Throughout the world, christian men and women share the same faith, but they do not share a singular experience if tested for that faith nonetheless, gendered acts of persecution seek to divide and destroy whole church communities. “as minorities in both gender and faith, christian women face double the persecution although we don’t have an exact number, we know that millions of women are being persecuted” in the last two years, the islamic state group has reportedly executed 250 girls in for refusing to become sex slaves. The way in which the issue of religious persecution has been dealt with by the swiss authorities and by the ecthr shows that religious persecution continues to be misunderstood and neglected such.
“we wanted to include everyone of every faith or no suffered some form of religious persecution in seekers from islamic countries, prohibiting muslim women from wearing headscarves in. Conference on women and persecution, march 2016release international delegates from around the world heard that women are being increasingly targeted as a deliberate strategy to rob them of their faith and their identity growing islamic radicalisation is encouraging atrocities against women as a deliberate weapon of warfare and tactic of jihad.
This article also appeared in print, under the headline religious freedom around the world under siege christian persecution is especially acute, in the september 3, 2018 issue more: religious. A recent global survey reveals that the rise of radical islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of christians around the world – and many of the victims are women “unfortunately, more and more women are the target of terrorist groups,” emily fuentes, communications director for open doors, told cna april 20. Quotes on religious persecution in the middle east fuad nahdi – founding editor of q news, and runs the radical middle way “for centuries the two faith communities have managed to co-exist peacefully in almost all countries in the middle east and elsewhere islam has recognised christianity as a sister abrahamic faith.
The degradation of christian women living in the islamic world continued in the month of june in syria, after the al-qaeda linked rebel group conquered qusair, a city of the governate of homs, 15. The group’s top 10 countries where christians face the most persecution are: north korea (94 points) — christians and christian missionaries are routinely imprisoned in labor camps afghanistan (93 points) — the government of this muslim country does not recognize any of its citizens as christian.
A recent global survey reveals that the rise of radical islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of christians around the world - and many of the victims are women women suffer more persecution than men - regardless of their religion (reuters. The report also found that islamic extremism is the primary driving factor in 35 out of the top 50 states in many of these countries, women are subject to persecution because they are considered second-class citizens because of their gender, fuentes added as minorities in both gender and faith, christian women face double the persecution.
Icc note: christians in pakistan are still concerned with the stance of the new government, led by imran khan, on the issue of religious freedom when khan and his pti party took over last month, pakistani christians responded with caution. According to a a new report by open doors usa, a watchdog organization that monitors global religious persecution, christian women often face “double persecution” due to their faith and gender every day, six christian women are reportedly raped, sexually harassed or forced to marry under threat of execution due to their faith. A teenager in uzbekistan, where christian women and girls face many different types of abuse (photo: world watch monitor) this inter-sectionality of human-rights suppression creates an environment in which it becomes expedient for aggressors to target men and women of ‘the other’ religious community differently, according to their gender.
Icc note: a christian couple in india detailed how they were attacked and beaten by their neighbors after they refused to participate in local religious rituals and deny their christian faith in rural india, the refusal to participate in hindu festivals and rituals often leads to instances of persecution. “the underlying theme of these violations is religious persecution,” said charmaine hedding, founder of the shai fund, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide urgent relief aid—often in countries where christians suffer at the hands of the islamic state.
Conference on women and persecution, march 2016release international delegates from around the world heard that women are being increasingly targeted as a deliberate strategy to rob them of their faith and their identity. Religious persecution, including the persecution of christian and muslim minorities in north africa and the middle east, has received considerable media coverage and is a topic of deep concern to many people of faith.