Q: ‘Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?’
A: ‘In small places, close to home.’
‘Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt
By becoming a Rights Respecting Town, we can’t be expected to change the world, but we can use the human rights’ values and principles in the charter to shape our communities into models of kindness, respect and empowerment.
Striving for a fair, safe and kind community
In 2018, Bridport launched its Citizens’ Charter on the journey to be the UK’s first “Rights Respecting Town”
Now we want to work with the communities in the town to extend the rights respecting ethos being developed in schools and turn this declaration of intent into a reality.
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In summary, the charter focuses on the following key principal rights and responsibilities:
Colfox Students Rights Celebration Day
Student Rights Ambassadors designed and ran a day of activities at the school to coincide with the 30th anniversary of…
Colfox and Bridport Primary celebrate World Children’s Day
Chair of the school's Rights Ambassadors introduces the day to the school. The two largest Bridport schools marked World Children's…
Helping Hands for Children’s Rights
A great Arts day at Colfox Academy yesterday. Human Rights artists Ricky Romain & Heather Fallowes worked with children from…
Human Rights at the heart of a community…Why?
Bridport has declared its intention to be the first Rights-Respecting town in England with its own Rights Charter. In this…
What is a Rights Respecting Town?
Being a Rights Respecting Town means that Bridport aims to uphold and observe the five key principal rights and responsibilities of the Bridport Citizens’ Charter.
What are the aims of this project?
We aim to improve individual and community wellbeing, as well as address issues of inequality.