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  • The Gospel and Education in Nepal

    January 8, 2021 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Education, Issues Women Face

    Only 57 per cent of Nepalese women are literate. When girls do not have access to education, their choices are limited. Many become child brides and end up totally dependent on their husbands and restricted to domestic duties in the home. Uneducated girls and women, whether they marry as child brides or older, are more likely to be subject to...

  • Hope Has a Flame

    December 11, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face

    When Jesus fed the 5,000, it happened in a moment of crisis: A huge crowd of people were gathered, and only five loaves of barley bread and two small fish were available. In the midst of this scenario, Jesus’ first response was telling all the people to have a seat! This was very possibly Jesus’ way of telling the crowd to relax and...

  • Providing Hope for Survivors

    October 23, 2020 by the TWR Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face, Violence

    Did you know that slavery is more prevalent today than ever before? In fact, there are more than 40 million people in slavery today, which is more than ever before in human history. It is an industry that generates $150 billion annually. [1]

    Slavery is the recruitment, control and trade of human beings for their bodies and for their labour. ...

  • Hope in the Face of Human Trafficking

    October 16, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face

    Most women who escape from North Korea into China are willing to risk their lives because they hear there is big money to be made across the northern border. Mija* fled from North Korea hoping that if she worked hard for a year, she would be able to make decent money to feed her starving family and maybe even get a chance to go to South Korea.

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  • Hidden Treasures - A Tool for Transformation

    October 2, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face

    Hidden Treasures brings hope in Jesus to women trapped in prostitution, using media to share relevant, real-life stories that promote conversations leading to transformation.

    The Hidden Treasures audio dramas have been produced in English and many other European and Asian languages. The ultimate goal is to translate and produce a tool to be used...

  • Hope in the Face of Family Violence

    September 18, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face, Violence

    Hidden behind the façade of an apparently normal or happy family may be violence that we cannot see.

    Think about the two words making up the term “family violence.” Would you say that these two words sit comfortably with each other? I would say not. “Family” brings to mind the ideas of warmth and security. But when...

  • Hope, Healing and Freedom

    September 11, 2020 by the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face, Violence

    Around the world, the hope of Jesus is changing lives. Women who have heard the gospel truth from the Women of Hope program are finding freedom and healing. As we spend this month praying for women who are experiencing violence, rape and female genital mutilation, please be encouraged by the testimonies we hear from women who are finding hope...

  • Hope for the Helpless

    September 4, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face, Violence

    Bahar’s* story is all too familiar but no less horrifying than those of so many women forced into marriage. Her father abused her, and then when she became older, he forced her to marry an older man.

    “My husband was an alcoholic. He was not working, and I had to work and bring money home,” Bahar told the TWR Women of Hope team....

  • The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
     
    Dear friends,
     
    Reading the statistics surrounding the violence against women and girls can be overwhelming. I am always astonished to hear the stories of the abuse that terrorizes these women and girls. With all the resources and help...
  • A Reason to Hope

    May 8, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Issues Women Face, Testimonies

    A 15-year-old girl named Miray* fled to Turkey to escape the violence of the ongoing civil war in her homeland of Syria. While there, a much older Turkish man took Miray as his wife and brought her to Istanbul. To her dismay, she discovered he already had a wife and three children.

    “They used to treat me like a housemaid, and his wife...