Bellwether
International

 

FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF IS A HUMAN RIGHT.

Bellwether International responds to freedom of religion or belief in pre- and post- genocide communities at the intersection of human rights.

Freedom of religion or belief can prevent genocide. 

3 genocides in 10 years

Targeting freedom of religion or belief for

Yazidis in Iraq

Uighurs in China

Rohingya in Myanmar/Burma

Our Model

Collaborating directly with the communities affected by religious freedom and genocide, our interventions are locally designed, and locally implemented. Every community project centers on the following four pillars for sustainable and lasting change. 

Muslim Mother and Son
Women Holding Hands

EDUCATION

Education occurs in the home with families and neighbors, and whoever you claim as family and neighbors. Our education programs aim to build society from the family locus, outwards and upwards.

GENDER EQUALITY

Religious and belief systems have incredible potential to close the gender gap and provide equal opportunity, advocacy against gender-based violence, and inclusivity.

African Village
Priest

AID TO DISPLACED PERSONS

Our world is experiencing unprecedented numbers of refugees with over 26.0 million refugees in the world—2.1 million people have been displaced because of religion in Nigeria alone. We seek to help groups such as the 909,000 Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar who have been displaced since March 2019. 

ADVOCACY

Advocacy happens in communities through religious leaders and local governments. We seek to support local leaders and raise the international importance of freedom of religion or belief as a fundamental human right.