Poverty has a face - and often, it is a woman's. Globally, the majority of people living in poverty are women. Our mission to overcome poverty and injustice will not be realized without confronting gender inequality. It’s up to all of us - both men and women - to make sure every woman has the freedom to rise to her full potential.
Like the persistent widow from Luke 18, women around the world are crying out to God, asking him to grant them justice.
In our world today gender inequality is pervasive:
- 1 in 3 women worldwide will experience violence in their lifetime.
- 60% of people experiencing chronic hunger are women and girls.
- Women own less than 20% of the world’s land yet produce the majority of the world’s food, and are the most impacted by climate change.
But in God’s Kingdom women will no longer face inequality and violence. All over the world we are continually amazed by the resilience and persistence of women to transform their own lives and their communities.
Globally, women have more limited access to land and financial resources than men. By creating access to opportunity, women can start small businesses and raise themselves out of poverty.
Men have a huge role to play in changing how women are treated in their communities. We train faith leaders to explore and address harmful attitudes and behaviors about gender, masculinity, and sexual and gender based violence.
We bring restoration to survivors of violence by allowing them to share their stories and needs – and to share their collective experiences with those who have power and authority to effect change.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) threatens the human rights, safety and dignity of millions of people around the world, but churches and individuals can take action to prevent this devastating injustice.Read more
Lydia lives in Nigeria. At 28, she is making a good living and achieving her ambitions. But it wasn’t always this way. When she was younger, Lydia was told she’d amount to nothing…Read more