Christian Solidarity Worldwide (csw)
Source description last updated: 27 May 2014

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 is a Christian human rights non-governmental organisation which specialises in religious freedom, works on behalf of those persecuted for their Christian beliefs and promotes religious liberty for all.
We exist to redress the injustice faced by those who are discriminated against or persecuted on religious grounds, to champion human rights and to stand in solidarity with the oppressed.  In much of our work we address broader human rights issues that affect all people regardless of their religion, working with people of all faiths or none.“ (CSW: About us, undated)

Donations and legacies of supporters account for more 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 has a geographic focus on Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, and Vietnam. (CSW: Countries of focus, undated)

“Working with local partners, our highly skilled team of advocates conduct detailed research, including regular on-the-ground fact-finding visits, ensuring our information is both authentic and credible”(CSW: About us, undated)
“We regularly visit the countries we’re advocating for to gather first-hand evidence of human rights violations. We also have a range of long-term, trusted contacts in these countries, meaning we are able to verify the accuracy of our information. Through the careful collection of witness reports and key facts, we produce reports for politicians and other decision-makers. These reliable, respected, evidence-based reports raise awareness of religious freedom violations, and the suffering of the people affected, among the people who are best placed to take action.“ (CSW: Annual Report 2013, 2013, p. 6)
Language(s) of publications:
The CSW Website is only available in English.
Publications are only available in English
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