create a fairer and more just society
Our commitment to societies where all human beings are equally valued, can participate fully and are treated with fairness, dignity and respect is something we are constantly striving to achieve.
The Centre for Applied Human Rights at York invites a number of defenders each year, at risk in their own country, to participate in our fellowship scheme. Their time in York provides a chance to reflect and look beyond their own situation, helping them to push the boundaries of injustice.
Please work with us to help eradicate injustice
To find out more about how you can help or to express an interest in supporting our work in this area please contact Sarah Sylvester by calling +44 (0) 1904 324 555 or by emailing email@example.com.
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Champions of Change: Providing a lifeline for human rights defenders
Human rights defenders risk their lives every day to fight injustice and enhance democracy around the world.
We believe that human rights defenders are key agents in creating more socially just societies in a sustainable manner around the world.
They are agents for change, and we believe they deserve our support.
Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit
York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) has pioneered the study of war-torn societies and their recovery. The Unit carries out teaching, training and research that reach some of the world’s most desperate and dangerous environments.
Within days of the conclusion of the horrors of armed conflict that erupted in the Gaza Strip in 2008, the Unit had written and published guidance on the policies and programmes required for rebuilding and recovery. The speed of publication meant that clear guidance was available at the earliest opportunity to those tasked with on-the ground reconstruction.