Human Rights Day: Launch of Joint Report on Abductions, Forced Marriages and Conversions of Christian girls and women in Pakistan

10 December 2022 – Jubilee Campaign and Voice for Justice release joint report providing legal documentation and case information exposing the intersecting vulnerabilities of minority girls and their families, including legal loopholes and discriminatory application of laws meant to protect girls.

The report examines the cases involving abduction, forced faith conversion, and forced marriage of girls and women belonging to the Christian minority community across Pakistan between January 2019 and October 2022.

The report relies on primary sources including First Information Reports (FIRs) and court documents, and includes both quantitative and qualitative analysis. The report exposes Pakistani authorities’ failure to address forced conversions and child marriages of minority girls and women, and makes recommendations to state institutions to respect, protect, and fulfil its human rights obligations without discrimination.