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 at the UN and the European Parliament

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HRWF Presentation at UN Human Rights Council about the FIES system in Spain

HRWF Presentation at the European Parliament on Sexual Violence and Rape as Abuses of Power

HRWF on Religious Persecution in China at the European Parliament

In Prison for Their Faith 2020

Ahmadis – Baha’is – Buddhists – Catholics – Church of Almighty God – Falun Gong – Jehovah’s Witnesses – Orthodox – Protestants – Said Nursi – Sufis – Sunnis – Tabligh Jamaat

Report on Human Rights and Political Repression in Benin

HRWF reports

Freedom of Religion or Belief

This HRWF report exposes the practice of kidnapping, confinement and forced de-conversion that is currently ongoing in South Korea. It discusses the history, cultural context and drivers of this gross human rights violation, highlights 10 individual cases and provides recommendations.

Women's Rights & Religion

This HRWF report explores the ways in which religious texts and practices as well as cultural influences and patriarchal systems influence the infringement of women's rights. It aspires to highlight the powerful potential that religion and religious leaders have to help guarantee these rights around the world.


HRWF puts a database of news from a variety of outside sources at the disposal of human rights researchers.


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