Shia Rights Watch
Created by: Jason Benitez
About SRW
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World’s first independent organization working to protect the
rights of Shia Muslims

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Non-profit, non-gove...
The Issues
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Anti-Shi’ism: Prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims

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Constitutes second largest sect of Islam

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O...
What We Believe
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We all have the right to freedom of religion and the right to live in
peace

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Discrimination against ...
What We Do
(Research)
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Gather information to identify human rights violations against
Shia Muslims

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Use a variety of ...
What We Do
(Advocacy/Awareness)
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Release annual reports for
countries including:
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Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Pakista...
What We Do
(Advocacy/Awareness)
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Monitor news media to ensure the issues are being covered
adequately and responsibly

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What You Can Do
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Organizations and individuals are welcome to join our network
as a member

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By becoming a member you ...
For More Information
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Visit our website at www.shiarightswatch.org

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Contact Shia Rights Watch
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Email: office@s...
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Shia Rights Watch

  1. 1. Shia Rights Watch Created by: Jason Benitez
  2. 2. About SRW p World’s first independent organization working to protect the rights of Shia Muslims p Non-profit, non-governmental organization p Based in Washington, DC p Founded in 2011 p Over 600 Active members Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net
  3. 3. The Issues p Anti-Shi’ism: Prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims p Constitutes second largest sect of Islam p Often face discrimination & persecution, especially in the Middle East p Current issues include: – Sectarian violence in Iraq – Government oppression of Shia majority in Bahrain – Attacks against Shia Muslims committed by rebel extremist groups in Syria Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net
  4. 4. What We Believe p We all have the right to freedom of religion and the right to live in peace p Discrimination against any peoples must be brought to light and stopped immediately p We must provide a voice to those who cannot speak out for themselves p Shia Muslims face constant oppression and need an organization that highlights the violations committed against them Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net
  5. 5. What We Do (Research) p Gather information to identify human rights violations against Shia Muslims p Use a variety of sources including: – Interviewing victims and witnesses – Analyzing reports from other national and international organizations – Interacting with NGOs, religious organizations, community leaders, and journalists – Creating an information network throughout the world Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net
  6. 6. What We Do (Advocacy/Awareness) p Release annual reports for countries including: – – – – – Saudi Arabia Bahrain Pakistan Malaysia Indonesia Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net
  7. 7. What We Do (Advocacy/Awareness) p Monitor news media to ensure the issues are being covered adequately and responsibly p Provide information to commentators, journalists, scholars, or other organizations that seek to explore the persecution of Shia Muslims p Publish articles and editorials p Attend conventions Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net
  8. 8. What You Can Do p Organizations and individuals are welcome to join our network as a member p By becoming a member you can: – – Submit content to SRW for possible inclusion on our website – p Have immediate access to updates on activities, strategies, news, reports, etc. Take part in regional initiatives, skills exchange opportunities between members, and networking opportunities Join at www.shiarightswatch.org/membership Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net
  9. 9. For More Information u Visit our website at www.shiarightswatch.org u Contact Shia Rights Watch – – u Email: office@shiarightswatch.net Phone: (202) 350-4302 Contact me directly at Jbenitez@shiarightswatch.net Jason Benitez JBenitez@ShiaRightsWatch.net

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