Initiatives

Freedom House and  the cosigned organizations urge Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage the government of Mauritania to enforce its anti-slavery laws; and seriously reconsider Mauritania’s eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

Freedom House joins the undersigned organizations in calling for concerted action from the UN human rights community after the conviction of three Mauritanian anti-slavery activists was upheld on appeal on August 20, 2015. 

Freedom House and 14 other organizations write to express our deep concern about the health of imprisoned journalist Gao Yu, and to urge the Ministry of Public Security to immediately and unconditionally release her. 

Amnesty International, Freedom House, and Human Rights Watch issued a joint letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the importance of protecting sexual orientation and gender identity as grounds of non-discrimination. 

Only three of the countries in Latin America – or 15 percent – are rated Free, and just two percent of the population live in Free media environments.

Open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding the
Massive Wave of Arrests of Human Rights Lawyers

As President Obama prepares to visit Ethiopia next week, Freedom House has prepared policy recommendations for the White House, highlighting Ethiopia’s undermining of civil society, independent media, and the political opposition. 

Decisive U.S. global leadership is still needed both to serve as a beacon for human dignity and freedom and to advance our interests.

As US President Barack Obama prepares to travel to Kenya, Freedom House and 17 other international and Kenyan human rights organizations co-signed a letter to Obama highlighting concerns that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is undermining his country’s constitution and its commitments to international human rights law. 

Pages