Rights of the Child

Pakistan: Protect underage girls belonging to religious minorities from abduction & forced marriages

Pakistani authorities have failed to bring justice in cases of abduction and forced marriages of underage girls belonging to religious minorities. The World Evangelical Alliance, the World Council of Churches, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide made a joint-statement at the Human Rights Council’s 45th session calling on the government of Pakistan to bring justice to these …

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Pakistan: Abduction, Religious Conversion, and Forced Marriage of Minors from Minority Religious Groups

Despite local and international advocacy, girls under the age of 18, belonging to minority religious groups in Pakistan, and to disadvantaged social classes, remain under the threat of abduction, forced conversion to Islam, and forced marriages. On 20 August 2020, the World Evangelical Alliance and the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the …

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DR Congo: Human rights situation – Report to the UPR 33rd session (in French)

Joint report submitted to the Human Rights Council by the World Evangelical Alliance, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscans International (FI), and Caritas Internationalis, ahead of the Universal Periodic Review of the DRC during the UPR 33rd session. 4 October 2018. Report in French.

Central African Republic: Action in Support of National Reconciliation and Respect for Human Rights – Joint report to the UPR 31st session

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with other stakeholders, submitted a report to the 31st session of the Universal Periodic Review, on the human rights situation in CAR, calling for national reconciliation, restoration of State authority, right to education and protection of children, and to fight impunity and ensure justice for victims of war crimes and …

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Sri Lanka: Human Rights Situation – Joint Report to the UPR 28th session

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), jointly with a coalition of several other organizations, submitted an ecumenical report to the Working Group of the UPR 28th session, on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. The topics are, among others, rights of the child, language rights, freedom of religion or belief, and enforced disappearance. March 2017.

Nepal: Human Rights Situation – Joint Report to the UPR 23rd session

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with Pax Romana and a coalition of 75 Nepalese NGOs, submitted a report to the 23rd session of the Universal Periodic Review, for the review of the human rights situation in Nepal. The main aspects of this report focus, inter alia, on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the rights of …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Corruption & Human Rights – Joint Report to the UPR 19th session

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), jointly with the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), submitted a report to the 19th session of the Universal Periodic Review, on the human rights situation in the DRC, concerning corruption, political interference in its judicial system, presidential elections and sexual violence against women and children. 

Switzerland: Human Trafficking – Joint Report to the UPR 14th session

In a joint submission to the 14th session of the Universal Periodic Review, the WEA, the Swiss Evangelical Alliance (SEA-RES) and Christliche Ostmission (COM) addressed Human Trafficking issues, asking Switzerland to ratify and implement two treaties of the Council of Europe against trafficking of human beings and for the protection of children against sexual exploitation …

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