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Happy International Women’s Day

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UNANDERRA, AUSTRALIA — The International Men’s Day team congratulate the women of the world on the 114th celebration of International Women’s Day, which started in 1911. Three years ago, in 2021 the theme we celebrated for International Men’s Day was, ‘better relations between men and women.’ This is still one of our core objectives. Please… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

Coffee Shalom – Reaching Women in Romania Who Want to Know God More

ROMANIA — Irene Anselmi moved from Switzerland where has started a coffee shop ministry to women. In 2006, she took the step of pioneering this work, and today she owns “Coffee Shalom” in Suceava, a meeting space for women who want to know God more and get closer to Him. Since 2006, Irene Anselmi has… Continue reading Coffee Shalom – Reaching Women in Romania Who Want to Know God More

Four Persecuted Christian Women Shared Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

[PRN] Four Persecuted Christian Women To Share Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

BARTLESVILLE, OK — “I love you and I forgive you,” Anita Smith said to husband Ronnie’s murderers during a national TV interview. Her Christlike words riveted reporters and inspired believers worldwide as they saw her faith in action after her husband was killed while living and working in Libya on mission to show Christ. Anita’s… Continue reading Four Persecuted Christian Women Shared Powerful Stories During Hearts of Fire Virtual Event from The Voice of the Martyrs

Church Visits Women’s Prison In Armenia, Colombia

COLOMBIA — The Church Casa Sobre la Roca visited the women’s prison in the city of Armenia, Columbia, in alliance with the Colombian Prison Fraternity that supports people deprived of their freedom, the families of inmates, graduates of prisons, and victims of the Colombian armed conflict through various programs inside and outside prisons. Casa sobre… Continue reading Church Visits Women’s Prison In Armenia, Colombia

FoRB Women’s Alliance Releases ‘Women at the Table: Accelerating FoRB Capacity’

WASHINGTON — Women and girls worldwide face compound persecution and discrimination due to their religion or belief. Yet, until today there has been no global landscape analysis of the state of women and freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). FoRB Women’s Alliance’s Women At the Table: Accelerating FoRB Capacity is the first such global exploration… Continue reading FoRB Women’s Alliance Releases ‘Women at the Table: Accelerating FoRB Capacity’

Life for Women in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN — Sitara* was already studying in a different country when the Taliban forcibly took control of Afghanistan in August 2021. Here she shares what life is like for the women who remain in Afghanistan. *Name changed for security reasons. Sitara* – Afghanistan Christian: Taliban took Afghanistan and everything changed, like the days changed to… Continue reading Life for Women in Afghanistan

Women Advocate for Religious Freedom in Iran and the Middle East

LOS ANGELES — Continuing the work of the Abraham Accords, the Marrakesh Forum (June 6-7, 2023) will gather leaders to build public awareness about the benefits of multi-faith collaboration, highlighting religious liberty and women’s rights. Seeking to promote peaceful pluralism, the women influencers will share the benefits of religious tolerance and equal citizenship. Government, academic,… Continue reading Women Advocate for Religious Freedom in Iran and the Middle East

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Spotlights ‘Hidden Epidemic’ of Missing Women

WOMEN FACE DANGER FROM ‘WOMB TO WIDOWHOOD’: To mark International Women’s Day in March, GFA World (http://gospelforasia.net/) is challenging people to “tenaciously pray for the world’s vulnerable women like never before” — including the more than 250,000 women and girls who’ve disappeared without a trace in the U.S.

WILLS POINT, TX — Mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is challenging people to “pray tenaciously for the world’s vulnerable women like never before” — including the more than 250,000 women and girls who’ve disappeared without a trace in the U.S. As the annual International Women’s Day takes place in March, the Federal Bureau of… Continue reading Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Spotlights ‘Hidden Epidemic’ of Missing Women

Media Ministry Gives Voice to Iran’s Embattled Women

IRAN — A Middle East media ministry is giving embattled Iranian women a voice after government officials shut down the nation’s internet amid mass protests that have turned deadly. SAT-7 — a multimedia Christian broadcaster — has seen its WhatsApp and Instagram services disrupted by the digital media blackout, but live satellite television broadcasts are… Continue reading Media Ministry Gives Voice to Iran’s Embattled Women

Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA — A women’s ministry was organized in the Republic of Moldova, which has verse 11 from Psalm 68 as its motto: “ The Lord giveth the word: the women that publish the tidings are a great host.” Women, regardless of denomination, of different ages and social status, are helped to grow in… Continue reading Women’s Ministry in the Republic of Moldova

Helping North African Persecuted Women Stay Strong

NORTH AFRICA — Sarah* in North Africa has twice been thrown out of her home, simply because she loves Jesus. As a woman, she is particularly vulnerable – throwing her out endangered her. Around the world, millions of women from religious minorities face persecution for their faith and their gender. Find out her story and… Continue reading Helping North African Persecuted Women Stay Strong

Ken Harrison, Chairman of Promise Keepers, Honors the Brave Men and Women Who Gave Their Lives in Service to Our Country

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, honors the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country this Memorial Day: “Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). This Memorial Day, we remember the brave… Continue reading Ken Harrison, Chairman of Promise Keepers, Honors the Brave Men and Women Who Gave Their Lives in Service to Our Country

Ministry Defends Girls, Women Amid Surge in ‘Honor Killings’ in Iran

HONOR KILLINGS: HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE? Middle East media ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) is highlighting the value of women's lives after a 17-year-old Iranian girl was beheaded by her husband in a so-called "honor killing," one of hundreds in Iran every year.

EASTON, MD — A Christian media network in the Middle East is highlighting the value of women’s lives after a 17-year-old Iranian girl was beheaded by her husband in a so-called “honor killing,” one of hundreds every year. According to SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org), Mona Heydari, a child bride at age 13, was beheaded by her husband,… Continue reading Ministry Defends Girls, Women Amid Surge in ‘Honor Killings’ in Iran

‘Damaged Goods’ Movie to Help Abused Women

NASHVILLE, TN — With an ex-boyfriend who is taking her money, a boss threatening to fire her, and a landlord who won’t fix her apartment, Amanda’s life may not be ideal, but she’s fine – she’s got things under control. That is, until her estranged father comes back into her life, diagnosed with a fatal… Continue reading ‘Damaged Goods’ Movie to Help Abused Women

Mobile Food Drive, Sponsored by Nations Church in Partnership with One Heart for Women and Children

ORLANDO, FL — Nations Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in America, based in Central Florida, recently partnered with One Heart for Women and Children to assist families and individuals struggling with food insecurity in the local community. On March 16th, Nations Church and One Heart combined their teams, arriving at the Christ for all… Continue reading Mobile Food Drive, Sponsored by Nations Church in Partnership with One Heart for Women and Children

Christian Media Director Supports Vulnerable Women in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN – As the underground church of Afghanistan faces the continued threat of attacks by the Taliban who are going door to door in search of believers, the Director of the Christian run Middle East Women’s Leadership Network is calling for the international community to stand with the many vulnerable women working in the media… Continue reading Christian Media Director Supports Vulnerable Women in Afghanistan

Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

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ALVIN, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, Houston Women’s Rehab Center in Alvin, Texas announces their planned expansion to include a newly built 40-bed dorm. The Houston Women’s Rehab Center serves women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and vocational training program. On-campus, women receive room and board,… Continue reading Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

Reaching 1.7 Million Forgotten Men & Women

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DONDONALD, NORTHERN IRELAND – Seamen’s Christian Friend Society estimates that there are about 1.7 million men and women who work onboard some 85,000 merchant ships around the world. If that’s not a mission field, I don’t know what is. Seamen typically work 12-hour days, six or seven days a week. They don’t get to go… Continue reading Reaching 1.7 Million Forgotten Men & Women

Supporting Persecuted North Korean Christian Women

NORTH KOREA — The persecution of Christian women and girls around the world is hidden, complex and violent. They are vulnerable for both their gender and their faith. As part of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Open Doors has been sharing stories of those who’ve been persecuted simply because they are Christian women. The… Continue reading Supporting Persecuted North Korean Christian Women

COVID-19 Fuels ‘Hidden Pandemic’ of Abuse Towards Christian Women

SOUTH ASIA — Covid-19 is fuelling a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence, abduction and trafficking, directed towards Christian women and girls around the world. This is one of the findings of a new report commissioned by Christian persecution charity Open Doors, released on International Women’s Day (Mon Mar 8). Global Gender Persecution Specialist… Continue reading COVID-19 Fuels ‘Hidden Pandemic’ of Abuse Towards Christian Women

