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International Christian Voice (ICV) is a non-profit, registered charitable organization in Canada. ICV works to sensitize local communities for their all-inclusive development and supporting need-based initiatives for marginalized, downtrodden, and at-risk groups in their respective native countries.

ICV is a group of likeminded individuals with diverse backgrounds taking forward the mission of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti who sacrificed his life for the vulnerable, neglected, and persecuted religious minorities of Pakistan. Continuing the struggle of Shahbaz Bhatti ICV is playing an active role through concentrated efforts to uplift the religious minorities of Pakistan.

ICV promotes and safeguards the fundamental human rights of deprived people including but not limited to migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and religious minorities whose lives have been distressed by poverty, persecution or discrimination. 

Vision: A world in which everyone has a Dignified Life built on Human Rights and underlying Responsibilities

Mission: To achieve our vision, we see it as our mission to provide economic, social and financial assistance focusing on preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights dues to one’s beliefs.

Objectives: 

ð  To amplify the voice of voiceless

ð  To facilitate private refugees’ sponsorship program

ð  To help new immigrants and refugees with settlement

ð  To provide any form of support necessary for victims of persecution

Core Values:

ð  Respect for Human Rights and Religious Freedoms

ð  Shared Responsibility

ð  Transparency & Accountability

ð  Team Work

ð  Empowerment of the Most Vulnerable

Appeal

We appeal for your cooperation in our struggle so that the fundamental and legitimate rights of the persecuted can be promoted and protected. We appeal for your support for the enhancement of a democratic culture, including human rights values and religious freedom around the globe.

Your solidarity with ICV Canada will be much appreciated for materializing the vision and mission.

 

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Sara Sumbal needs your help

Sara’s Story

My name is Sara Sumbal. My family and I are asylum seekers in Bangkok, Thailand. We fled our home in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2013 when we became victims of persecution after my father, a Christian evangelist, was labeled a blasphemer under the Blasphemy Law for evangelising a Muslim man. My father was initially threatened by two Muslim clerics to stop evangelising or they would kill him and his family. They then ordered him to convert to Islam and all would be well. When he refused, they and the male members of the Muslim man’s family beat him unconscious and left him for dead on a garbage heap. 

          Sara with her family prior to their detention

After my father’s recovery, the extremists threatened him again with death because he continued holding prayer meetings. Because we were traumatised and terrified, our family fled form Karachi to a friend’s home in the city of Bahawalpur.

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Backgrounder - Diefenbaker Award and Recipients Shahbaz Bhatti

Shahbaz Bhatti was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan in 2008 and named Federal Minister for Minorities a portfolio he accepted because of the opportunity it offered to defend the oppressed and marginalized of Pakistan.

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