HRWF Prisoners Database
Human Rights Without Frontiers tracks incidents worldwide where people are imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief.
SURVEY: State repression of Uyghur women
HRWF is conducting a confidential survey of Uyghur women to learn more about their experiences in China and East Turkestan. The survey is secure and submissions are encrypted to ensure the highest level of safeguarding the information provided. The survey is available in Uyghur and English. If you’re a Uyghur woman, we would greatly appreciate your participation!
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REPORT: Women's Rights & Religion
This report by HRWF addresses early, forced and child marriages, female genital mutilation, violence against women, 'honour' killing, public dress codes, and reproductive rights. Through these various violations of women's rights, the report explores the ways in which religious texts, practices, cultural influences, and patriarchal systems influence or motivate the infringement of these rights; and to discover and highlight the powerful potential that religion and religious leaders have to help guarantee women’s rights around the world. read more
Meliana, who was sentenced to 18 months in jail for blasphemy, has been released on parole. By Aisyah Llewellyn Al Jazeera (23.05.2019) - https://bit.ly/2wfvGbq- Meliana, a woman from Indonesia's ethnic Chinese minority sentenced last year to 18 months...read more
World Watch Monitor (22.05.2019) - https://bit.ly/2K0N1Nk- Gornath Chalanseth, one of seven Christians jailed for life for the murder of a Hindu swami in the Kandhamal district of Odisha state in eastern India, has been freed on bail by India’s Supreme Court...read more
HRWF (23.05.2019) - Today, the three-judge panel of the Oryol Regional Court denied the appeal of Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen and Jehovah’s Witness,and upheld the six-year sentence he received in February. About 80 people, mostly Jehovah’s Witnesses, were in...read more
By Elisa Van Ruiten, Human Rights Without Frontiers HRWF (22.05.2019) - In February 2019, the mother of a young girl became the first person in the United Kingdom to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM)for cutting her three-year-old daughter in...read more
By Pamela Constable The Washington Post (18.05.2019) - https://wapo.st/2VUYzsv - One prisoner is an illiterate Christian street cleaner who got into an argument with a Muslim friend while they were out drinking. Another is a U.S.-trained university...read more