Freedom House supports citizens and civil society actors in Asia who are asserting their rights and advocating for a greater say in how they are governed.
Freedom House’s work in and on Asia reflects the recognition that the diversity and dynamism of the region’s political systems present both challenges and opportunities. Through research and advocacy, we address China’s repressive domestic policies as well as its growing global influence. In a number of countries across the region we provide short term assistance to human rights defenders and civil society actors when they are threatened by state and non-state actors due to their human rights work. And in several countries we help human rights and other civil society groups to increase their capacity to do effective research, advocacy and coalition building.
Freedom House has been supporting civil society organizations in Myanmar since 2013. This has included supporting research and advocacy initiatives carried out by CSOs representing ethnic and other marginalized communities. Currently, Freedom House is supporting the efforts of civil society groups and networks to increase public participation in and advocacy on constitutional and legislative reform.
Freedom House supports civil society organizations that are working to empower communities to exercise their rights and pursue justice and accountability. Freedom House supports the efforts of civil society groups to conduct research and to engage in effective advocacy.
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Testimony and remarks
June 21, 2022
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Explore Our Programs
Lifeline Emergency Assistance Programs
Freedom House administers several funds which offer emergency assistance to organizations and individuals around the world who are under threat because of their human rights work.
Through a robust portfolio of projects on the ground, emergency assistance, international advocacy, and special research Freedom House supports citizens and civic groups across the Eurasia region to actively participate in reforms, seek accountability for injustice, and implement meaningful ways to engage citizens as allies and supporters.
Sub-Saharan Africa Programs
Freedom House partners with civil society and human rights defenders throughout Sub-Saharan Africa to advance respect for human rights, strengthen democratic governance, and fortify just rule of law.