Initiatives

Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa on Evaluating the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. 

To stand as a true ally of the Egyptian people, the United States needs to press the Egyptian government more effectively to promote inclusive political processes, uphold the rule of law, and respect the rights of Egyptians. 

Freedom House joins prominent NGOs in calling on the UN Security Council members to hold another formal session on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Freedom House urges Turkmenistan to release imprisoned reporter Saparmamed Nepeskuliev. 

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). 

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