One Year On – Our Volunteers Pick Their Favourite Posts
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One Year On – Our Volunteers Pick Their Favourite Posts

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“Wouldn’t it be great if there were a website explaining – in accessible, plain English – what human rights do for all of us…”

This was our Director Adam Wagner’s idea back in 2015. Add some creative genius, several enthusiastic volunteers and a lot of hard work – and you have the recipe for RightsInfo.

One year on, we have amassed rather a lot of original content. Most of RightsInfo’s content is written by our volunteers. To mark the occasion of RightsInfo’s first birthday this Friday, we asked them to tell us a bit about what they’ve most enjoyed while writing for RightsInfo.

Here’s what they had to say…

What is your favourite RightsInfo post?

Jay says…

14 Worst Human Rights Myths is my favourite post – it’s a user-friendly, engaging and accurate resource to help rebut widely held myths.”

Corallina says…

“I love the 50 Human Rights Cases That Transformed Britain. Each demonstrates how much human rights law can actually do to change our lives for the better – and the final infographic, summing it all up, truly is beautiful!”

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Katie says…

“The two minute animation is fantastic – I haven’t seen anything else like it anywhere… so that really exemplifies this amazing project: unique, timely and buzzing with energy…”

Sam says…

“I love the Your Human Rights infographic posters. I’ve used them while working with young people to educate them about their rights, so they have been extremely useful.”

Karina says…

“My favourite post was 10 Things Children Talk About When They Talk About Human Rights. I loved that we were able to give a voice to children to ask for help protecting what they value most.”

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Anna says…

“I love the Evil Progresses Cunningly article because it reminds us of why it is so important to continue to advocate for our human rights today.”

Benson says…

“I enjoyed Fighting Prejudice With Poetry. It reminds us that human rights isn’t just the concern of law. Poetry and other forms of literature have played a vital role in defending human rights too.”

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What has been your favourite RightsInfo moment this year?

Benson says…

“The launch event of RightsInfo. It was awesome to finally see our work come to life. The fantastic reaction to the website showed us how much positive, engaging and accurate information on human rights is needed in the UK today.”

Corallina says…

“The reaction to our human rights animation was really amazing – we made human rights break the internet!”


Natasha says…

“I loved the reaction to our piece on International Women’s Day: Reasons We Still Need To Fight For Women’s Rights. It was shared by great organisations like Citizens Advice, Fawcett Society and Amnesty International UK.”

Jay says…

It’s Time For Conservatives To Stand Up For Human Rights is a very important piece. Human Rights are too fundamental for their advocacy to be simply ‘Labour versus Tory’. We need supportive voices from all over the political spectrum more than ever at the moment to put pressure on the Government.”

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Katie says…

“It was great to see the tabloid press sit up and take notice of rightsinfo. That felt like the start of an answering back to so much misinformation and negative propaganda.”

Anna says…

Interviewing my uncle, Professor Roland Dannreuther, about external speakers in universities was great. It highlighted the challenge for universities to promote freedom of expression at the same time as complying with anti-extremism legislation.”

Karina says…

“I loved seeing students using our infographics.”

Our volunteers work very hard to cut away jargon and any other barriers which lead to confusion about what human rights actually do for all of us. Their work enables us to share the most interesting human rights news, views and information in a way which everyone can understand. And we think that’s pretty great.

Thank you volunteers!

And thank you very much, for reading this and our other snazzy RightsInfo posts. You can learn more about our lovely volunteers here, and if you haven’t already, why not subscribe to our newsletter to receive the best RightsInfo content direct to your inbox.

Third image © Burns Library, Boston College, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Licence.