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Sep7FriSeptember 7, 2018 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
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- Issues Women Face
This September we are focusing our prayers on the women in Western and Southern Europe and the Nordic Countries (Austria, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom).
The number of reported rapes and cases of domestic violence and workplace harassment are on the rise. Even in modern Western and Southern Europe – and in the Nordic countries, where gender equality is the standard in education and careers – many women and girls continue to experience verbal, emotional and physical abuse at home, school and work. And many of them are speaking up and saying, “No more!”
However, too many women living in Europe still believe no one cares about the abuse they suffer in their homes or at work in the face of threats against their jobs. Immigrants and refugees in Europe who fled persecution, war and family abuse often continue to be abused, and many are trafficked into prostitution.
Prostitution is legal in many European countries, and the largest percentage of women forced to sell their services are foreigners. Some countries have made it illegal to profit from others’ sexual services (pimping, in other words) or to pay for sex, noting that these acts are violence against women.Pray with us that more will be done to give abused women in Europe dignity and hope for a better future.