Welcome to PPR

PPR puts the power of human rights at the service of those who need it most. We support marginalised people to assert their rights in practical ways and make real social and economic change in their communities.

Located in Belfast, PPR supports groups in using our unique Human Rights Based Approach to tackle the issues challenging them. The groups launch campaigns which measure success when change is seen on the ground, not when government makes a commitment.

Successes include the establishment of a new appointment system for mental health patients attending A&E across Northern Ireland, re-housing families from run-down tower blocks, and re-negotiation of regeneration plans from which residents have been excluded.

Our results demonstrate that people in the most deprived communities have valuable expertise about the problems they face, and how they can be remedied.  PPR groups aim to harness this expertise to make the government decision making processes that exclude them more participative and accountable.

Our work is showing that this approach leads to better outcomes, long-lasting change, and has the potential for widespread replication.

Latest News

Financial sanctions: making the invisible visible - Unemployed group meets Belfast’s new Mayor Sticky

Last week, the Right to Work: Right to Welfare (R2W) group met with new Belfast Lord Mayor, Nichola Mallon, to discuss the ongoing failure by the Executive to progress key human rights standards, which is impacting people who sign on at dole offices across the city every day.

Tools For Action Summer School 2014 Sticky

PPR’s annual 'Tools For Action' Summer School will be held in The MAC, Belfast on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th August 2014.
If you are interested in attending and would like information on how to apply, please click 'read more' for access to the online registraion form.

PPR Budget Work Featured in International Budget Partnership Handbook Sticky

PPR's human rights budget work on the Northern Ireland Housing Executives programme to encase the Seven Towers flats in North Belfast in PVC cladding has been featured in an international publication on human rights budget work. The publication "Article 2 and Governments' Budgets" has been issued by the International Budget Partnership and examines how government budgets should help to realise human rights.

PPR supports Tuistí an Tuaiscirt campaign for school transport - call for Minister to take action by September 2014 Sticky

Parents and pupils of NI’s only Irish Medium secondary school Coláiste Feirste today (17th June 2014) walked from the Waterworks in north Belfast to the school in west Belfast to raise awareness of the continual refusal of the Minister for Education to provide dedicated bus service for the 90 pupils who attend the west Belfast school.

MLAs asked to use their powers to make housing strategy an Executive priority Sticky

Residents involved in the Equality Can't Wait group have written to MLA’s requesting that they use their powers to make the demand for a time-bound, resourced strategy to tackle religious inequality in housing an Executive priority. 

Housing Equality Campaign Develops Momentum - it is time for a strategy to tackle the problem Sticky

As Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland fails to meet delegation of residents at Stormont, more political party representatives endorse United Nations recommendations to address North Belfast housing inequality

When can long term unemployed people expect to find a REAL JOB through this policy as promised? Sticky

The Right to Work: Right to Welfare group have been hard a work across Belfast canvassing support for the implementation of the REAL JOBS NOW policy at Belfast City Council.

Housing inequality - Residents tell their stories and MLAs pledge to take action. Sticky

SF, SDLP and Alliance sign the pledges

Equality Can’t Wait - North Belfast residents yesterday (6th may 2014) travelled to the Long Gallery at Stormont to urge the NI Executive to implement United Nations call for ‘concerted efforts’ to tackle housing inequality impacting on the catholic community – read on for a full report including video.

Report of The Detail into North Belfast Housing Sticky

Today, 13th May 2014, investigative journalism website The Detail reported on a series of actions by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland and Nigel Dodds MP on social housing provision in their constituency of North Belfast.

R2W group shocked and disappointed at lack of progress on REAL JOBS MOTION Sticky

R2W group members today (Wednesday 16th April 2014) delivered letters to the Mayor and Belfast City Councillors calling for progress on a Council decision to deliver jobs for the long term unemployed before local Government elections next month.

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