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Drawing a a women's head divided in two - in the middle is the earth connected to the two halves of the head. Beneath it reads "We are the solutions"

How do we know what we know? 

Members of GRIPP’s Knowledge Team share reflections and questions on how knowledge is generated and released within their Action Learning process…and why it is so important. 

Collage of various magazine and newspaper images, text across reads "Culture Wars"

They’re at it AGAIN!

GRIPP member shares frustration and analysis in response to the UK Government’s use of culture war tactics and the impact this has on communities, especially those living with disabilities

Cartoon drawing on birthday cake with pink icing. On top are lots of candles and the letters "Happy Birthday"

Happy Birthday GRIPP…kind of!

Some of GRIPP’s founding members, Amanda, Koldo and Patricia, reflect on the journey to reaching 5 years!

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No Range Rover but plenty of drive!

One GRIPP’s newest member reflects on their first time away with the group – lots of laughter, work, exercise (!) but no range rover!

Featureless face in orange, with dark purple,black hair. Within the face are 7 figures on chairs with a small question mark by each, and one figure with a speech bubble

Regaining my Power: a reflection on Action Learning

Rahwa, member of RAPAR, reflects on her journey in GRIPP and regaining power through Action Learning.

Photo of Amnesty Magazine on desk in sunlight. The text in yellow reads "We are blamed for our ill health, for not working, for our broken families. We are blamed for our poverty when it is the state denying us these rights"

“We Can Speak for Ourselves” Amnesty UK platforms GRIPP’s voice

“The deepening conditions of poverty in the UK are a human rights violation.” Amnesty UK championing GRIPP’s message in their Summer members magazine.

Photo shows, Patricia, and Caitlin sat at table with laptops and papers in front of them, speaking with Rahwa over zoom

Our Communities Voices, direct to you, the UN

On Wednesday 8th March 2023, Patricia Bailey from ATD Fourth World UK, and Rahwa Beyene from RAPAR, spoke on behalf of GRIPP to the 72nd PSWG of the CESCR Review in Geneva.

Drawing of a large mountain, with forest and a few houses on it, upon a scate board. Four people stood and sat at the top, scarves blowing in the wind, all pointing forward. Caption reads "Together we can move mountains"

Climbing the Mountain: GRIPP’s first submission to the United Nations

In January 2023 GRIPP submitted its first ever evidence to the United Nations reporting violations of economic, social and cultural rights in their communities in the UK. Read about how we did it here.

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Comrades in Adversity

Using Action Learning to unveil our knowledge and build solidarity as anti-poverty human rights activists

Cartoon image of a green frog wearing a crown, lips pursed ready for a kiss. A small heart floating above

Do we dare kiss the frog?

The first GRIPP residential brings discussion, deliberation and dancing and some pretty impressive outputs

Design on turquoise background, text reads People make up words, Don't make up people

What does poverty and human rights mean to you?

Through the co-design of the GRIPP project communities shared their undestanding Poverty and Human Rights to mean to them.

United Nations Buildling

Increasing Participation: Meeting With UN Committee Members

Meeting between group with lived experience of rights violations and members of the UN CESCR.

What is The UK Government Saying About Our Rights? A Synopsis

Explainer and commentary about the UK Government’s recent report to the UN CESCR.

Let's Bring Together Lived & Learnt Experience

Children’s Best Interests And The Right To Family Life Under Article 10 ICESCR

Study exploring the human rights tools behind ATD Fourth World and HRC University of Essex’s Human Rights Local research.

Abstract drawing of face using random shapes to create features. Sign reads "Words shape us, make them good"

Concepts Underpinning GRIPP’s Approach

How to we sustain a social movement through generating a new language from below?

Let's Bring Together Lived & Learnt Experience

Human Rights Local: Project Updates

Updates on the Human Rights Local project of the HRC University of Essex in 2020 & 2021, as well as what is planned for 2022.

We Need To Learn From Each Other

RightsBridge: Can We Create Meaningful Involvement In The ICESCR Review?

The fourth event in the #RightsBridge series, focusing on what meaningful participation of people with lived experience should look like.

People In Poverty Don't Ask to Be Poor

The Power And Impact Of Participatory Engagement with the United Nations

Conversation between Janet Nelson and ATD activists about engaging with the UN and impact of lived experience on policy makers.

Let's keep shining the light of ICESCR.

RightsBridge: ICESCR And Why It Matters

GRIPP RightsBridge Project Group meeting to discuss why the ICESCR matters and present talks from partners.

Poverty Does Not Mean Neglect

Defending Rights As A Parent-To-Parent Advocate

Nikki Hewson discussing how she defended human rights through parent-to-parent advocacy for Lewisham Council from 2012 to 2018.

The Story So Far Report - RightsBrdige

RightsBridge: The Story So Far

Summary of RightsBridge’s “The Story So Far” report, with information on each separate chapter.

Don't judge me because I live in poverty.

Bringing Together Lived and Learnt Experience

Webinar with experts in human rights, some of whom draw their expertise from their lived experience and were engaging for the first time with academics.

The Hostile Environment Created By The UK Government

RightsBridge: Cartoons Capture Discussion And Calls For Change

Capturing discussions of Building a Human Rights Bridge Out Of Poverty as cartoons by Graham Ogilvie.

RightsBridge: Showcasing Good Practice in Local Advocacy

The 2nd event for Building A Human Rights Bridge out of Poverty series, bringing activists & communities together.

RightsBridge: Event Series Underway

50+ participants join ATD Fourth World UK, Essex University Human Rights Centre, AIUK to host the 1st RightsBridge event.

Lived Experience of Poverty

RightsBridge: Event 1 – Bringing Together Lived And Learnt Experience

The first event of an 8-month seriesas the beginning of a shared journey that will bring together people with lived and learnt experiences of poverty.

RightsBridge – Watch This Space!

Finalising the details of the first two events in the 8-month RightsBridge series.

Building A Bridge Out Of Poverty

Invitation: A Human Rights Bridge Out Of Poverty

Webinar launching the “Building a human rights bridge out of poverty” series, with statements from partners.

Building A Human Rights Bridge Out of Poverty

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we renew our commitment to put human rights at the forefront of the anti-poverty movement in the four nations of the UK.