Organizations

Freedom House

About Freedom House

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights. Since its founding, the Freedom House has been a vigorous proponent of democratic values and a steadfast opponent of dictatorships of the far left and the far right. Freedom House has opposed tyranny around the world, including dictatorships in Latin America, apartheid in South Africa, Soviet domination of Central and Eastern Europe, and religiously-based totalitarian regimes such as those governing Sudan, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Freedom House has promoted the growth of freedom by encouraging U.S. policymakers, international institutions, and the governments of established democracies to adopt policies that advance human rights and democracy around the world. At the same time, Freedom House provides support to individuals working in the world’s young democracies to overcome debilitating legacies of tyranny, dictatorship and political repression, as well as to activists working in repressive societies to bring about greater freedom and openness.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Activism, Lobbying

Motto

Championing Democracy and Protecting Human Rights Around the World

Country Offices

South Africa, United States

Quickfacts

Founded: 1941
Location (HQ): United States
Scope: Global
Focus area: All human rights

Does this organisation offer paid Internships?

No

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.