Advocacy

UNGA Officially Adopts New Language with the Goal to Protect the Life of Individuals Targeted Under Anti-Apostasy and Anti-Blasphemy Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C 15 December 2022 – The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted in favour of the Third Committee’s resolutions – with new language to protect individuals targeted under anti-apostasy anti-blasphemy laws. The General Assembly is the UN’s most representative body, comprising all 193 Member States. On Thursday, 133 (over two thirds) of the member […]

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IRFBA Members Release Statement in Support of Grassroots Initiative to Embed Language in UNGA Resolutions Effectively Calling for the Repeal of the Death Penalty for Apostasy and Blasphemy

7 November 2022 | Washington DC: Members of the International Religious Freedom of Belief Alliance (IRFBA) release statement calling for the “unequivocal[] repeal of the death penalty for any activity categorised as blasphemy, apostasy, or speech that might ‘defame’ or ‘insult’ religious sentiments” on the voting-week of two key United Nations General Assembly Resolutions –

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Abolitionist and Retentionist States, UN experts, and Civil Society Make a Unified Call for Action to Repeal of the Death Penalty for Apostasy and Blasphemy at the first Hybrid UN Human Rights Council side-event in 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C 25 March 2022 – The first Human Rights Council hybrid event since COVID-19 brought high-level speakers and grassroots advocates from the four corners of the globe united in bringing an end to the death penalty for apostasy and blasphemy. “If one dares to establish a hierarchy in abolishing the death penalty, I think

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Sexual Exploitation of Religious Minority Girls in Pakistan: Long-term Change Needed to End the Vicious Cycle of Early Forced Marriages and Conversions

On 22 December 2021, Karachi high court allowed Arzoo Raja, a minor Christian girl to return to her parents after spending a year in a shelter home. In October 2020, she was forcibly converted to Islam and was married off to a 44 year old Muslim man Ali Azher. While this was welcome news, reading

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[Press Release] Jubilee Campaign Successfully Brings Experts, Activists, and Witnesses Together to Speak on Criminal Groups’ Involvement in Abduction and Slavery in Nigeria

Jubilee Campaign was honored to have had the privilege of hosting a side event to the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee, titled “On Stemming Role of Criminal Groups in Contemporary Slavery Within Nigeria, With a Focus on Women and Children”. Our event was focused on raising the astounding frequency of mass kidnappings of predominantly

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This #InternationalReligiousFreedomDay , Jubilee Campaign Highlights Our Most Pressing IRF Concerns.

Nigeria As in just about every year of Jubilee Campaign’s operation, Nigeria has been a major focus of our work. In addition to major domestic issues such as governmental corruption [Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics’ December 2019 Survey on Corruption as Experienced by the Population revealed that Nigerian civilians perceive police officers, tax/revenue officers, prosecutors,

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