Happy International Women’s Day

UNANDERRA, AUSTRALIA — International Men’s Day Launched in 1999, and now celebrated in more than 80 countries worldwide, would like to honour and appreciate women. One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is to improve gender relations and promote gender equality for both men and women. Our theme for IMD 2021 is “Better… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

Film Competition Explores How Women’s Rights and Freedom of Belief are Inseparable

FALLS CHURCH, VA — In honor of International Women’s Day, Empower Women Media and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation announce their 4th annual International Film Competition. The goal of the competition is to challenge filmmakers around the world to produce short films that explore how freedom of belief in the workplace and community empowers… Continue reading Film Competition Explores How Women’s Rights and Freedom of Belief are Inseparable

New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

SANTA ANA, CA — There is a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of violence, abduction and trafficking directed towards Christian women and girls around the world, according to a new report from Open Doors USA. “Same Faith, Different Persecution,” published ahead of International Women’s Day, explores targeted Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) over 12 months between October… Continue reading New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

Textiles Training Program Transforms Lives of Young Women in Ghana

GHANA — Christian charity Theovision International is seeing the lives of many uneducated young women in Ghana completely transformed through their textiles training program. Not only are many establishing their own successful businesses as a result of the training they receive, but they are also coming to know Christ after joining audio Bible classes. Young… Continue reading Textiles Training Program Transforms Lives of Young Women in Ghana

Spiritual and Physical Support for Venezuelan Women and Children

COLOMBIA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to provide physical and spiritual support for Venezuelan women and their children who are fleeing to Colombia to escape economic hardship in their native country. José Rodríguez, Samaritan’s Purse: Venezuelan people are going through one of the most dramatic socioeconomic crises in the history of the world. Many Venezuelans… Continue reading Spiritual and Physical Support for Venezuelan Women and Children

The Vision of the National Women’s Conference at Mamaia, Romania

ROMANIA — Women from different denominations in Romania and the diaspora gather every year at the National Women’s Conference in Mamaia to learn how to live in obedience to God, how to discover their calling and how to be a blessing to those around them. Over the course of time, women, along with men, have… Continue reading The Vision of the National Women’s Conference at Mamaia, Romania

Trafficking of Coptic Women and Girls in Egypt Revealed by Coptic Solidarity

WASHINGTON — Coptic Solidarity recently published a report, ‘Jihad of the Womb’: Trafficking of Coptic Women & Girls in Egypt, which addresses the widespread practice of abduction and trafficking of Coptic women and girls in Egypt and how they are a particularly vulnerable group to exploitation. The report has been submitted to the office of… Continue reading Trafficking of Coptic Women and Girls in Egypt Revealed by Coptic Solidarity

International Day of Rural Women – October 15

NEW YORK – The International Day of Rural Women is observed annually on October 15. The event particularly recognizes the needs of the millions of rural# women in developing countries who are often pivotal to ensuring household food security. October 15 was specifically chosen for this observance because it if the day immediately preceding World… Continue reading International Day of Rural Women – October 15

Opens Doors Provides Change for Women in Iraq

IRAQ — Dalia is a woman of remarkable spiritual strength and fortitude. Her life was threatened by so-called Islamic State and her home in the Ninevah plains was ransacked, but with support from Open Doors she has overcome these difficulties to become a leading figure in her local church. In 2014 the so-called Islamic State… Continue reading Opens Doors Provides Change for Women in Iraq

Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Prompt Imaginative Exercise in Empathetic Fear

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) and affiliates Gospel for Asia Canada, founded by KP Yohannan issued a Special Report update authored by Karen Mains on the chilling reality of missing and murdered indigenous women in North America.  In my previous special report for Gospel for Asia titled “100 Million Missing Women,”… Continue reading Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Prompt Imaginative Exercise in Empathetic Fear

International Women’s Day: Have You Heard of Sex Slave Tradition Nari Mata? – Noel Yeatts Op-ed | The Christian Post

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Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the horrific reality of sexual slavery in South Asia — the ongoing tradition of “nari mata”. Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother covers with another kiss. I… Continue reading International Women’s Day: Have You Heard of Sex Slave Tradition Nari Mata? – Noel Yeatts Op-ed | The Christian Post

