The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) was established in October 2013 and is registered and based in London. It is a not-for-profit organisation focusing on advocacy, education and awareness for the calls of democracy and human rights in Bahrain. BIRD works by engaging with victims of human rights abuse in Bahrain, to provide them recourse to aid and justice. They also engage with key international actors and governments to advocate for policies that support human rights. 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.