BLAM UK is a civil society organisation that works with the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to help defend the rights of Black people in the UK. We act as intervenor between the OHCHR and persons whose human rights have been breached. We are able to support the Black British Community as a whole and Black individuals in drafting direct complaints to UN Human rights council on issues to do with human rights violations in the UK in the areas of policing, education, health care, mental health, cultural rights, children rights, women rights, intersectional rights and discrimination. We provide intervention and support via the use of UN instruments and mechanisms to help ensure your human rights are being upheld and protected.BLAM - for support with international human rights cases
“In reality, we, like many of those in marginalised communities, fight the discrimination we face because too often our lives depend on it. Ultimately, enduring change will only happen when those who benefit most from the privileges of our current structures are prepared to acknowledge and then relinquish them.”
“When structures and systems are not fit for purpose be that in education, policing, mental health provisions, access to employment opportunities etc; they have to be dismantled and root and branch changes made. That involves changing the mindset, rationale and motivating forces of organisations both internally and at a societal level.”
"If we don’t challenge the colonial roots of our education, we are ultimately breathing life into an ideological framework borne out of an empire steeped in blood. The task then, is for each of us to consciously and intently work to decolonise both our own minds and the institutions that uphold this."