child marriages in Pakistan

Policy Brief on Forced Conversion

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…

Policy Brief on the Legal Framework for Child Marriage in Pakistan

Child marriage is a significant issue in Pakistan, where according to the UN, Pakistan has the sixth-highest number of child brides in the world.  Child marriage has serious consequences for the girls involved, including a higher risk of health problems, domestic violence, and poverty. Girls who are married young are…

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