Human rights coup for Pembrokeshire charity

PASSIONATE: Members of Pembrokeshire People First will present a piece of theatre to the British Institute of Human Rights, ahead of a free human rights workshop in Haverfordwest.  (9794999)

PASSIONATE: Members of Pembrokeshire People First will present a piece of theatre to the British Institute of Human Rights, ahead of a free human rights workshop in Haverfordwest. (9794999)

First published in News from around the county by

Pembrokeshire People First (PPF), the local charity run by and for adults with learning disabilities, has pulled off a major coup for a second year running; hosting the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) Human Rights Tour.

The tour is a hugely successful series of free pop up events, providing space for a conversation about human rights, through discussions, presentations and interactive sessions.

"It is a huge thing to get the UK's leading human rights charity to come to Haverfordwest," said PPF project coordinator, Karen Chandler.

"Last year's event was terrific. The morning training was about the Human Rights Act, setting the scene then looking at the articles.

"The afternoon involved debate looking at human rights in the news and then pinning it down to Pembrokeshire."

Local people and organisations, including public officials, voluntary/community sector workers, support service providers, those involved in education, health and social care are invited to the free event to talk about how human rights are relevant to everyday lives.

The day before the event PPF members will present a piece of theatre exploring human rights to members of the institute.

"The actual event is not for our members, which is very unusual for us," said Karen. "We don't like doing anything without our members. So they are presenting to the BIHR the day before the event.

"Our members know a lot about their human rights and how important it is to retain them. They are passionate about the human right s act and want to show the big guys from London what they know."

The Human Rights Tour will take place from 10am-4pm on October 2, at The Merlin Theatre, Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest.

Places are free but strictly limited. To book a place, visit www.bihr.org.uk.

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree