The Interparliamentary Assembly on Human Rights and Religious Freedom (IPA) is an international institution composed of members of national and supranational parliaments from around the globe.
The unique nature of the IPA allows legislators to meet and address the issues of human rights and freedom of religion with common understanding and background as legislators, while in dialogue with religious leaders, NGOs, academics, and others. The program draws lawmakers from countries around the world to discuss fundamental rights and religious freedom in the context of pressing policy issues such as public health, counterterrorism and human trafficking.
The IPA's format allows directly elected legislators to relate to one another about the local challenges and opportunities they share, as well as questions of international and global interest.
There are an estimated 21 million to 45 million people trapped in some form of slavery today. It’s sometimes called “Modern-Day Slavery” and sometimes “Human Trafficking." At all times it is slavery at its core.
The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation. It takes on many forms today.
The International Project to Combat Modern Day Slavery works with corporations, governments, NGOs, international organizations, faith communities, and all stakeholders to end this scourge and support the victims of modern day slavery.
Over 70% of the population of the world lives in countries that restrict freedom of religion or belief (FRB).
The Global Religious Freedom Campaign is at the forefront of finding solutions in the marketplace, geopolitics, interfaith dialogue, and other arenas to promote and protect the right of an individual to express their beliefs according to the dictates of their minds, hearts, and consciences.
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