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 ecoi.net:

Press Releases, Reports, Country Profiles.

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

Mission/Mandate/Objectives:

“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)

Funding:

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)

Methodology:

“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)

Languages of publications:

English.

 

All links accessed 9 April 2019.

Homepage:
http://www.csw.org.uk/
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