The Humanitea Rooms

by Young Professionals in Human Rights

About the project


Tipping Point £250
Up and Running £600
Tea Room Supreme £1,000
tipping point
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
Raising awareness of human rights abuses around the world. Bringing together young people who are starting their career in the human rights sector.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
Statistics on the numbers of who have just started their career in the field of human rights are difficult to assess. However we have developed a network of over 500 people through word of mouth alone. London is the NGO human rights capital of the world - there are national bodies, such as Amnesty, Minority Rights Group and Article 19 but the field of human rights across London is so much broader than NGO's alone. Young people are struggling with high unemployment across the UK and support during the start of their career can be instrumental in developing their working life.
What is your solution?
YPHR seeks to bring young people together to share resources and experiences and promote innovation within the field of human rights. The HumaniTea rooms is a unique training opportunity for its members and a chance to expand our reach to new individuals and organisations. We are also able to promote human rights campaigns in association with our partners.
How will you deliver this?
Over one week, we will open the Humanitea Rooms, a unique pop up cafe in London which will bring people together to celebrate tea drinking and highlight human rights abuses around the world. Each day will focus on a different country, their tea drinking habits and their record in human rights.

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
  • 2 minutes
    Get a mug!
  • 5 minutes
    Send an email to your friends about the mug you have brought and encourage them to get involved in the Humanitea Rooms.
  • 15 minutes
    Put a message on every social networking site you have ever heard of and help spread the word about the Humanitea Rooms.
  • 30 minutes
    Visit the Young Professional in Human Rights website (, read the blogs and get involved with the organisation.
  • A few hours
    Come and volunteer at the Humanitea Rooms. Keep your eye on for the latest information.
  • Regular time commitment
    Woo hoo - contact us - we would love to hear from you!

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Nick M 07 October 2011 - 20:06

YES YES YES! Can't wait for unlimited drinks... :)

Delyth Taylor 05 September 2011 - 15:15

My name is Del and I spoke to Monica briefly about this project. I would love love love to get involved. I would be up for volunteering at the tea rooms or would love to organise an event or put on an exhibition. Is this the kind of thing you're looking for?
Feel free to contact me and we can make a plan.
Del taylor

Steveoatley 02 September 2011 - 10:20

Thank you to everyone who supports this project. Check out our blog on and if you have any questions just ask - send me an email or give me a call (details in the about us section)

thanks again


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About the organisation

Vision and mission

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate. Young Professionals in Human Rights is a network to share resources and experiences and promote innovation within the field of human rights. While the culture of human rights advocacy is strong and thriving in London, young professionals working in the field feel disconnected and isolated from each other. Some can feel intimidated when trying to enter or return to the human rights field. YPHR is open to dedicated individuals at the beginning and middle of their careers who want a community of peers to learn with and develop together. We aim to: - Build professional and support networks. - Facilitate a social space to meet, share ideas and have some fun. - Develop a hub of resources and knowledge through our website on how to take action, find job opportunities, run campaigns and events, and start your own projects. - Offer opportunities and advice to develop, gain skills and confidence and become innovators and change-agents in their world.

Geographical coverage

Within a city/shire

Our track record

In our first 12 months YPHR has held 17 events, gained over 660 facebook friends, found 400 followers on twitter, had over 12,000 visits to our website and published 90 blogs! We’ve participated in the HRW London Film Festival, OxfordJam, received funding from VCashpoint, worked with young artists and been awarded London 2012′s inspire mark. You’ve joined us for dinner, coffee, and lively debates on important human rights issues, such as human trafficking. Most importantly we’ve had the privilege of meeting and working with inspiring young professionals dedicated to social change and human rights. Join us to celebrate our year of success and toast the future!