UN) to take action to tackle the epidemic of sexual violence against Christian women and girls. The petition highlights the threat Christian women and girls, and women of other religious minorities, face of abduction, rape and forced conversion.
Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director ACN (UK), said: “At Aid to the Church in Need we receive so many disturbing reports about sexual violence against Christian women, often involving forced conversions following abduction and rape. “In a significant number of countries Christian women, and women of other minority faith groups, are extremely vulnerable because of their religious beliefs; predatory men take advantage of their social vulnerability, whilst the authorities or local governors often appear complicit.” The ‘Hear Her Cries’ report will be released on Red Wednesday (24th November) which investigates the global problem of women forced to convert, often under pain of death. For more information, and to sign the petition, please go to the ACN website, www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/redwednesday