Religious Human Rights NGOs

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) The organization's most recent name, as of 2011. (ORG_NAME) (ORGNAME)
2) Many NGOs have offices and/or operations in multiple countries. This variable refers to the country that the NGO identifies as the location of its headquarters (or, in some cases, 'international branch' or similar designation). (CNTRY_HEADQRTR) (CNTRYHDQ)
3) Does the NGO or parent organization have a website? (HAS_WBST) (HASWEBST)
TOTAL%
0) No. A current website could not be located. Information was taken solely from HRI30948.3
1) Yes. The NGO or parent organization has a functioning website (as of 2011)33151.7
TOTAL640100.0
4) Whether the information from the NGO or parent organization's website was used in coding (CODED_WBST) (CODWEBST)
TOTAL%
0) No. All information was taken from HRI or other online directories.32550.8
1) Yes. The information from the NGO or parent organization's website was used in coding.31549.2
TOTAL640100.0
5) Quality/Amount of information (INFO_QUALITY) (INFOQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Poor9514.8
2) Just okay21533.6
3) Good33051.6
TOTAL640100.0
6) Year that the organization or HR program was established (YEAR_ESTAB) (YEARESTB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6401522.673821
7) Some HR programs were affiliated with pre-existing organizations. This variable refers to the date this pre-existing organization was founded. However, not all programs had identifiable parent organizations, and among those that did, quite often the date of the parent organization's founding could not be located. (YEAR_PRNT_ESTB) (YPRNTEST)
TOTAL%
1831) 11.9
1834) 11.9
1843) 23.7
1855) 23.7
1909) 11.9
1919) 23.7
1920) 11.9
1921) 11.9
1924) 11.9
1925) 11.9
1931) 11.9
1936) 11.9
1942) 11.9
1943) 11.9
1944) 11.9
1945) 11.9
1947) 11.9
1948) 47.4
1950) 11.9
1952) 11.9
1955) 611.1
1957) 59.3
1962) 11.9
1963) 23.7
1966) 11.9
1968) 47.4
1972) 11.9
1973) 11.9
1975) 11.9
1977) 11.9
1980) 11.9
1981) 23.7
1983) 11.9
1991) 11.9
Missing586 
TOTAL54100.0
8) Is Program Defunct? (PROG_DEFUNCT) (PRGDEFUN)
TOTAL%
0) No42165.8
1) Yes639.8
9) Not sure15624.4
TOTAL640100.0
9) Religious Identity and 2nd Religious Identity (RELIGID1 and RELIGID2): These two variables refer to the faith tradition(s) that the organization explicitly identifies as relevant to its organizational identity or mission. Some groups identified as 'interfaith' (multiple distinct religions) or 'ecumenical' (multiple denominations within Christianity). (REL_IDENT) (RELIGID1)
TOTAL%
1) Ecumenical16025.0
2) Catholic17427.2
3) Christian Unspecified8813.8
4) Jewish335.2
5) Muslim243.8
6) Buddhist142.2
7) Interfaith274.2
8) Presbyterian60.9
9) Seventh Day Adventist50.8
10) Quaker71.1
11) Protestant Unspecified111.7
12) Orthodox40.6
13) Anglican50.8
14) Evangelical152.3
15) Baha'i'10.2
16) Baptist40.6
17) Coptic10.2
18) Jewish and Christian30.5
19) Methodist60.9
20) Church of Christ10.2
21) Lutheran71.1
22) Pentecostal10.2
23) Episcopalian30.5
24) Hare Krishna10.2
25) Hindu10.2
26) Mennonite20.3
27) Sikh20.3
28) Unitarian50.8
29) United Church of Canada10.2
30) United Church of Christ10.2
31) Netherlands Reformed Church10.2
99) Non-sectarian10.2
999) Not sure253.9
TOTAL640100.0
10) Religious Identity and 2nd Religious Identity (RELIGID1 and RELIGID2): These two variables refer to the faith tradition(s) that the organization explicitly identifies as relevant to its organizational identity or mission. Some groups identified as 'interfaith' (multiple distinct religions) or 'ecumenical' (multiple denominations within Christianity). (REL_IDENT2) (RELIGID2)
TOTAL%
12) Orthodox40.6
14) Evangelical10.2
16) Baptist10.2
19) Methodist10.2
21) Lutheran40.6
99) N/A62998.3
TOTAL640100.0
11) Affiliation with Religious Institution (INST_AFFIL) (INSTAFFL)
TOTAL%
0) No evidence of formal affiliation with a formal religious organization or institution.25640.0
1) The organization is itself a religious organization, such as a church, temple, yearly meeting (Quaker), etc., or the organization is itself a 'council of churches,' 'conference of bishops,' or other organizational structure that represents a formal alliance of church bodies or other religious equivalents.8313.0
