Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
Human rights leader and One Free World International founder Majed El Shafie participated in the Forum on Minority Issues, Sixth Session - “Beyond freedom of religion or belief: guaranteeing the rights of religious minorities.” The event was held November 26th and 27th at Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
El Shafie spoke on November 26th during the Afternoon Session: “Protection of the existence of and prevention of violence against religious minorities.” The session aimed to identify the measures taken by States and other actors to prevent tensions and acts of aggression or violence against religious minorities, their places of worship and assembly, or their
charitable and humanitarian institutions. This session considered the situation of religious minorities in conflict and post-conflict settings, and the role of all actors involved in ensuring protection of religious minorities and accountability for violations of their rights. The positive role that religious leaders can play in addressing violations of the rights of religious minorities, preventing further violence and promoting peace and reconciliation, was examined. Simultaneous translation in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish was provided.
The Egyptian-born human rights leader has a unique voice having once been arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die in Egypt for defending human rights and fighting for freedom of religion and the rights of minorities. In recent months, El Shafie has been featured on CBC, FOX News Radio, CTV News, CTV W5, Mike Huckabee Show, Glenn Beck, Sun News Network’s The Arena with Michael Coren and The Source with Ezra Levant, talk radio leader Laura Ingraham and more.
For more information on Majed El Shafie and One Free World International, visit http://www.onefreeworldinternational.org.
For more information, visit the Forum on Minority Issues website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Minority/Pages/session6_informationparticipants.aspx.