Current Work

Human Rights Indicators for York

How can we measure York’s journey to becoming a Human Rights City? We’ve worked with City of York Council, York CVS, North Yorkshire Police and the voluntary sector to develop indicators in five different areas:

  • Non-discrimination and Equality
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Standards of Living

These areas were decided through a participatory process with residents and community groups.

We developed our first report with indicators to measure York’s progress towards dealing with these key human rights issues in December 2016.

Download: York Human Rights Indicator Baseline Report 2016


Our schools project has gone from strength to strength. After a successful launch of oversubscribed termly workshops, we have been expanding our efforts.

We continue to work the Independent State School Partnership and University of York Volunteering to engage young people. This year we’ve added Peace Jam York and York Archives to the list of organisations we work with to reach and engage young people.

We get young people talking about human rights

and encourage them to take action at their schools and in their communities.

Past Work

Hate Crime

Hate crime is severely under reported in York. We worked with partners at NYP and York Racial Equality Network to investigate why this is, and what can be done to improve hate crime reporting mechanisms.

Click here to read a report commissioned by York: Human Rights City, in collaboration with students at the Centre for Applied Human Rights. This was released following a workshop on hate crime in May 2015 which brought together community groups, police, businesses and Council.

Download: Hate Crime Report May 2015