A Year of Impact: Our Annual Report 2015-16

I’m proud to support the work of the Human Rights Law Centre as its new Chair and today, I’m pleased to launch our Annual Report for 2015/16 during our Human Rights Week Appeal.

From the #LetThemStay campaign, to stopping the intimidation and harassment of women visiting abortion clinics, the Victorian apology for the criminalisation of homosexuality, our groundbreaking Safeguarding Democracy report and working with Ms Dhu’s family to stop Indigenous deaths in custody, we have led nationally significant work over the past year that has delivered concrete improvements to individual lives and the broader human rights landscape.

The need for strong action to defend human rights remains acute. Working alongside our pro bono, funding, NGO and community partners, we are confident of defending gains and securing advances. Your support, more than ever, is vital in this. Thank you for standing with us and as always, as you read our annual report, know that our success is equally yours.

 I’m also proud to support the Human Rights Law Centre as a donor. Together with my fellow board members and sponsor organisations, I’ve committed to matching donations made during our Human Rights Week Appeal.

If you haven’t yet donated, I encourage you take advantage of this opportunity to have your donation doubled.

If you have donated, thank you. The support of people like you is critical to our success.

Cathy Branson
Chair, Human Rights Law Centre