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Sign of Hope stands by people worldwide whose rights are violated or threatened. A particular focus is on religious freedom - we advocate for religious tolerance and the rights of persecuted religious minorities.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 18, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On the basis of our own research, both in the affected countries, but also through networks in Germany, Sign of Hope would like to exert a targeted influence. We attach great importance to involving the respective national and international media in this work, in order to inform the public and to build up pressure on those responsible.

Our expert knowledge is also in demand at the United Nations: We have consultative status so that Sign of Hope can influence the discussions and decisions of the relevant UN bodies with submissions, publications and events. For us, this is a special form of participation to draw attention to grievances, in which we can incorporate the experience gained from our daily work.

Sign of Hope also regularly initiates petitions with the help of many supporters, in which cases of particularly serious human rights violations are articulated. These include the rights of religious minorities and women's rights. With the help of the petitions, we would like to move those responsible to act. In addition, Sign of Hope carries out its own human rights projects in various countries. In this way, we advocate for the respect and protection of human dignity.

Not least, Sign of Hope wants to contribute to a just global society in which every person can exercise their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. In doing so, we support people whose rights are violated by exploitation by the global North, and point out to these societies their global social responsibility.

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Verbesserung der Trinkwasserversorgung

Improvement of drinking water supply

In the Unity sub-state, more than 180,000 people suffer from contaminated drinking water; caused by improper petroleum extraction and processing. We are helping the local people by constructing deep wells that reach a clean drinking water aquifer below the contaminated upper aquifer.
Straßenkinder schützen, Menschenrechte wahren

Protecting street children, upholding human rights

Street children are among the most vulnerable population groups in the DR Congo and at the same time the most ostracized and mistreated. Sign of Hope supports the re-integration program of the Archdiocese of Bukavu, which works to protect the rights of street children with the help of a lawyer and...
Unterstützung für minderjährige Inhaftierte

Support for juvenile detainees

The conditions in Bukavu Juvenile Detention Center are being improved through psychosocial care for the detainees and the remodeling of cells. Released as well as still imprisoned street children and youths are given training to open up future prospects for them and help them re-integrate back into...

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