United Kingdom

Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) is a non-profit organisation focusing on advocacy, education and awareness for the calls of democracy and human rights in Bahrain. BIRD was established in 2013 after co-founder and current Director of Advocacy, Sayed Alwadaei, fled Bahrain after being imprisoned and tortured following participation in the 2011 democratic uprising.

BIRD works by engaging with victims of human rights abuse in Bahrain to provide them recourse to aid and justice. We also engage with key international actors and governments to advocate for policies that support human rights in Bahrain.

BIRD maintains an in-country network, through which they are able to access detailed information about all prisoners on the country’s death row.

BIRD works alongside NGO coalitions, international bodies, members of the British-Bahraini community, Bahraini activists, and the UK public to raise awareness of the human rights situation in Bahrain.

BIRD’s mission is to promote human rights and effective accountability in Bahrain.

Date founded

2014             

Structure type

NGO             

Contact informations

Suite 6 Exhibition House
Addison Bridge Place
W14 8XP Kensington, London
Phone +44 7445382565