The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organisation
We help to mend what was broken in a safe and supportive environment
We help people who have experienced torture, trafficking and other forms of cruelty.
‘I am what I am today because of Helen Bamber Foundation.’ – Anita, survivor.
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We educate the public, policy makers and future generations about the risks of pursuing policies that ignore human rights.Read more about Education
We gather clinical evidence and act as expert witnesses to help immigration courts make better informed decisions. Read more about Legal Protection
We address clients’ severe and wide-ranging health issues with the help of expert clinical volunteers.Read more about Healthcare
We use a range of therapies to help our clients work through their trauma. Read more about Rehab therapies
We re-establish fundamental connections, boundaries and self-management strategies. Read more about Body-Mind
Survivors of atrocity have much to teach us about the root causes of gross human rights violations, and its impact upon survivors, their families, communities and future generations. We have a duty to learn from them in order to understand why societies and governments perpetrate such acts.
Following the Second World War, torture was universally outlawed but is now being reintroduced by western democracies. Even the relevance of the 1951 UN convention on the status of refugees is being questioned. A new generation is growing up in a climate where violation of certain people’s rights is acceptable.
We educate the public, policy makers and future generations about the risks of pursuing policies that ignore human rights. Our clinical and legal experts are frequently invited to speak to a wide range of audiences, including universities, schools, legal and clinical professionals, museums and various policy fora.