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    Praying for Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

    September 28, 2018 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
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    Issues Women Face
    As September moves into October, we switch our prayer focus to pray for women in Latin America and the Caribbean this month.

    According to the United Nations, Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for females. Three of the countries here – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – rank among the world’s most violent countries not at war. Family violence, gang violence, extortion, hyperinflation, organized crime and poverty are forcing millions in Latin America and the Caribbean to flee their home countries.

    There’s good news, too. The World Bank reports that more women in Latin America and the Caribbean are getting an education, jobs and better health care. But much is still to be done to improve the quality of education and equality in income. Attitudes in the workplace, legal system and homes are slow to change. Domestic-violence rates are still critically high. Many females are emotionally, physically and sexually abused, the harm often resulting in death at the hands of fathers, husbands and boyfriends.

    Thank you for joining us as we uphold the women in these countries in prayer.