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01.15.21 | News Monitoring

World Watch List 2021

Open Doors International, an institution that studies the reality of persecuted Christians around the world has just launched the World Watch List 2021. The list presents those countries where it is most challenging to be a Christian. The private, family, community, national, and church life of Christians is studied to identify pressure situations that put

11.25.20 | OLIRE Updates

Assessing the specificity of the vulnerability of girls and women belonging to religious minorities

The International Institute for Religious Freedom just issued the last volume of the International Journal for Religious Freedom: “Gender and Religious Freedom”. Dennis P. Petri, founder and scholar-at-large at the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America contributed with the article “Assessing the specificity of the vulnerability of girls and women belonging to religious minorities”.

11.25.20 | News Monitoring, Violent Incidents

Paramilitary group attacks humanitarian aid brigade in Tabak, Mexico

On the 18th of November, a humanitarian aid brigade was attacked by members of a paramilitary group in the community of Tabak, Aldama, Chiapas, Mexico. As a result of this attack, María Isabel Hernández Rea, a nun, was shot in her right leg and needed to be treated in the hospital for her injuries. The

11.25.20 | OLIRE Updates

Comment on the UN Special Rapporteur’s report “Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance”

This comment was written by Thomas de Bruin, an intern with OLIRE. On October 12th, 2020, the interim report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, was released. In his report he focused on multiple aspects of the right to religious freedom and belief. The Special Rapporteur stated that, based

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