UK says it “Strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan” and says it is supporting programmes to “improve the justice system for victims, witnesses and offenders, including vulnerable women and girls.”

UK says it “Strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan” and says it is supporting programmes to “improve the justice system for victims, witnesses and offenders, including vulnerable women and girls.”

Arzoo Pakistan: rights of the child Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11266): Question:To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have...

Kidnapped, forcibly married, forcibly converted –  Maira Shahbaz and her calls for her to be granted asylum in the UK. And Pakistan’s National Commission on the Rights of the Child issue a strong and welcome report following the kidnap, forced conversion and coercive marriage of  Arzoo Raja to a 44 years old man

Kidnapped, forcibly married, forcibly converted – Maira Shahbaz and her calls for her to be granted asylum in the UK. And Pakistan’s National Commission on the Rights of the Child issue a strong and welcome report following the kidnap, forced conversion and coercive marriage of Arzoo Raja to a 44 years old man

Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations theyhave made to the government of Pakistan about the case of Maira Shahbaz; and whatassessment they have made of calls for her to be granted asylum in the UK.[HL10561]Lord Ahmad of...

UK Government says it is “closely monitoring the deeply concerning case of Arzoo Raja” – abducted, forcibly converted, and forcibly married, in Pakistan and sets out what it is doing to support reform. Meanwhile, CLAAS Human rights are being violated on a daily basis by the law enforcement agencies and the government is not paying attention. Think of the theft of young teenage girls like Arzoo Raja, Farah Shaheen, Huma Younus, and Maria Shahbaz and ask yourself what would you say or do if this was your daughter or your sister.

UK Government says it is “closely monitoring the deeply concerning case of Arzoo Raja” – abducted, forcibly converted, and forcibly married, in Pakistan and sets out what it is doing to support reform. Meanwhile, CLAAS Human rights are being violated on a daily basis by the law enforcement agencies and the government is not paying attention. Think of the theft of young teenage girls like Arzoo Raja, Farah Shaheen, Huma Younus, and Maria Shahbaz and ask yourself what would you say or do if this was your daughter or your sister.

In parliament, on  nearly a dozen occasions in the past few weeks, and, over the years, around forty times, I have raised the issue of forced conversions in questions and speeches.  In recent months I have also written letters to the authorities in Pakistan...

Government issues a strong condemnation of forced marriages, forced conversions, abductions and abuse of women and girls from religious minorities around the world and the UK’s very welcome promotion of a Declaration of Humanity.

Government issues a strong condemnation of forced marriages, forced conversions, abductions and abuse of women and girls from religious minorities around the world and the UK’s very welcome promotion of a Declaration of Humanity.

Government issues a strong condemnation of forced marriages, forced conversions, abductions and abuse of women and girls from religious minorities around the world and the UK's very welcome promotion of a Declaration of Humanity. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign,...

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

The case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal in Pakistan – (1) forced conversion, (2) forced marriages, (3) abductions and abuse, of religious minority women and girls at international fora. UK Government raises rights of minorities with the Governor of the Punjab and says “We will continue to urge Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations.”

Lord Alton Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan about the case of Saneha Kinza Iqbal; whether, in such discussions, they have raised the access of Saneha Kinza Iqbal to impartial legal...

The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

The webinar on Disappearing Women and Girls: Abducted, Forcibly Converted, Forcibly Married and Abused. It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and practices which need to disappear…

https://youtu.be/kELMgPDb1-Q Link to the Webinar David Alton highlighters three cases from Pakistan- Pakistan girls and women fleeing persecution locked up in a detention centre It’s not girls and women who should be disappearing burg wholly unacceptable laws and...

Foreign Office Minister issues welcome response to forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan and the recent developments related to education in Punjab. He says “the forced conversion of Hindu, Christian and Sikh women and girls are particularly alarming”; the human rights of marginalised and minority communities; discrimination and violence against Ahmadiyya Muslims; the potential use of Magnitsky sanctions against those responsible; the need for the National Commission for Minorities to function under “the Paris Principles”; and the promotion of intolerance and discrimination through school text books.

Foreign Office Minister issues welcome response to forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan and the recent developments related to education in Punjab. He says “the forced conversion of Hindu, Christian and Sikh women and girls are particularly alarming”; the human rights of marginalised and minority communities; discrimination and violence against Ahmadiyya Muslims; the potential use of Magnitsky sanctions against those responsible; the need for the National Commission for Minorities to function under “the Paris Principles”; and the promotion of intolerance and discrimination through school text books.

Foreign Office Minister issues welcome response to forced conversion and marriage in Pakistan and the recent developments related to education in Punjab. He says "the forced conversion of Hindu, Christian and Sikh women and girls are particularly alarming"; the human...

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