The Save Pakistan’s Stolen Girls campaign works to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls within Pakistan by working to stop the manifold intersectional violence minority girls and women face.
We work to stop the gender based violence Hindu and Christian girls and women endure through awareness and advocacy.
By speaking for the voiceless, we aspire to a world with gender equality and empowered women and girls.

The dangers facing minority girls & women in Pakistan

More than 1,000 Hindu and Christian girls across Pakistan are stolen from their families annually.

Since 2011, more than 10,000 girls have been abducted.

The commonplace violence against abducted Hindu, Sikh, and Christian girls and women is typically at least fivefold:

  1. Abduction from homes
  2. Forced conversion certified at a mosque
  3. Forced marriage usually sanctioned by a judge
  4. Rape
  5. Forced separation from family, even when rescued by the state abducted girls are often kept in shelters and not allowed to see their family

Some girls are also sold into sexual slavery. These girls are at risk of becoming ‘apostates’ and being killed if they do anything to suggest they are leaving or were never practitioners of Islam. 

Each of these girls, sometimes as young as 12, cannot consent to being taken from their families, marriage, or sex.

As a top-donor country to Pakistan, the United States must work to stop the child trafficking and rape of these girls.

“Trafficking in persons” shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

Save Pakistan's Stolen Girls: Child Trafficking in Pakistan Policy Brief

HAF's 2020 human rights report on Pakistan

Victims of History: The Untold Story of Pakistani Hindu Refugees in India

Watch for a quick introduction to the issues:

Understanding child sexual exploitation & human trafficking