Basic Human Rights was founded by Anjum Tahirkheli in Bradford UK. The organisation was registered formally as an International Charity in 2009 with the Charity Commission for England & Wales under the registration no. 1133308. After supporting major charities and the UN to raise funds for emergencies, Founder Anjum Tahirkheli identified the need for a charity that would work with women and children in an innovative way with a quick response time and that the interests of vulnerable people all across the globe accounted for, no matter what race, religion or ethnicity they belonged to.
Basic Human Rights began in a converted garage in Cottingley in West Yorkshire, before progressing to modestly sized offices in central Bradford. It is now situated on one of Bradford's busiest streets, providing easy access for all those interested in working in humanitarian aid and cementing its position here as a charity belonging to the people.
BHR's country office is situated in Islamabad Pakistan. In less than three years, Basic Human Rights has established itself as a trustworthy international humanitarian aid and development organisation whose popularity is growing for all of the right reasons. The organisation has expanded its programme from a small emergency response to a number of long term development programmes aiming to empower women and helping children to maximise their potential through Education and Sport in Africa, Asia and Middle East.