2) The 'organization' is actually a program of a church, temple, synagogue, council of churches, etc.18929.5
3) The organization is a Roman Catholic 'justice and peace commission' inspired by Vatican II, usually led by bishops.385.9
4) The organization has been formally recognized by the Holy See as an International Catholic Organization (ICO).132.0
9) Not clear, but some evidence suggests that it is probably a religious organization or a program of a religious organization (1, 2, 3 or 4).619.5
TOTAL640100.0
12) Evidence of Religious Association: Religion is mentioned in the NGO's name (REL_NAME) (RELNAME)
TOTAL%
0) No, neither a particular religion nor religion in general is explicitly mentioned in the NGO's name8913.9
1) Yes, a particular religion, or religion in general is explicitly mentioned in the NGO's name23336.4
9) N/A31849.7
TOTAL640100.0
13) Evidence of Religious Association: Inspired by Religion (REL_INSPIRE) (RELINSP)
TOTAL%
0) No, evidence was not found that the NGO identifies its human rights mission as rooted in the teachings of a particular religion or religions.21433.4
1) Yes, evidence was found that the NGO identifies its human rights mission as rooted in the teachings of a particular religion or religions.10816.9
9) N/A31849.7
TOTAL640100.0
14) Evidence of Religious Association: Religious Activities (REL_ACTIV) (RELACTIV)
TOTAL%
0) No, evidence did not suggest that the NGO engages in activities such as prayer, worship, observance of religious practice, or religious teaching. There were no scriptural or other explicitly religious references on the organization's website.21633.8
1) Yes, the NGO engages in activities such as prayer, worship, observance of religious practice, religious teaching, or the use of religious references (such as scripture) on its website.10616.6
9) N/A31849.7
TOTAL640100.0
15) Evidence of Religious Association: Religious Mobilization (REL_MOBILIZE) (RELMOBIL)
TOTAL%
0) No, evidence was not found that the mobilization of religious persons, whether clergy or laity, around human rights concerns was among the NGO's activities.11918.6
1) Yes, evidence was found that the mobilization of religious persons, whether clergy or laity, around human rights concerns was among the NGO's activities. This would also include organizations that were founded by clergy (priests, nuns, rabbis, etc.).20331.7
9) N/A31849.7
TOTAL640100.0
16) Evidence of Religious Association: Evangelism (EVANG_PRES) (EVANGPRE)
TOTAL%
0) No, there was no evidence suggesting the organization engages in some attempt to share its religion with others.23636.9
1) Yes, there was evidence suggesting the organization engages in some attempt to share its religion with others.8613.4
9) N/A31849.7
TOTAL640100.0
17) Type Evidence of Evangelism (EVANG_TYPE) (EVANGTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Seeking Converts or New Members of Religion284.4
2) Religious Education Only264.1
3) Social Evangelism Only182.8
4) Distribution of Religious Materials Only60.9
9) Not applicable55486.6
23) Engages in both Religious Education and Social Evangelism.60.9
24) Engages in both Religious Education and Distribution of Religious Materials.20.3
TOTAL640100.0
18) Consultative Status (UN_CNSLT) (UNCNSLT)
TOTAL%
0) No. The organization does not have UN consultative status.43167.3
1) Yes. The organization does have UN consultative status.7311.4
2) The organization does not itself have consultative status but is a formal entity of the Roman Catholic Church, which itself has observer (quasi-state) status at the UN.12118.9
3) The organization does not itself have consultative status but is a 'child' (e.g. program) of a parent organization that does have UN consultative status.152.3
TOTAL640100.0
19) The year the organization was granted consultative status. (UN_CNSLT_YEAR) (UNCNSLTY)
TOTAL%
8) Not sure. The organization has consultative status, but the year it was obtained could not be located.10.2
