Wednesday, 27 March 2013

BHA: International Humanism and Human Rights

The BHA is a member of a number of international organisations, and we are also aware that many of our supporters are also involved in international charities. One such organisation, Freedom from Torture, this month released a report titled “We will make you regret everything”: Torture in Iran since the 2009 elections.

It is the impact of reports like this that illustrate why it is so important we work with international organisations like the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). This week, due to the pressure from the IHEU delegation at the UN, Iran was forced to back down from its statement that torture didn't happen in Iran "because it was forbidden in Islam".

In 2014 the British Humanist Association will host IHEU's World Humanist Congress in Oxford, from 8 – 10 August. Held every three years, the Congress is a unique event bringing together humanists from over forty countries. To stay informed about the Congress, register today at www.whc2014.org.uk. This is going to be an unmissable event, and your chance to see international Humanism in action, meet like-minded people from around the world, and find out more about how your support here in the UK is having a positive global impact.