We are uniting the world to stand against tyranny.

We partner with world-changing activists.

We defend, equip, and give a platform to human rights activists who are boldly changing their communities and countries.

We create innovative solutions.

We connect activists to industry leaders and develop modern solutions to combat the worst human rights violations.

We activate millions of supporters.

We amplify the impact of our activists by inspiring people around the world to participate in our initiatives.

Who We are

We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Our mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world.

We focus our work on the founding ideals of the human rights movement, those most purely represented in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and the 1976 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

We believe all human beings are entitled to rights and freedoms including:

Freedom of Speech and Expression

The Right to Equal Treatment and Due Process Under Law

Freedom From Slavery and Torture

Freedom of Association

The Right to Leave and Enter Their Countries

Freedom From Interference and Coercion in Matters of Conscience

The Right to Acquire and Dispose of Property

Freedom From Arbitrary Detainment or Exile

The Right to Worship in the Manner of Their Choosing

The Right to Participate in the government of Their Country