file below.

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Cyber security and human rights

Cyber security refers to the practices and technologies used to protect against cyber attacks, data breaches, and other online threats. These threats can come from various sources, including hackers, cybercriminals, and even nation-states. Cyber security is vital for individuals, organizations, and governments because it helps protect against the loss or theft of sensitive information and the disruption of services and systems.

On the other hand, human rights refer to the rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of nationality, race, religion, or any other status. These rights are recognized and protected by international law and include rights such as the right to life, liberty, and security of person; the right to freedom of expression, religion, and association; and the right to an education and to participate in cultural life. The relationship between cyber security and human rights can be complex, as the internet and other digital technologies have become increasingly crucial for the exercise of many human rights.

For example, the right to freedom of expression is often exercised online through social media and other platforms. The collection and use of personal data online threaten the right to privacy. At the same time, cyber security is necessary to protect these rights, as individuals and organizations are at risk of cyber attacks, data breaches, and other online threats that can compromise their privacy and security.

Overall, the relationship between cyber security and human rights is one of both reliance and protection. The internet and other digital technologies have become essential for exercising many human rights, and cyber security is necessary to protect these rights from online threats. It is vital for individuals, organizations, and governments to be aware of this relationship and to work to protect both cyber security and human rights. As the internet and other digital technologies have become increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, they have also become essential for exercising many human rights.

For example, the right to freedom of expression is often exercised online through social media and other platforms. The collection and use of personal data online threaten the right to privacy. Cybersecurity plays a crucial role in protecting these rights. Without adequate cyber security measures, individuals and organizations are at risk of cyber attacks, data breaches, and other online threats that can compromise their privacy and security. These threats can also limit an individual’s ability to freely express themselves or access information, which can have a chilling effect on exercising their human rights. In addition, cyber security is necessary to protect against state-sponsored or other large-scale cyber attacks, which can have severe consequences for human rights. For example, a cyber attack on a government’s computer systems can disrupt public services and undermine the rule of law.

In contrast, a cyber attack on a media outlet can restrict the flow of information and limit the freedom of the press. Cyber security is essential for protecting human rights in the digital age. It is crucial for individuals and organizations to be aware of the threats to their cyber security and to take steps to protect themselves, and for governments and other actors to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to safeguard cyber security and human rights.