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Increasing Insecurity for Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh

The violent attacks, sustained by culture of impunity, not only affects indigenous peoples, whose human rights have been systematically violated, but also human rights defenders who are dedicated to shed much-needed light on these violations.

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Jabala – A New Life, A New Chance

The project A New Life, A New Chance aims to rehabilitate survivors of trafficking after providing them vocational trainings. Consequently, the survivors can earn their own livelihood. So far, job opportunities were created for 30 survivors and 7 of these survivors are now earning their livelihood in making Saris and by working in the Herbal Garden. The others are showing interest in the program as well.

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The Vulnerability of the Ahmadi Community in Pakistan

Pakistan is the home to the largest population of Ahmadi Muslims in the world, yet Ahmadis are a relatively small minority compared to other religious groups. The Ahmadi community faces discriminatory restrictions on their freedom of religion and in attaining the same rights as other communities in Pakistan. In 1974, Pakistan passed a constitutional amendment declaring Ahmadi Muslims to be “non-Muslim”. In practice it means that Ahmadis cannot call themselves Muslims or "pose as Muslims". In 1984, Pakistan passed anti-blasphemy and anti-Ahmadi laws criminalizing religious practices of Ahmadi Muslims, which are punishable by fine, imprisonment or capital punishment.

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Reports

2013 Human Rights Report - Pakistan

02-07-2014

2013 Human Rights Report - Pakistan shows the state of human rights for religious minorities in Pakistan during 2013. This report is based on fact findign missions and extensive research done by GHRD staff and local human rights defenders.

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