Your organisation could become one of our stakeholders.

The vision for the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief was to create an organisation backed by groups representing every major faith or belief in the country, as well as interested individuals and groups campaigning for human rights.

The aim of the APPG is to champion the right of all people across the world to enjoy the freedom bestowed by Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The group was founded on the principle that it would direct its attention where the need is greatest and the possibility for change is highest, rather than having its focus influenced by one or two large-scale donors.

Because there is no Parliamentary funding of any kind for APPGs, the decision was made to seek financial backing from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, which each contribute a similar amount to the financial costs of running the APPG.

So organisations are encouraged to consider become a stakeholder: primarily because they want to actively support the work of the APPG. However, since our stakeholders are committed to funding the group, it is right that they share in the benefits of its work and are consulted on its future direction.

Thus stakeholders

  • are provided with a regular digest of news related to freedom of religion and belief, as well as up-to-date information about Parliamentary events, questions, speeches and debates that touch upon the subject
  • are invited to forum meetings to give input on the strategic direction of the group, including proposals for future inquiries, reports and events
  • are given priority on places at all our events, to ensure that their representatives are able to participate fully in the work of the group. The APPG also holds exclusive stakeholder-only events with Non-Governmental experts who can advise on a range of aspects of civil society work, such as media strategy and advocacy.

If you would like to explore the possibility of your organisation becoming a stakeholder, please email Katharine Thane



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