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Membership Guides

The IHEU is working on the creation a 4-part guide to help Humanist organizations at various levels, providing them advice, tips, and practical examples coming from our Member Organizations.

The first section of the guide is “How to start a Humanist organization”. The aim is to support groups that are new and upcoming, which may include be unconstituted or informal groups, to take the first steps necessary to get organized, know what they’re doing, and know where they want to go!

You can download the first guide as a PDF.

The second section of the guide is “How to run a Humanist organization”. This time the aim is to provide an overview of the various kinds of humanist organization, and the various different areas of work they may focus on, as a means to achieving their goals. At the same time, this section provides some tips and advice to efficiently run your humanist organizations, regardless of its scope and specific focus.

You can download the second guide as a PDF.


UPR Briefing

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a United Nations process that allows organisations such as yours to help hold your Government to account on their human rights obligations.

As the only international mechanism to address all countries and all human rights, the UPR encourages engagement from civil society to help examine the situation for human rights in each country every four years.

Using our briefing, IHEU Member Organizations can make submissions on their own country into this process and make sure the concerns of humanists are on the international human rights agenda.

You can download the UPR briefing as a PDF.

Twinning Programme

IHEU will link older, more established Member Organizations (Branch partners) with newer and developing Member Organizations (Root partners) in “twinning” arrangements that will benefit the organizations with some or all of:

  • knowledge or skills transfer
  • formal training
  • delivery of work
  • grant-funding
  • fundraising opportunities
  • or increased profile.

IHEU Member Organizations can learn more and find out how to get in contact with the following resources:


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