Policy Brief on Forced Conversion

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The case of Arzoo Raja prompted the NCRC to look into the issue of forced conversion of minority women and girls across Pakistan. The Commission prepared and issued a detailed policy paper on the issue.

The Policy Brief touched upon the gaps in existing laws prohibiting ‘forced conversions’ in light of international obligations and analysed the causes or underlying factors of the phenomenon. The report makes recommendations for specific actions by various stakeholders to help stop forced conversions of girls belonging to other faiths so that they can enter into a marriage contract. The rights and entitlements of religious minorities are taken into account within the framework of legal, constitutional and international obligations.

Read the NCRC Policy Brief on Forced Conversion 

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