Freedom House would like to draw special attention today at the state of human rights in Belarus as it stands on the eve of presidential elections.

Freedom House is pleased to make a statement on the issue of propaganda and offer recommendations on how to address its harmful effects.

Ahead of the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, Freedom House and eight other human rights organizations have called on President Obama to raise the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society in the leaders’ discussions.

Eight U.S. and internationally-based NGOs, in partnership with seven foreign policy experts and human rights advocates, sent a letter to President Obama that urges him to press Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for greater civil society protections within the kingdom.

A la lumière de ces événements, nous vous appelons à condamner publiquement cette injustice, à encourager le gouvernement de Mauritanie à mettre en pratique ses lois anti-esclavage et à sérieusement reconsidérer l’éligibilité de la Mauritanie à l’African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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.