As to Abuse of Women & Girls: 10 Facts You Will Find Difficult to Believe

NEW YORK – Many faith-based organization (FBO) workers witness the abuse of women and female children nearly every day. Some FBOs are entirely devoted to aiding women and those who are disadvantaged due to cultural discrimination. Many other FBOs that began with the objective of ministering to the poor in the name of Jesus discover… Continue reading As to Abuse of Women & Girls: 10 Facts You Will Find Difficult to Believe

Gospel for Asia Reveals ‘Hidden Epidemic’ of Missing Women in U.S., Around the World

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, released today a shocking new report by that uncovers the “hidden epidemic” of murdered and missing women and girls globally and in America, and challenges people to “combat the culture of violence” in advance of International Women’s Day, March 8. Globally,… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Reveals ‘Hidden Epidemic’ of Missing Women in U.S., Around the World

Gospel for Asia Says ‘Horror Story’ of Violence Against Women Must End

'HORROR STORY' OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: Faith-based missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) says the "horror story" of violence against women and girls must end. The Texas-based organization urges people to speak out against violence as GFA marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Nov. 25.

Missions Agency Confronts Violence Against Women During International Observance, Nov. 25 WILLS POINT, TX — A staggering one-third of women and girls around the world will suffer physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) reports, as the organization marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Says ‘Horror Story’ of Violence Against Women Must End

South Asian Women Become Water Entrepreneurs

STOCKHOLM – Access to clean drinking water is an existential problem that must be overcome in developing countries. It is almost always a companion of poverty and disregard for women. Safe Water Network India (SWNI) has implemented a pilot project that borders on genius. If someone who solves a problem is a hero, those who… Continue reading South Asian Women Become Water Entrepreneurs

Literacy is ‘Miracle Cure’ to Absolute Poverty for Women Says Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX — With more than 250 million women in Asia unable to read or write, faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) cites literacy as a “miracle cure” to release women from generational poverty. To mark International Literacy Day, Sunday, Sept. 8, the humanitarian organization located in Texas announced it was publishing a… Continue reading Literacy is ‘Miracle Cure’ to Absolute Poverty for Women Says Gospel for Asia

India’s Protection of Rights on Marriage Law Is Major Breakthrough for Women

NEW DELHI – Missions Box has steadfastly supported effective action to protect women from abuses wherever they occur. Mistreatment of women takes many forms across the entire globe but nowhere else is that abuse so apparent as it is in developing countries where women are traditionally held in low regard.The Provisions of NGOs South Asia… Continue reading India’s Protection of Rights on Marriage Law Is Major Breakthrough for Women

The Way to Stop Violence Against Women Is Godly Men

Violence against women is a worldwide problem, even in the United States of America. One in five women in the United States have been sexually assaulted In the wake of the recent #MeToo movement, sexual assault and violence against women in American and other Western countries have made headlines in unprecedented volume. According to a… Continue reading The Way to Stop Violence Against Women Is Godly Men

UN Targets Israel – Ignores World’s Worst Abusers of Women’s Rights

GENEVA — The U.N. Economic and Social Council approved 40-2 a resolution that targets only Israel for alleged violations of womens rights, yet does not include other countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan, all notorious for often misogynistic policies and denying basic rights to women. The United States and Canada were the only… Continue reading UN Targets Israel – Ignores World’s Worst Abusers of Women’s Rights

The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on the aftermath of acute gender imbalance: Discussing the horrendous reality of 100 million missing women worldwide. One of the stunning stories from Scripture tells about the uninvited woman who crashed a VIP party at the home of an important religious leader. This is a… Continue reading The Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance Is 100 Million Missing Women

Gospel for Asia (GFA) Spotlights 100 Million ‘Missing Women’ in Shocking Report

On Mother’s Day, experts say up to 100 million women and girls mostly from Africa and Asia who should be alive today ‘simply do not exist’ WILLS POINT, TX — As many as 100 million women and girls are “missing and unaccounted for” – the victims of sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, sexual slavery and other… Continue reading Gospel for Asia (GFA) Spotlights 100 Million ‘Missing Women’ in Shocking Report

