News

 Community consultation in Mozambique prior to UN human rights investigations. Photo: LWF/ S. Oftadeh
21 Jan
Human rights remain a challenge in Mozambique
DWS Mozambique, Human Rights, UPR, Universal Periodic Review
21 Jan
Mixed feedback after Universal Periodic Review
“The call to protect the vulnerable is part of our deepest faith convictions,” LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge told participants at the Geneva conference. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
19 Jan
We must address root causes of the refugee crisis
Human Rights, Refugees. Displaced person, European refugee crisis
19 Jan
Strategic cooperation with faith-based organizations makes a critical difference
Escorted by a Czech volunteer (in the high-visibility vest), refugees approach the border into Croatia near the Serbian village of Berkasovo. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
10 Dec
Strategies to counter terrorism engender more violence
Human Rights, Human Rights Day
10 Dec
Joint Statement by LWF President and General Secretary on Human Rights Day
Feeling inspired: young people at a youth network camp come up with ideas to improve life in their communities. Photo: LWF Central America
8 Dec
Human Rights Day: Working for justice in Nicaragua
Nicaragua, Human Rights, Human Rights Day
8 Dec
How a youth network changes society in Central America
Photo: Stephen Gibson/photohome.co.uk
14 Nov
LWF decries massive loss of lives in Beirut and Paris attacks
Human Rights, Theology, Violence, LWF General Secretary, Terroism
14 Nov
Younan and Junge encourage people of faith to strengthen peace efforts
A woman walks down a street in Myanmar, where women are particularly disadvantaged. The LWF has presented recommendations to the UN human rights process which will scrutinise human rights in Myanmar.
16 Oct
Human rights support sought to change lives in Myanmar
DWS Myanmar, Myanmar, UPR, Human Rights
16 Oct
Delegation from Myanmar presents human rights report report
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary supports Roma families such as Eva's (holding her child) with shelter and advocates for their rights. Photo: Tamás Kiss
25 Jun
UN Special Rapporteur seeks faith-based support for human rights’ advocacy
Roma and Sinti, Human Rights, Minorities and Indigenous People, United Nations
25 Jun
LWF’s Oral Statement on Roma People at Human Rights Council
Olga Tshiwewe (WCC), Iman Sandra Pertek (IRW) and Dr Elaine Neuenfeldt (LWF, from left) discuss during the side event on violence against women at the Human Rights Council. Photo: LWF/C.Kästner
17 Jun
Faith-based organizations issue statement at Human Rights Council
Interfaith, Human Rights, Gender Justice
17 Jun
“Common vision to protect dignity of girls and women”
A cooperative of Dalit women in Nepal. LWF is working with marginalized communities to help them claim their rights. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
31 Mar
Human Rights in Myanmar and Nepal
DWS Myanmar, Myanmar, Human Rights, UPR
31 Mar
LWF Submits Parallel Reports to Human Rights Council
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Prof. Heiner Bielefeldt (left) and Mr Ralston Deffenbaugh, LWF Assistant General Secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
13 Mar
Enhancing Faith-Based Cooperation for Religious Freedom and Expression
Human Rights
13 Mar
LWF Moderates Side Event at UN Human Rights Council
A woman in the community store in Despagne. Photo: LWF Haiti/H. Enge
6 Mar
Empowering Women in Macaya, Haiti
Haiti, Women, Human Rights, Education, DWS Haiti and the Caribbean
6 Mar
Capacity Building and Human Rights Education
Mourners in Paris pay respects to those slained in the Charlie Hebdo shooting.  Photo: Valentina Calá creative commons flickr
8 Jan
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge Denounces Any Claims for Religious Justification of Violence
Human Rights, Theology, Violence, LWF General Secretary
8 Jan
LWF Condemns Disregard for Human Life in Paris Killings