Last month it was announced that the North East’s first international human rights organisation, ReportOUT has been awarded Charity Status by the Charity Commission.
ReportOUT is committed to providing country profiles from various nations from around the globe, looking in to how each nation behaves in its treatment towards SOGI communities and commenting on how the states effectiveness in adopting and implementing the Yogyakarta Principles, a set of international human rights standards focused on SOGI issues
Commenting on the recent news, the organisations founder and Chair, Andrew Dalton stated: “We are so excited to be embarking as this journey as a organisation.
“We are unique in the sense that we are based outside of London and it is great to have a SOGI human rights organisation in the North East of England. The next step is now to reach out to more avenues to educate people about the realities of human rights abuses; taking the message into schools, colleges and universities to capture people’s attention.”
As part of the important research of organisation, members of the ReportOUT will be going to Uganda in July 2020, a nation which has lately received quite a lot of attention due to the discriminatory and often life threatening situations that members of the SOGI community find themselves in due to their gender and orientation.
Given all the recent developments and violations of human rights that the country has faced, this has only strengthened ReportOut’s need to prevent such crimes and instead give communities the tools and training they require to live in a equal society free from fear.
Visit the organisation online, via www.reportout.org.