As a result of defending the human rights of themselves or others, often prisoners of conscience are forced to flee their home and might lose their job or have their studies interrupted.
Many prisoners of conscience who must seek refuge in other countries need to retrain or re-qualify in their given discipline, or in another field entirely.
We fund post-graduate and re-qualification studies to allow prisoners of conscience to recommence their work and thereby become self-sufficient and to be able to add back to society.
In 2018, we gave ten Bursary grants totalling over £63,000.
Read more about people we have helped with Bursary grants:
- “I refused to become a slave of the evil treatment of the government in Eritrea. My rejection has become a crime.”
- Joanna’s 2.6 Challenge: Thanks for the motivation, Amir!
- Bashir earns a distinction – thanks to your support
- Happy human rights day!
- Yusuf’s story: “Living in exile is like having to create yourself from your ashes”