The IPPFoRB network is committed to supporting the formation of national and regional groupings of parliamentarians committed to combatting religious persecution and advancing freedom of religion or belief. In the coming years, IPPFoRB will establish 10 new national groups of Parliamentarians committed to FoRB and 3 new regional networks.
Current IPPFoRB regional groups include:
UK All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief
A cross-party parliamentary group, the APPG exists to raise awareness and the profile of international freedom of religion or belief as a human right among Parliamentarians, media, government and the general public in the UK, and to increase the effectiveness of the UK’s contribution to international institutions charged with enforcing this human right.
For more information on the APPG, click the website.
IPPFoRB Brazil was formed at the National Congress of Brazil on March 17, 2015. Current members are MPs Leonardo Quintão, Romulo Gouveia, Roberto de Lucena and José Medeiros.
Contact IPPFoRB Brazil: email@example.com
Pakistani Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion and Interfaith Harmony
Launched on May 21, 2015 and chaired by IPPFoRB founding member Asiya Nasir, MNA, the all-party group committed itself to work toward interfaith harmony in the region.
Contact PPFoRIH: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwegian Parliamentary Group for Freedom of Religion
Founded by IPPFoRB Steering Committee member Abid Raja, MP and supported by all parties, the group works to put a spotlight on FoRB in Norway and abroad. The group was launched on May 27, 2015.
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IPPFoRB Latin America
Established in 2015, thirteen parliamentarians have already gathered to discuss, share and act upon regional concerns. More information on IPPFoRB Latin America is available here.
Contact IPPFoRB Latin America: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danish Inter-parliamentarian Network on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Chaired by Daniel Toft Jakobsen, MP, seven members of the Danish parliament established the Danish Inter-parliamentarian network on Freedom of Religion or Belief with the primary objective of strengthening freedom of religion or belief in Danish foreign and development policies. The network will bring together parliamentarians across the political spectrum with scientists and researchers and civil society organizations in a common informed dialogue on how freedom of religion or belief can be strengthen and how similar efforts are tackled in other national and international forums. For more information, read the Inter-parliamentarian Network’s press release.
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