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WEA addresses situations in Nagorno-Karabakh, India, Pakistan, and Ethiopia at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance echoed the appeal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, to cultivate humanity’s natural reflexes of empathy, justice and compassion, and addressed the situation of the ongoing blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan, the deadly violence against religious minorities in Manipur – India, the burning of churches and houses of …

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Event: The Crisis in Manipur and Implications for Human Rights in India

The World Evangelical Alliance, on behalf of a coalition of NGOs, invites you to attend our Human Rights Council side-event: “The Crisis in Manipur and Implications for Human Rights in India“, on Tuesday 19 September at 4 p.m. At Room XXV, Building E, Palais des Nations. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube at …

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Multi-faith coalition urges India to address rights violations against religious minorities

The World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors International, the Indian American Muslim Council, Hindus for Human Rights, Justice For All, and the International Commission for Dalit Rights, called on India to guarantee the safety of all Dalit and Adivasi Indians, to investigate and condemn all cases of religious violence and discrimination on religious grounds, to repeal …

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WEA and WCC call on Algeria and India to respect rights of religious minorities

The World Evangelical Alliance and the World Council of Churches called on Algeria to cease all prosecutions against Christians and allow forcibly closed Protestant churches to reopen, and called India to ensure order and safety for the 2500 forcibly displaced Adivasi Christians of Chhattisgarh so that they can return home without the risk of being …

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UN member states tell India to Protect Religious Minorities

India Coalition for Minority RightsPress ReleaseNovember 25, 2022 UN member states have called on India to protect Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities from increasing hate speech, discrimination and violence.India’s human track record was under the spotlight on November 10 during the Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. A …

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Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

In conjunction with the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, and ahead of the UPR session of India, the Coalition for Minority Rights in India organized a webinar on 3 October 2022 to discuss how the international community can support efforts towards a more inclusive and pluralistic India. Coalition members include the World Evangelical …

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Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

Webinar date and time: 3 October 2022, 18:30 New Delhi time, 15:00 Geneva time, 09:00 Washington D.C. time Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RpIj6-fgQ_OZ8M19URCNig In India, incitement, disinformation and stigmatization of minority faith groups, including by senior political figures, have led to a surge of hate speech in social media, and increasing hostility and violence against religious minorities. Anti-conversion …

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WEA calls on India and Algeria to repeal stringent legal restrictions on NGO access to funding

On 20 June 2022, at the Human Rights Council 50th session, during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and association, the World Evangelical Alliance called on the governments of India and Algeria to repeal laws that put stringent requirements and restrictions on access to funding and require additional burdensome …

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Minority rights coalition sheds light on India’s human rights record for UN’s fourth Universal Periodic Review

[Washington D.C., London, Geneva] 17 June 2022. A new coalition of minority rights campaigners says that minorities in India are on the edge of a precipice as their rights and freedoms have eroded in the face of a growing violent majoritarian ideology. As UN member states prepare to gather in November to review India’s human …

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Statement: The Plight of Religious Minorities is Under-Reported in the UN System

On 22 September 2021, at the Human Rights Council 48th session, the World Evangelical Alliance urged the High Commissioner, the Human Rights Council, and United Nations Special Procedures to include Christians and other religious minorities, when warranted, in their statements and reporting, and to highlight not only the vulnerability of these groups, but also their …

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