Minorities rights

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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Sri Lanka: Ensure full accountability for violence and discrimination against religious minorities

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with Baptist World Alliance and ADF International, called on Sri Lanka to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), to withdraw unlawful circulars and policies pertaining to registering places of worship, and to ensure full accountability for acts of violence, discrimination and harassment against religious minorities. The statement was made …

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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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Addressing the Situation of Religious Minorities in Sri Lanka and in Afghanistan during the Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights

On 14 September 2021, at the Human Rights Council 48th Session, the World Evangelical Alliance urged the High Commissioner to include Christian and other religious minorities in her reporting on Sri Lanka and on Afghanistan. Our statement highlighted incidents of religious violence and intolerance against Protestant Christians in Sri Lanka, and that religious minorities in …

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