RightsInfo turns two today! 🎉 In celebration of our second birthday, we’re taking a look back at a few of our biggest milestones.
Our second year has seen many big changes for human rights. The UK’s laws, its Government and its relationship with Europe have all shifted. At RightsInfo, we are dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with how the latest developments affect your human rights.
RightsInfo’s impact in the past year has been amazing, especially for a relatively tiny charity. We have reached millions of people, increasing knowledge and understanding of human rights at a vital time. If you value our work, please consider making a small donation via our brand new Just Giving page.
Keeping you ‘in the know’
We have been keeping an eye on the human rights implications of Brexit including the triggering of Article 50, which began the official process of Britain’s exit from the European Union. We have investigated topical rights issues, such as BHS, Uber, high heels and gay cake. And we’re tracking speculation over the future of the Human Rights Act and our membership of the Human Rights Convention. Watch this space.
What’s new at RightsInfo
This year we’ve also had some exciting changes – with new faces and new tools to bring you even more human rights news, views and info.
Earlier this year we welcomed our new Chief Executive Julia Kirby-Smith, News and Social Media Editor Jem Collins and Video Producer Jack Satchell. We have also grown our volunteer base and are currently looking for more volunteers – details here (deadline 30th April).
We bring you human rights news and info in an engaging, accessible and entertaining way. Thanks to generous support from our funders and the dedication of our volunteers and staff, we produce plain-English explainers, features, infographics and news articles, as well as snazzy, new video explainers, covering the latest landmark cases and developments in human rights.
We’re inspired by the idea that human rights protect against injustice, and make our society fairer and more equal. But we’re not the only ones. We’ve been collecting 100s of inspiring human rights quotes from leaders, artists and change-makers for you to share.
And the winner is…
We’re very pleased and proud that our work has been recognised in one way or another by some of our favourite people.
- We were granted charitable status in May 2016.
- We’ve been shortlisted in the UK Blog Awards 2016 and 2017 (fingers crossed!).
- Our first animation has been officially selected for an award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. It has been viewed over 350,000 times through Facebook and YouTube.
- Another of our animations (made in collaboration with the MET Film School) won the Impact Award at the Smart Screen Creative Awards in November 2016.
- We won the Plain English Communicator Award from the Plain English Campaign in 2015.
- Our infographics have been shared hundreds of thousands of times.
- We’ve featured in major national newspapers – The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Express – and creative industry publications Creative Review and Digital Arts.
- We have collaborated with organisations doing amazing work for human rights, such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Unicef, The Fawcett Society, Privacy International, English PEN, Article 19, Amnesty UK, 38 Degrees, Liberty and Upworthy.
- We’ve been endorsed by celebrities such as Derren Brown, Michael Sheen, Billy Bragg and Riz Ahmed.
On the road
In February, RightsInfo’s Founder and Strategic Director, Adam Wagner, and Creative Director, Yoav Segal, were delighted to speak about RightsInfo at #SMEX17 – the Social Media Exchange 2017 – run by the fantastic digital storytelling organisation sounddelivery.
— Ronagh Craddock (@ronaghcraddock) February 6, 2017
— Genelle Aldred (@genellealdred) February 6, 2017
— Raluca Badan (@RalucaBadan) February 6, 2017
👇🏽 Sounds like a great idea👇🏽
— Sarah Robinson (@sarahbromyard) February 6, 2017
We’ll make it even easier 😉 … here’s the video👇🏾
In March, our founder, Adam, also delivered the Annual Human Rights Lecture organised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales. This year, the lecture was hosted at Cardiff University Law School. The topic? How we tackle Fake News, Human Rights and Access to Justice.
— RightsInfo (@rights_info) March 7, 2017
— Rachel Zaltzman (@littlezaltz) March 7, 2017
— Bernadette Rainey (@bernrainey) March 7, 2017
In case you missed it, you can watch a video of Adam’s lecture here 👇🏻
Adam Wagner – access to justice, human rights and fake news
تم نشره بواسطة Equality and Human Rights Commission في 7 مارس، 2017
Thanks to you!
We love telling stories about human rights and you are brilliant at engaging with us. You’ve shared our human rights #quotesoftheday, told us what human rights-themed books you’re reading, and tested your knowledge with our fun quizzes. Over 65,000 of you keep in touch with us through our social media platforms, and we think that’s great.
At RightsInfo, we are delighted to share these milestones and our second birthday with you all 🎂 Thank you for sharing, tweeting, liking and subscribing!
Now let’s keep building support for human rights together. And if you value what we do, please consider making a small contribution!