Non-governmental Organization based in United States of America

Freedom House acts as a catalyst for freedom through a combination of analysis, advocacy, and action. Our research and analysis frames the policy debate in the United States and abroad on the progress and decline of freedom. Leading experts on democracy have called our flagship publication, Freedom in the World, an “essential source” and “indispensable guide” to democracy’s development.

We advocate for U.S. leadership and collaboration with like-minded governments to vigorously oppose dictators and oppression. We amplify the voices of those struggling for freedom in repressive societies and counter authoritarian efforts to weaken international scrutiny of their regimes.

We also empower frontline human rights defenders and civic activists to uphold fundamental rights and to advance democratic change. With Freedom House’s support, these activists expand the boundaries of freedom in repressive societies and hold their governments to account.

All Updates

21 entries found
16 Jan 2018 description
report Freedom House

Key Findings

  • Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017 as its basic tenets—including guarantees of free and fair elections, the rights of minorities, freedom of the press, and the rule of law—came under attack around the world.

  • Seventy-one countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties, with only 35 registering gains. This marked the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom.

26 May 2017 description

Geneva, 25 May 2017

RE: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to persistent and grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia and the pressing need to support the establishment of an independent, impartial and international investigation into atrocities committed by security forces to suppress peaceful protests and independent dissent.

10 Feb 2017 description
report Freedom House

Washington
November 14, 2016

Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 as more governments aggressively targeted social media and communication apps than ever before, according to the Freedom on the Net 2016 report released today by Freedom House.

13 Sep 2016 description

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia, including the recent crackdown on largely peaceful protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions.

As the UN Human Rights Council prepares to convene for its 33rd session between 13 – 30 September 2016, we urge your delegation to prioritise and address through joint and individual statements the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia.

An escalating human rights crisis in Oromia and Amhara Regions

05 May 2016 description

3 May 2016 To: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

ACHPR Commissioner on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan, Mr Lawrence Mute

Government of Sudan

UN Human Rights Council

UN Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Mr Aristide Nononsi

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Maina Kiai

cc: African Union Peace and Security Council

UN Security Council

Re. Open Letter concerning excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities

Jobs

16 entries found
15 Jun 2018 description
job Closing date: 31 Jul 2018 Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

POSITION SUMMARY

15 Jun 2018 description
job Closing date: 31 Jul 2018 Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

15 Jun 2018 description
job Closing date: 31 Jul 2018 Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

15 Jun 2018 description
job Closing date: 31 Jul 2018 Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

13 Jun 2018 description
job Closing date: 31 Jul 2018 Freedom House

Freedom House monitors, strengthens, and defends democracy worldwide through programs that support frontline activists, research, and advocacy. We are leaders in identifying threats to civil liberties and political rights, and never in our 77-year history has our work mattered more. We seek an Executive Assistant to serve as assistant to Freedom House’s Chief Development Officer.