Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund

Wings of Hope

As a challenging year is coming to an end, we have the chance to create a world of unity, solidarity and kindness. This Christmas help human rights defenders transform their lives and our world. Make a change. Give them hope. Donate today.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (213766)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by Human Rights Fund


  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers


United Kingdom


All around the world many people are dealing with human rights violations. To make a stand against human rights abuses is dangerous. Human rights defenders can find themselves out of work, prevented from accessing vital services, imprisoned or forced into exile. They can face sexual and physical violence, torture and even death at the hands of their oppressors.


Prisoners of Conscience provides financial assistance to people who have been persecuted to help keep them alive and safe. We pay for accommodation, medical and legal bills, food, clothing, travel, university fees and more. The people we support tell us this makes a big difference to their lives. Not only does it mean they can survive physically but it also gives them hope. Hope that their actions haven’t been in vain. Hope that other people also care about human rights - and care about them.

  • "I wanted justice for my husband; instead I was imprisoned and tortured. All of this had a terrible impact on my mental health. I managed to make my way to the UK and it was then I found PoC. Thanks to PoC I can start building my life and feel confident to contribute to society. Thank you"

    — Gloria, PoC beneficiary

  • "The grant allowed me to complete both an academic and professional qualification. The psychological benefit is by far the greatest because these achievements strengthened my confidence and self-efficacy, with immediate positive impact on my entire family."

    — Dorian, PoC beneficiary

  • "The pandemic and its impact on the economy has been devastating for so many, including human rights defenders. The generosity of our supporters has a hugely important role to play in helping keep people safe and enabling them to continue making a peaceful stand against injustice."

    — Gary, director of PoC

  • "There are tens of thousands of people who are facing persecution and torture simply for standing up for what they believe in. I feel privileged to have the chance to give back to those courageous people who have fought for their and our rights, and this is why I support PoC."

    — Irini, supporter