Freedom House is on the front lines in promoting freedom and democracy in some of the most repressive societies around the world. Stand with us so that everyone may enjoy the basic freedoms we take for granted: the freedom to vote, to seek justice, or to practice one's faith.
Freedom House's programs support human rights and democracy advocates in their efforts to promote open government, defend human rights, strengthen civil society and facilitate the free flow of information and ideas. Freedom House primarily offers assistance through trainings, international exchange programs, grant giving and networking activities. In addition, Freedom House offers symbolic and moral support through advocacy and visible demonstrations of solidarity on behalf of counterparts abroad.
Freedom House currently has 14 offices and conducts programs in more than 30 countries in all regions of the world. Primary funding for Freedom House’s programs comes in the form of grants from USAID and U.S. State Department, as well as from other democratic governments—Canada, the EU, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden—and from private foundations, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Current Regional Programming
In Asia, Freedom House programs enable citizens to assert their rights and supports their efforts to gain a greater say in how they are governed.
Freedom House works in Europe to educate policy makers about threats to fundamental rights and freedoms in individual countries, to protect activists, and to bolster civil society organizations.
Freedom House supports citizens and civic groups across the Eurasia region to actively participate in reforms, seek accountability for injustice, and engage citizens.
Latin America and the Caribbean Programs
Freedom House helps citizens defend their rights against government abuses in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Middle East and North Africa Programs
Freedom House supports democracy and human rights leaders across the Middle East and North Africa region in exposing abuses and pressing for reform.
Sub-Saharan Africa Programs
Freedom House works to resist these trends through a combination of on-the-ground programs in more than a dozen countries directly supporting civil society and human rights defenders.
Emergency Assistance & Thematic Programs
Around the world, journalists, human rights defenders and civil society activists and organizations come under threat because they stand up for their fellow citizens. Learn more about Freedom House's Emergency Assistance programs to find out more.
Human Rights Support Mechanism program
Implemented by the PROGRESS consortium of core partner organizations, the Human Rights Support Mechanism deploys programs that promote universally recognized human rights.
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Free Them All: A Political Prisoners Initiative
Free Them All: A Political Prisoners Initiative is a new Freedom House project intended to help free political prisoners and push back against the jailing of activists as a tool of repression. Located around the globe, the stories of these artists, journalists, and activists illustrate the significant pressures and harms that human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists face in reprisal for their work and why they need our support.