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CAHR and COVID-19
We've been developing five key areas of our research and practice to help tackle the coronavirus crisis.
Postgraduate courses built around human rights practice
York: Human Rights City
York was declared the UK's first Human Rights City in April 2017. The network behind 'York: Human Rights City' works for social justice at a local level in York. Read more on recent work in the YHRC Indicator report 2019 (PDF , 3,653kb)
Posted on Thursday 24 September 2020
We are excited to announce that York has recently signed a new Partnership agreement with Chevening.
Posted on Monday 7 September 2020
On 12 August 2020, CAHR and the Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR) organised a webinar for human rights funders on the impact of Covid-19 on the work and security of HRDs. Speakers included four human rights defenders (HRDs) from CAHR’s Protective Fellowship Scheme for HRDs at Risk 2019/20 cohort. They came from Brazil, Niger, Nigeria and an Asian country.
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South African performing artist Wezile Mgibe discusses the work, 'The Politics of Displacement', that CAHR HRD Hub's Arctivism project is funding.