Promoting the universal and equal application of human rights for all people, regardless of one’s nationality, sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion, language, or any other status.


Defending the rights of those who might otherwise be forgotten, helping to make their voices heard in the corridors of power..


 Special Focus

Protecting Freedom of Religion & Belief (FoRB): the right of everyone to freedom of thought, conscience and religion as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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! 

CHINA: The Church of Almighty God Prisoners

VIDEO: EU Reporter & HRWF Roundtables

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





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