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  • 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 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 God Who Loves Us

    October 25, 2019 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Violence

    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...

  • Praying For Domestic Violence In Canada

    August 11, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Issues Women Face, Violence
    Domestic 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.
  • A village in West Africa

    Praying For Those Rescued From Captivity

    June 23, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Issues Women Face, Violence
    What is clear is that these girls have suffered tremendously in the three years since the kidnapping took place.
  • He Will Call Us Hephzibah

    June 16, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Violence, Women of the Bible
    This 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.
  • Hidden Treasures: Stories of Redemption

    June 9, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Testimonies, Violence
    As 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.