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Did you know 71 of the world's 195 countries have blasphemy laws? Penalties for violating blasphemy laws in these countries can range from fines to imprisonment and death. USCIRF’s groundbreaking report examines and compares the content of laws prohibiting blasphemy worldwide.
This abbreviated version of USCIRF’s 2017 Respecting Rights?--Measuring the World's Blasphemy Laws does not include Annex A ("Compendium of Laws") for the 71 countries analyzed in the original report, or Annex B (the "Codebook") for evaluating laws. 
While a common misperception persists that women’s rights to equality and freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) are clashing rights, the two are actually indivisible and interrelated, a new USCIRF report finds.
Click here to view the report: Wilting in the Kurdish Sun: The Hopes and Fears of Religious Minorities in Northern Iraq
School textbooks represent the political perspectives and national ideologies of whole edu­cational and government systems. As such, school textbooks are one of the most important indicators of official and popular perspectives of the cultural and political communities they depict both in words and images.
Click here to view Constitutional and Legal Challenges Faced by Religious Minorities in India
Click here to view Religious Freedom in Vietnam: Assessing the Country of Particular Concern Designation 10 Years After its Removal
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Click here to view the Barriers to Protection Report