Source description last updated: 9 April 2019

In brief: Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a Christian advocacy organisation with the aim of promoting religious freedom worldwide, seeking to influence governments on religious freedom issues.

Coverage on

Press Releases, Reports, Country Profiles.

Covered weekly on, for countries of priorities A-C.


“CSW seeks to challenge and change the laws, behaviours and policies which lead to abuses of the right to freedom of religion and belief.” (CSW: About CSW, undated)


Donations and legacies of supporters account for almost the complete annual income. (CSW: Annual Report 2013, 2013, p. 21)

Scope of reporting:

CSW is reporting on persecution because of religious belief and violations of religious freedom, with a focus on Christians.

“CSW’s team of specialist advocates work on over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East [...]” (CSW: About CSW, undated)


“Our teams regularly visit the countries we’re working on to gather first-hand evidence of violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief. [...] We regularly provide decision-makers in the UK parliament, United Nations, European Union and US Congress with accurate reports of freedom of religion or belief around the world. [...] We believe that to bring lasting change we must work with activists, journalists, religious leaders and partner NGOs in the countries on which we focus. [...] We challenge and encourage those in positions of power whose policies or actions can make a difference, to bring about change. We work extensively at the United Nations, and with the UK and US governments, the European Union and other regional and international bodies.” (CSW: About CSW, undated)

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