Initiatives

Freedom House joins seven other advocacy groups to call on Secretary Kerry to grant humanitarian parole for threatened Bangladeshi bloggers and publishers.

 Freedom House urges Ukraine to adopt measures that will make it a more equal, tolerant, and democratic country for all of its citizens. 

Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon received the Louis Sohn Award of the United Nations Association.

The anniversary of Ismayilova’s arrest on December 5, 2014 highlights the absence of rule of law and freedom of expression in Azerbaijan.

Freedom House and 58 other prominent humanitarian NGOs urge the Senate to vote against the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act. 

Freedom House joins prominent NGOs in urging the United Nations and all member states to live up to their human rights commitments by supporting the draft resolution entitled ”Recognizing the role of human rights defenders and the need for their protection.“ 

The Specialized Criminal Court of Saudi Arabia has sentenced Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, along with 4 other activists, to death and has treated them all poorly. We ask Secretary Kerry to take action.

We, the undersigned civil society organizations are concerned that Vietnam’s draft Law on Belief and Religion [1] is inconsistent with the right to freedom of religion or belief.

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