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When women have the freedom to rise, they bring their entire communities up with them.

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. 

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Explore scripture

This collaborative devotional, featuring the stories of eight women of the Bible, was written by eight Tearfund staff from around the world. The guide explores women’s lives from the Old to the New Testament, ending with the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus. ⠀

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Women around the world are leading movements of change in their communities and churches. Read their inspiring stories.

Stories

Birungi: potential unleashed

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Birungi: potential unleashed

A prayer reboot for the new year

Tearfund's Rachael Adams shares a prayer exercise we can use to partner with God in the New Year.

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A prayer reboot for the new year

Sexual and gender based violence: what can be done?

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.

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Sexual and gender based violence: what can be done?

Overcoming depression in a conflict zone

In Yemen, the ongoing conflict is not only affecting people's physical health, but their mental health too.

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Overcoming depression in a conflict zone

Life to the Full: Gender Equality

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Life to the Full: Gender Equality