Aid to the Church in Need has launched a new report looking at the kidnapping, forced conversion and sexual victimization of Christian women and girls.
ACN’s Hear Her Cries report is the first of its kind to focus on the phenomenon of young women who are kidnapped, because both their sex and religion makes them vulnerable to abduction and assault. It provides country reports on this alarming trend in Egypt, Iraq, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria—along with case studies from these nations.
According to research carried out by ACN, looking at the situation for religious groups in 196 countries, the number of incidents involving girls and women being taken from their families, raped and forced to change their faith has grown over the last few years. However, the trend has earned very little media coverage.