Women Are Water Warriors

Last year’s “Day Zero” scare, when Cape Town, South Africa’s taps nearly ran dry, captured the world’s attention and spurred conversations about the global scarcity of water. Now, even major cities like London are facing impending water shortages. For the first time, more people are beginning to consider what it might be like to live in a world… Continue reading Women Are Water Warriors

Gospel for Asia Supported Workers Make a Difference on International Women’s Day

ASIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported workers observed International Women’s Day across Asia on March 8 by providing women with opportunities that will help them thrive in every aspect of life. National workers inaugurated new tailoring classes to provide vocational skills for underprivileged women. The classes will teach women how to successfully operate a business… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Supported Workers Make a Difference on International Women’s Day

World Help Announces Baking School to Help Women Escape Sex Industry in Thailand

FOREST, VA — Every night, thousands of girls in the beach resort town of Pattaya, Thailand, go to work in the city’s red-light districts. Some of them have been taken there from their rural homes and sold into the sex industry against their will. Most of them have no other choice — poverty has prevented them… Continue reading World Help Announces Baking School to Help Women Escape Sex Industry in Thailand

5 Million Women Line 385 Miles of Route 66 in Kerala

KERALA – In an event unprecedented in India’s history, five million women gathered in a single line along a 385-mile stretch of National Highway 66 on January 1, 2019. The focal point of “the women’s wall” was a response to being prevented from entering the Sabarimala temple even after the supreme court ruled that women… Continue reading 5 Million Women Line 385 Miles of Route 66 in Kerala

Heartache and Discrimination in Widowhood Still Facing Millions of ‘Invisible Women’

GFA (Gospel for Asia) provides healthcare, vocational training and spiritual care to some of South Asia’s millions of widows, many of whom are left destitute because of cultural prejudices.

Gospel for Asia (GFA) calls attention to plight of widows worldwide who need help to face tragedy and overcome the many indignations of widowhood. WILLS POINT, Texas  —  More than seven years after the United Nations formally called attention to the plight of widows, millions of bereaved women \still find themselves subjected to abuse, humiliation, ostracism… Continue reading Heartache and Discrimination in Widowhood Still Facing Millions of ‘Invisible Women’

24 Women in Nepal Graduate from BE Church Vocational Training

KATMANDU – The 14th graduating class of the Believers Eastern Church vocational training class in the Diocese of Pokhara, Nepal, completed their work on 14 July 2018. A total of 24 women received their tailoring certificates at the end of the six-month course. A century ago, sewing and tailoring was a necessity for women in… Continue reading 24 Women in Nepal Graduate from BE Church Vocational Training

More Than Half of Women in India and Pakistan Are Anemic

JAIPUR – According to a report by IndiaSpend, “Anemia . . . impacts half of Indian women of reproductive age, increases the risk of maternal mortality, infection, preterm delivery, poor fetal and infant health, and puts children at lifelong risk of issues involving cognitive development and physical growth.” The report summarized the results of a… Continue reading More Than Half of Women in India and Pakistan Are Anemic

On Front Lines of Women’s Empowerment and Providing Clean Water, Gospel for Asia Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary by Releasing 2017 Highlights

To meet the critical need for water in some of the neediest regions across Asia, GFA and its worldwide affiliates installed over 4,600 Jesus Wells, providing safe and clean water for drinking and cooking.

In 2017, Gospel for Asia (GFA) and its worldwide affiliates working in 18 Asian nations addressed women’s issues by empowering more than 350,000 women through various ministry efforts and installed 4,673 clean-water wells. Wills Point, Texas, Discussing Women’s Issues in Asia — This month, 39 years ago, Dr. KP Yohannan founded the organization Gospel for… Continue reading On Front Lines of Women’s Empowerment and Providing Clean Water, Gospel for Asia Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary by Releasing 2017 Highlights

Women Sailors’ Success Is Inspiration for Young Indian Girls

Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff, with the all women crew

GOA, INDIA – Six young women, all members of the Indian Navy have provided some inspiration for their younger counterparts by successfully circumnavigating the globe in a 56-foot, single-mast sailboat, the Tarini. This amazing accomplishment was the first-ever Indian expedition steered by women sailors – and, it should provide some encouragement for those in a… Continue reading Women Sailors’ Success Is Inspiration for Young Indian Girls

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