Read stories from listeners of TWR Women of Hope.
October 23, 2020 by the TWR Women's Ministry Team
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. 
Slavery is the recruitment, control and trade of human beings for their bodies and for their labour. ...
September 18, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
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...
September 11, 2020 by the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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...
September 4, 2020 by the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
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....
August 28, 2020 By Dr. Peggy BanksThe Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
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...
One in three women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime and most violence against women happens in the home by an intimate partner. Domestic violence occurs in every country around the world and crosses all socio-economic classes. (Source: https: www.who.int news-room fact-sheets detail violence-against-women )
There are no...
August 11, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry TeamDomestic violence against women happens all over the world. Canada is not immune to this reality. Approximately, every six days in Canada a woman is killed by an intimate partner.
June 23, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry TeamWhat is clear is that these girls have suffered tremendously in the three years since the kidnapping took place.
June 16, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry TeamThis month, in the TWR Canada Women of Hope Prayer Calendar, we’ve been praying for women who have suffered rape and other forms of violence. These women are powerless to stop the abuse and violence, and it can seem as though God remains silent.
June 9, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry TeamAs a 16 year-old girl, TWR Women of Hope Founder Marli Spieker was partnered with an older woman to minister in a brothel. While an unusual ministry opportunity for a young girl, that first encounter with a prostitute left an imprint on Marli’s heart and mind.