This page includes some of the projects and organisations we have funded in the area of justice and economic and human rights.
Smart Justice: unlocking solutions to crime
This programme, devised and led by a core group of Network members, brought together people working on crime reduction and prison reform to campaign for community-based solutions. 2002-2008: £576,363
Medical Justice Network: Core Costs
Medical Justice exposes and challenges inadequate healthcare provision to immigration detainees. Its work has resulted in legal and policy changes, it has helped many individuals, and it has built a unique volunteer network. 2010: £15,000
Unity Centre Glasgow: Unity in the Community Shop
Not just any old charity shop, this is part of a resource centre run by and for asylum seekers, often destitute and isolated in one of the UK’s most deprived ‘dispersal’ areas. 2008: £14,000
Reprieve: Core Funding
Reprieve works worldwide to defend individuals facing the death penalty or held beyond the rule of law, whether in secret prisons or Guantanamo Bay, and to bring changes in public policy.
People and Planet: Wear Fair Campaign
People and Planet aims to give students the skills to work on their own campaigns, in this case to persuade schools and colleges to switch to Fairtrade uniforms and sports kit.
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: Researcher
BHRRC encourages companies to respect human rights by bringing information about their conduct – positive and negative – to a global audience. 2010: £10,960
Ice and Fire: Core Funding
Ice and Fire explore human rights stories through performance, in settings such as schools and the UK Border Agency. Recent commissions include plays on Freedom of Expression, working with Index on Censorship, Liberty, and Amnesty. 2010: £8,870
The Land: Core Costs
The Land publishes detailed research in its journal covering rural planning, protection of rights for land workers, and celebration of the small holders’ way of life. 2009: £8,000
All African Women’s Group: Core Funding
This self-help group works to support its members through the asylum process, to reunite families and to campaign on issues that particularly affect women who have fled from civil strife in Africa. 2007: £5,357