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The Arab Human Rights Academy (AHRA) is the first and only organisation of its kind. It is a non-political and not-for-profit organisation founded and run in London by the diaspora community with the purpose of defending human rights in the Arab world. The AHRA aims at promoting a non-violent and tolerant culture through research, education, literature, journalism, and activism; thus contributing to the creation of a vibrant, critical, and confident civil society that can hold both states and non-state actors accountable for human rights violations.

The AHRA’s projects focus on fostering respect for diversity and mutual understanding through a holistic approach that employs a wide variety of mediums – such as art and sport – as vehicles to stimulate debate and awareness around key issues concerning human rights in Arab countries. These include publications, events, awards, and training amongst a range of other initiatives. Through such work, the AHRA hopes to deliver a message of peace and reconciliation across the Arab world and wider international community.


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