The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. At JRF and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), we share two overarching outcomes:
*Everyone has a decent home in a good place.
*Everyone has good living standards and prospects.
Through research, policy, collaboration and practical solutions, JRF aims to inspire action and change that will create a prosperous UK without poverty, where:
*More people want to solve poverty, understand it and take action.
*More people find a route out of poverty through work.
*More people find a route out of poverty through a better system of social security.
*More people live in a decent, affordable home.
Work with us to solve UK poverty: We are working with private, public and voluntary sectors, and people with lived experience of poverty, to build on the recommendations in our comprehensive strategy – We can solve poverty in the UK – and loosen poverty’s grip on people who are struggling to get by.  For our latest news, subscribe to our weekly email, or follow us on TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn.

York Human Rights City
In April 2017, York was declared the UK’s first Human Rights City.  Its Declaration commits to promote human rights in decision-making, to ensure all residents’ human rights are respected, and to encourage awareness and debate about human rights.  York Human Rights City Network is the civil society partnership that supports York International Women’s Week. To read more about (deleted some words here to make way for the highlighted bit)  what is happening in the city and to sign up for regular notices, visit; Fb:@YorkHumanRightsCity; Twitter:@YorkHumanRights.

Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York
The Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) was established at the University of York in 1984. It has grown to become a world-leading centre for the study of women and gender, offering innovative teaching across the humanities and social sciences, linking theory in imaginative ways to current affairs and cultural and political issues. CWS offers postgraduate Diplomas, MAs, and PhDs. We are lucky to have a lively,  national and international group of students, and we also warmly welcome applications from those living locally in York and the surrounding area. Students normally have a 2:1 in their first degree, and we also take relevant experience into account. For details, see and contact  if you’d like to discuss studying with us.

Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre. Its friendly community of scholars and visiting practitioners share a commitment to the real-world challenges of putting human rights into practice and protecting human rights defenders at risk. This focus on human rights defending and defenders shapes all the Centre’s work. CAHR is international in breadth and draws on the University of York’s rich tradition of rigorous and engaged scholarship in the fields of development, post-war reconstruction, public policy, public health, disability rights, gender and women’s rights, environmental issues, and refugee law. CAHR offers two postgraduate programmes, an MA in Applied Human Rights and LLM International Human Rights Law and Practice. For more information or to join our mailing list please email

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