RightsBridge: Cartoons Capture Discussion And Calls For Change

On Thursday 21st January Just Fair, ATD Fourth World UK, Essex University Human Rights Centre, Amnesty International UK hosted the first event of the Building a Human Rights Bridge out of Poverty series. “Bringing together lived and learnt experience” saw over 50+ participants from across the UK coming together to share, reflect and learn from each other. The brilliant cartoonist, Graham Ogilvie, captured discussions.

Just Fair’s Campaigns and Advocacy Lead, Misha Nayak-Oliver, was in conversation with ATD Fourth World UK Activist, Patricia Bailey on poverty and human rights:

A second panel included Vitalis, of RAPAR (Refugee and Asylum Participatory Action Research) who spoke about the Status Now 4 All network:

Nikki Hewson, ATD Fourth World UK, spoke about how she defends human rights through parent-to-parent advocacy:

And Kait Laughlin, educator, researcher and anti-poverty campaigner, spoke about accessible human rights education on poverty:

The event closed with a call to action:

Image showing a thumb drawing a line in the sand to "protect our rights", while the UK government is a sand castle saying "what can we abolish". The message is "let's not agonise, let's organise".

The next event in the series is on Wednesday 10th February and will be a showcase of good practice in local advocacy from across the UK. Interactive workshops will be hosted by Participation and the Practice of Rights, Together Creating Communities, Making Rights Real, RAPAR, BetterConNEcted, Hart Gables, Poverty 2 Solutions and Law for Life with the Roma Support Group.

Registration details are here, in the meantime follow #RightsBridge on social media to stay informed.

This blog was first published on the Social Rights Alliance website.