Pakistan Appeal

Pakistan's Christians need our help more than ever amid increasing reports of girls suffering abduction, forced conversion and marriage – as well as gang rape and enslavement.

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Christian girl Farah Shaheen, aged 12, from Pakistan, has been joyfully reunited with her family this week following an unexpected court ruling in her favour. Farah had been abducted, forcibly married and made to clear filth in a cattle yard while shackled and attached to a chain. After being rescued, her father went to court to have the marriage rescinded. Aid to the Church in Need mounted a major media campaign in support of Farah, her family and advocates in Pakistan.

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