Tag: Regional

Same Faith, Different Persecution. WWR 2021 GSRP Report

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Open Doors International published the WWR 2021 Gender Specific Religious Persecution Report. The report focuses on Open Doors’ World Watch List of the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian and aims to reveal how often Christian men and women experience different pressure

Vulnerability of religious communities in Latin America in the context of COVID-19

Religiones Latinoamericanas Nueva Época has just published the last number of its journal: “Theoretical-Methodological Debates in the Study of Religions” (N. 6, July-December 2020) Rossana Muga, Coordinator of the World Watch Research Unit for Latin America of Open Doors International and Teresa Flores, director of OLIRE, contributed with the article “Vulnerability of religious communities in Latin

Biannual Report | July-December 2020

The Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America presents its Biannual Report, period July-December 2020. Through this report, we hope to collaborate with a better understanding of the state of religious freedom in the region. The document is available here.

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

The International Religious Freedom Alliance initiative

Daniel Stefano Salazar, OLIRE intern, comments on this recent initiative: “In February, the United States launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance (IRF Alliance). The goal is the promotion of freedom of worship and religion around the world. The commitment of this group is to observe and provide support to different countries that put in danger

OLIRE analyses the state of the right to religious freedom in the region

OLIRE had the opportunity to participate in online events organized by the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) and the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT). During these events, Dennis P. Petri discussed the multiple dimensions of the right to religious freedom, its interrelationship with other fundamental rights, and

2020 Semi-annual Report

In order to better understand the state of religious freedom in the region and as part of our “monitoring” goal, the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America launches its Semiannual Report, period January-June 2020. The document is available here.

Distance internship for college students and recent graduates

For the first time, OLIRE launches the distance internship program aimed at university students and recent graduates who have a special interest in the protection of human rights, particularly in the right to religious freedom, thought and/or expression. Interns’ activities will include collaboration with research projects, presentation of reports to various offices of the inter-American

Inter-American Court of Human Rights will analyze the case of Pavez v. Chile

The case dates back to 2007, when ecclesiastical authorities revoked Sandra Pavez’s certificate of suitability, which empowered her to teach religion classes at the Cardenal Antonio Samoré Municipal School, due to her sexual orientation. The IACHR presented the case to the Inter-American Court after concluding that the Chilean State violated Sandra Pavez’s human rights. The

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