17 NGOs call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Advocates

May 15, 2020 | Joint statement on Saudi Women's Rights advocates Freedom Forward joined a coalition of sixteen other organizations in denouncing the Saudi government's detention of Saudi women's rights activists. May 15, 2020 marks the two-year anniversary of this detention.Text below (PDF here):FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Stephen McInerney, Executive Director , POMED, stephen.mcinerney@pomed.org, 202-804-4749 (office); April Brady, Communications Director, … Continue reading 17 NGOs call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Advocates

Letter urging Vice President Biden to adopt a humane foreign policy

May 11, 2020 | Letter to Vice President Biden Freedom Forward joined a coalition of 51 organizations calling on Vice President Joe Biden to adopt a new, humane foreign policy. President Trump received the letter, as well. Text below (PDF here): Dear Vice President Biden,We write to you as a broad coalition of organizations that … Continue reading Letter urging Vice President Biden to adopt a humane foreign policy

Media: “How Saudi Arabia is using G20 talks to hide its terrible record on women’s rights” | The New Arab

“How Saudi Arabia is using G20 talks to hide its terrible record on women’s rights,” The New Arab, May 7, 2020.“‘Saudi Arabia’s PR army has worked hard to silence any serious talk about women’s rights and human rights at the G20,’ Sunjeev Bery, director of the anti-autocrat campaign group Freedom Forward, told TNA. ‘This is all about … Continue reading Media: “How Saudi Arabia is using G20 talks to hide its terrible record on women’s rights” | The New Arab

W20 “Women 20” urged to oppose Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Violations

A coalition of human rights and peace organizations is urging the W20 "Women 20" and W20 delegates to end their silence on Saudi Arabia's human rights violations. The W20 "Women 20" is one of multiple engagement groups that consult to the G20. The G20 is hosted by Saudi Arabia this year. The letter urges the … Continue reading W20 “Women 20” urged to oppose Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Violations