9) Not applicable (neither the organization nor its parent has consultative status).43167.3
99) The organization does not itself have consultative status, but is a formal entity of the Roman Catholic Church, which itself has observer (quasi-state) status at the UN.12419.4
1947) 194760.9
1948) 194850.8
1949) 194920.3
1951) 195110.2
1952) 195240.6
1967) 196710.2
1969) 196910.2
1970) 197020.3
1972) 197210.2
1973) 197310.2
1974) 197420.3
1975) 197510.2
1979) 197960.9
1982) 198210.2
1983) 198310.2
1985) 198560.9
1987) 198710.2
1989) 198910.2
1995) 199550.8
1996) 199650.8
1997) 199791.4
1998) 199871.1
1999) 199910.2
2000) 200030.5
2001) 200110.2
2002) 200210.2
2003) 200310.2
2004) 200450.8
2005) 200510.2
2006) 200610.2
2007) 200710.2
TOTAL640100.0
20) Type of Consultative Status: (UN_CNSLT_TYPE) (UNCNSTYP)
TOTAL%
1) General162.5
2) Special578.9
3) Roster152.3
4) The organization does not itself have consultative status, but is formal entity of the Roman Catholic Church, which itself has observer (quasi-state) status at the UN.12118.9
8) N/A43167.3
TOTAL640100.0
21) Human Rights Focus: Non-Religious Human Rights (HR1) (HRNONREL)
TOTAL%
0) No8212.8
1) Yes55586.7
9) No info30.5
TOTAL640100.0
22) Human Rights Focus: Religious Freedom (HR2) (HRRELFRD)
TOTAL%
0) No48075.0
1) Yes15724.5
9) No info30.5
TOTAL640100.0
23) Human Rights Focus: Human rights for a particular religion (HR3) (HRRELGRP)
TOTAL%
0) None. Does not focus on human rights for a particular religious group.53082.8
1) Jewish335.2
2) Muslim142.2
3) Buddhist71.1
4) Christian unspecified304.7
5) Baha'i'20.3
6) Presbyterian20.3
7) Baptist10.2
8) Coptic10.2
9) Catholic40.6
10) Protestant unspecified10.2
11) Evangelical10.2
12) Orthodox30.5
13) Jewish and Christian20.3
14) Hare Krishna20.3
15) Sikh10.2
16) Dalit10.2
17) Jews and Palestinians10.2
24) Muslim and Christian10.2
99) Not sure (no info)30.5
TOTAL640100.0
24) Human Rights Focus: Right to Evangelize (HR4) (HREVANG)
TOTAL%
0) No56988.9
1) Yes6810.6
9) No info30.5
TOTAL640100.0
25) Human Rights Focus: Indigenous Rights (HR5) (HRINDIGE)
TOTAL%
0) No62397.3
1) Yes142.2
9) No info30.5
TOTAL640100.0
26) Country Focus (CNTYFCS1, CNTYFCS2, CNTYFCS3): There are three 'country focus' variables, which account for organizational focuses on up to three individual countries. The individual countries are not themselves coded (instead the actual names of the countries are in the dataset). Organizations that focus on more than three countries are coded as '3,' and information is provided on the regions on which they focus. (CNTRY_FOCUS) (CNTYFCS1)
27) Country Focus (CNTYFCS1, CNTYFCS2, CNTYFCS3): There are three 'country focus' variables, which account for organizational focuses on up to three individual countries. The individual countries are not themselves coded (instead the actual names of the countries are in the dataset). Organizations that focus on more than three countries are coded as '3,' and information is provided on the regions on which they focus. (CNTRY_FOCUS2) (CNTYFCS2)
28) Country Focus (CNTYFCS1, CNTYFCS2, CNTYFCS3): There are three 'country focus' variables, which account for organizational focuses on up to three individual countries. The individual countries are not themselves coded (instead the actual names of the countries are in the dataset). Organizations that focus on more than three countries are coded as '3,' and information is provided on the regions on which they focus. (CNTRY_FOCUS3) (CNTYFCS3)
29) Region Focus (REGNFCS1, REGNFCS2, REGNFCS3): For organizations that focus on more than three countries, three 'regional focus' variables were created. (REGION_FOCUS) (REGNFCS1)
TOTAL%
1) Africa365.6
2) Latin America and/or Caribbean314.8
3) Former USSR193.0
4) Central, Southern, or Western Asia142.2
5) East or South-East Asia10.2
6) Eastern Europe only40.6
7) Europe20.3
8) Oceania30.5
33) More than three regions.17827.8
99) N/A35255.0
TOTAL640100.0
30) Region Focus (REGNFCS1, REGNFCS2, REGNFCS3): For organizations that focus on more than three countries, three 'regional focus' variables were created. (REGION_FOCUS2) (REGNFCS2)
TOTAL%
1) Africa20.3
