Human rights defenders are being persecuted and silenced. We are here to help them at their time of greatest need.

We provide financial and practical support to help people who dare to speak up against human rights abuses rebuild their lives in dignity and continue standing up for what they believe in.

Assisting a prisoner of conscience could be as simple as signing up.

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PoC Global Report

As we mark our 60th anniversary as a human rights and relief from poverty charity, we report on the state of human rights in those countries in which we are currently particularly active

The changing look of Prisoners of Conscience

The people we support and their struggle to stand up for their human rights is always our focus. However, from time to time we need to reflect on how we communicate our work to existing and new audiences, and, in an increasingly digital world, a crucially important part of this is our visual identity.

International Migrants Day

This International Migrants Day we recognise and celebrate the contributions of refugees and migrants to the UK society. Alazar, an engineer and activist from Eritrea, was forced to leave his home country and flee to the UK simply for doing the right thing: standing up to injustice.

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If you have any queries about our work, if you would like to be added to our mailing list, or if you would like us to update the details we currently hold for you, please contact us in the office (Monday to Friday)

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Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7407 6644

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7407 6655



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