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Because everyone deserves the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief

– it’s how we’re hardwired.


Peace, Community Cohesion, and Respect for Freedom of Belief in Iraq

December 22, 2022 –Al-Hurra TV speaks with Executive Director Tina Ramirez about programs in education and school sectors in northern Iraq.

OAN Tipping Point with Kara McKinney

December 12, 2022 – Tina Ramirez speaks to concerns about the implications of Turkish airstrike in northern Syria.

Hardwired Plays Performed in Mosul

December 6, 2022 –Al-Hurra TV covers Hardwired’s theatrical play performed by students in Mosul.

CBS19 Charlottesville

September 26, 2022 – Hardwired partners with Enes Freedom, the Boys and Girls Club and refugee agencies for Charlottesville, Virginia program.


August 18, 2022 – Hardwired Presents NBA Star Enes Kanter Freedom with ‘Hardwired for Freedom Award’

Fox Business Tonight with Sean Duffy

August 12, 2022 – NBA free agent Enes Kanter Freedom responds to how he will be receiving the ‘Hardwired for Freedom Award’ for human rights advocacy

CBN Jerusalem Dateline

August 3, 2022 – Tina Ramirez visits the Temple Mount

Launching Our Peaceful Garden Project

July 19, 2022 — Sean Spicer of Spicer & Company on NewsMax talks with super mogul Kathy Kathy Ireland and Tina Ramirez about the launch of Hardwired’s Peaceful Garden Project.

An Evening in the Garden

May 18th, 2022 – Hardwired hosted an event at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens with special guest, Kathy Ireland! She joined Jeff Katz to share the details.

Northern Iraq Media Features Hardwired Program

April 12th, 2022 – Hardwired collaborates with the Directorate of Education in Nineveh to train 480 teachers in 40 ‘Model Pluralism’ schools.

WRVA, The John Reid Show

February 15th, 2022 – Tina Ramirez joins John to discuss a new domestic initiative, The Peaceful Garden Project.

Lounge with Legends: The One with The Freedom Leader

February 2, 2022 – Lounge with Legends hosts interview Tina Ramirez.

CBN, The Global Lane: Religious Liberty in South Sudan

July 1, 2021 – Is the government of Sudan truly embracing religious freedom? Tina Ramirez explains the current situation.

Bringing Religious Freedom to the Forefront

July, 2021 – Tina joins Templeton Religion Trust at the 2021 IRF Summit to share how education can advance pluralism.

Journey For Freedom

2018-08-02: Liberty Insider – Hardwired Founder and CEO, Tina Ramirez shares about the Journey for Freedom program and engaging younger generations in religious freedom.

Our American Stories

The hardest experience of her childhood led to a career of fighting for human rights across the globe. To find out more about the amazing work Tina is doing, go HERE.

Change a Heart

August 2018 – CBN News Report – Can You Change The Heart of a Child Taught to Hate?

Hardwired for Success

July 2018 – Liberty Insider – Hardwired for Success: Bringing Religious Freedom to Iraq

Religious Freedom Caucus

2018-4-25 – Briefing – Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus – “The New Refugee Cap: Impact on Groups Facing Religious Persecution” Moderated by Hardwired President, Tina Ramirez

Mom, I'm ISIS

2018-2-20 – CBN News – ‘Mom, I’m ISIS’: Meet the Generation Brainwashed by ISIS and the Woman Trying to Save Them

To Transform Iraq

2017-12-11 – British FCO Features Hardwired’s Work to Transform Iraq

Transforming Hearts

2017-12-11 – Hardwired founder and president Tina Ramirez sharing the impact of our educational programs for children with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Farid's Journey

Hardwired interviewed Farid – an Ahmadiyya Muslim refugee who fled Pakistan due to religious persecution


Tina and Enes in Newsweek

September 7 , 2022 – Tina Ramirez and NBA athelete Enes Freedom urge moral courage in the face of oppression.


U.S.News – Refugee Program

July 3rd , 2022 – Students participate in a simulation workshop to support social integration of refugees and newcomers into schools and communities.


Fruitopia: Building Bridges Among Virginia's Refugee and American Students in Richmond

June 30th, 2022 – Fruits of newfound human rights come to life for Afghan child refugees.


The Catholic World Report: Nigeria


Fruitopia: Building Bridges Among Virginia's Refugee and American Students in Roanoke

June 20th, 2022 – In Roanoke, students learn how to turn cultural differences into…fruit salad.


Kathy Ireland Visits Henrico for Hardwired Fundraiser Event

May 20th, 2022 –  Dozens of local children gathered around former supermodel Kathy Ireland in Henrico as she read from the book A Peaceful Garden.


Kathy Ireland to visit Henrico May 19

April 29th, 2022 – Famed supermodel and business mogul Kathy Ireland will be in Henrico County May 19 as part of a new education initiative.




Lasting Peace in South Sudan

Tina Ramirez, Lena Abboud and Doug Bandow
November, 2020


Kathy Ireland: How lesson about tolerance in Kurdistan can help Americans

Op-Ed Contributor, Kathy Ireland
USA Today
July 13, 2020


Religious Persecution Pandemic Needs Cure, Too

Op-Ed Contributor, Tina Ramirez
Washington Times
April 27, 2020


A permanent Trump ban has grave implications for global free expression


Is Nigeria the next Iraq?

2-28-20 Hardwired Press Release

Hardwired Global Hosts A Global Roundtable on Pluralism In Morocco


Brainwashed by ISIS

2018-2-20: CBN News – ‘Mom, I’m ISIS’: Meet the Generation Brainwashed by ISIS and the Woman Trying to Save Them

Countering Extremism

Hardwired Global Founder and CEO, Tina Ramirez, releases a ground-breaking study on countering extremism among youth in Middle East and North Africa.

10-15-18 Hardwired Press Release

Hardwired Congratulates Nadia Murad on 2018 Nobel Peace Award

Orange County Register

2018-8-27: Fighting Violent Extremism by Teaching Tolerance by Doug Bandow

At the United Nations

8-2-2018: Hardwired Receives Consultative Status at the United Nations: Urges States to Adopt Rights-Based Education


Hardwired: On the Frontlines of Freedom

Hardwired has launched an interview series, On the Frontlines of Freedom, which is available on Podcast and YouTube.  Hardwired founder, Tina Ramirez, will delve into the heroic stories of educators and advocates in the field of human rights who she’s known both personally and professionaly over the years.

These men and women show the power of respect for human dignity and exemplify the courage to stand up for the right of the most vulnerable.  They are truly on the frontlines in countries where freedom is most fragile.  

The Sahrawi Struggle

July 20, 2022 – With a hopeful spirit, Ambassador at Large for Western Sahara Mouloud Said stands on the frontlines to reclaim the freedom for the Sahrawi people.

Diffusing Fears

June 15, 2022 – A conversation with religious freedom champion, Zeina Dbouk, about utilizing teaching strategies in her classroom to infuse a culture of pluralism.

A Mother's Day Miracle

May 4, 2022 – Mohaned Elnour, a Muslim lawyer from Sudan, is courageously defending religious freedom for all people in a country still healing from a brutal dictatorship and persecuting innocent minorities through radical laws.

Giving Defectors a Voice

April 20, 2022 – Dr. Suzanne Scholte has been standing on the frontlines of freedom for nearly three decades, taking on the North Korea regime.

You Can Create a Culture of Freedom and Help Change the World

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