The Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF) seeks to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law.
The PTF seeks to raise awareness, understanding, protection and implementation of human rights, in the UK and worldwide. This involves research, education, advice, casework, publicity and advocacy.
The human rights aims and objectives of the PTF are charitable and with a public benefit.
The PTF is independent and non-party political.
The PTF works on a selected range of human rights issues in selected countries. The issues we work on include:
- Homophobia, biphobia & transphobia
- Sexism & gender inequality
- Racial prejudice & discrimination
- Suppression of religion, opinion or belief
- Unjust detention
- Restriction of association
- Death penalty
- Ethnic persecution
- Refusal of asylum to refugees
- Violations of civil liberties
- Subjugation of national & cultural minorities
- Denial of self-determination to suppressed peoples
- War crimes
- Crimes against humanity
- Global poverty & deprivation
What are human rights?
Human Rights are the rights and freedoms to which every human being is entitled, regardless of who they are or where they live.
They were defined by the United Nations in 1948, in a bid prevent a recurrence of the tyranny and atrocities committed by the Nazi’s during World War Two.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out 30 fundamental human rights that are the entitlement of every person in the world.
The beginning of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
This is why the Peter Tatchell Foundation exists. We work to ensure that the human rights of people in Britain – and all other countries – are respected and protected.
Sadly, over 60 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was first signed in 1948, hundreds of millions of people are still deprived of dignity and rights, including:
- children who are malnourished and without clean drinking water;
- women and girls who are subjected female genital mutilation and who are forced to veil themselves;
- LGBT people who are criminalised by the state and queer-bashed by homophobic mobs;
- ethnic minorities who suffer demonisation, displacement and discrimination;
- journalists, lawyers, authors and human rights defenders who are censored, arrested and even killed;
- citizens in countries worldwide whose civil liberties have been diminished in the name of the ‘war on terror’.
The Peter Tatchell Foundation strives for a world where every human being has human rights.
We invite you to join us.