2) Latin America and/or Caribbean40.6
3) Former USSR10.2
4) Central, Southern, or Western Asia40.6
5) East or South-East Asia172.7
6) Eastern Europe only50.8
7) Europe30.5
99) N/A60494.4
TOTAL640100.0
31) Region Focus (REGNFCS1, REGNFCS2, REGNFCS3): For organizations that focus on more than three countries, three 'regional focus' variables were created. (REGION_FOCUS3) (REGNFCS3)
TOTAL%
1) Africa10.2
4) Central, Southern, or Western Asia20.3
5) East or South-East Asia20.3
99) N/A63499.2
Missing1 
TOTAL639100.0
32) Original Case Number: The original case numbers, combined with the variables ORGTIE and DUPLTYPE (see below) allow users to link HR programs with the religious organizations that sponsor them in cases where both the organization and the program were listed in the directory (see above and below). (CASE_NUM) (CASENUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL640417.964232
33) Number of Branches: For international organizations that were coded as either '0' or '4' for the variable INSTAFFL (Affiliation with Religious Institution) this variable refers the number of countries in which the organization has branches. (NUM_BRANCHES) (NUMBRNCH)
TOTAL%
1) 510.9
2) 12.2
3) 48.7
4) 36.5
5) 24.3
7) 12.2
8) 24.3
10) 12.2
14) 12.2
15) 24.3
18) 12.2
28) 12.2
29) 12.2
35) 12.2
36) 12.2
38) 24.3
43) 12.2
50) 24.3
57) 12.2
76) 12.2
78) 12.2
79) 12.2
80) 12.2
83) 12.2
84) 12.2
85) 12.2
101) 24.3
108) 12.2
109) 12.2
119) 12.2
163) 12.2
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
34) Location of Branches: Africa (BR_AFRICA) (BRAFRICA)
TOTAL%
0) No1737.0
1) Yes2963.0
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
35) Location of Branches: Latin America and/or Caribbean (BR_LTN_AMER) (BRLTNAMR)
TOTAL%
0) No1737.0
1) Yes2963.0
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
36) Location of Branches: North America (BR_NRTH_AMER) (BRNRTHAM)
TOTAL%
0) No1021.7
1) Yes3576.1
8) Not sure12.2
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
37) Location of Branches: Central, Southern, or Western Asia (BR_W_ASIA) (BRWASIA)
TOTAL%
0) No1941.3
1) Yes2656.5
8) Not sure12.2
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
38) Location of Branches: East or South-East Asia (BR_E_ASIA) (BREASIA)
TOTAL%
0) No2043.5
1) Yes2554.3
8) Not sure12.2
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
39) Location of Branches: Eastern Europe only (BR_E_EUROPE) (BREEURO)
TOTAL%
0) No2145.7
1) Yes2452.2
8) Not sure12.2
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
40) Location of Branches: Europe (BR_W_EUROPE) (BRWEURO)
TOTAL%
0) No715.2
1) Yes3882.6
8) Not sure12.2
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
41) Location of Branches: Oceania (BR_OCEANIA) (BROCEANI)
TOTAL%
0) No2656.5
1) Yes2043.5
Missing594 
TOTAL46100.0
42) Organizational Tie: Some of the cases in the dataset are actually human rights programs that are affiliated with religious organizations that also have profiles in the HRI directory. To avoid counting these 'duplicates,' for each such human rights program, this variable indicates the original case number (CASENUM) for the parent religious organization to which it belongs. (ORG_TIE) (ORGTIE)
TOTAL%
24) 11.8
28) 11.8
35) 11.8
69) 712.5
75) 11.8
94) 11.8
102) 11.8
115) 47.1
117) 11.8
202) 47.1
275) 11.8
306) 11.8
315) 11.8
316) 35.4
381) 11.8
384) 23.6
428) 23.6
444) 23.6
548) 11.8
568) 11.8
571) 11.8
599) 11.8
600) 35.4
602) 23.6
657) 11.8
725) 11.8
748) 11.8
764) 23.6
766) 11.8
767) 23.6
771) 23.6
801) 11.8
831) 11.8
Missing584 
TOTAL56100.0
43) Type of Duplicate: Some of the cases in the dataset are actually human rights programs that are affiliated with religious organizations that also have profiles in the HRI directory. For such programs, this variable indicates whether the case is the 'parent' religious organization, or the human rights program. (DUPLICATE_TYPE) (DUPLTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organization that has a human rights program(s) in the dataset3135.6
2) Human rights program affiliated with the religious organization in the dataset5664.4
Missing553 
TOTAL87100.0
44) Notes (NOTES)