Watch this week’s Webinar on the appalling suffering of girls and women from religious minorities.

Oct 30, 2020 | Events

Nadi Murad one of thousands of Yazidis who suffered grievously at the hands of ISIS

This week a Webinar was held on Freedom of Religion or Belief Day focusing on the appalling suffering of girls and women from religious minorities.

Those taking part included Baroness (Caroline) Cox and the FCDO Minister, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, and Mervyn Thomas of CSW.,The session was moderated by Ewelina Ochab, cofounder of the Coalition for Genocide Response.

Leah Sharibu- abducted, forcibly converted, raped and impregnated by Boko Haram

My own contribution focused on the appalling suffering of Yazidi women and girls like Nadia Murad at the hands of ISIS and Nigerian Christian girls like Leah Sharibu. To watch an edited version of the Webinar, click here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDZ4OMBzC8s&feature=youtu.be

Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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