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  • Apr13Fri

    Women in Southern Africa

    April 13, 2018 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Education, Issues Women Face

    TWR Women of Hope’s ministry in southern Africa reaches women in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, helping them know and experience God’s love and truths so that he can transform their lives.

    Many of the women of southern Africa struggle to provide for their families, and the relatively widespread acceptance of polygamy means that their husbands often have mistresses or multiple wives. The number of women in this region with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is the highest in the world. Many also suffer from the lack of clean water, electricity and proper sanitation. Unemployment combined with lack of education and training keep them in the grip of poverty.

    Besides caring for their children and homes, many women work their small gardens or sell goods on the street. However, at the end of most days, they do not earn enough for a meal to feed their families. When they reach home, many of them are victims of domestic violence. Thousands of rapes (affecting infants, children, teenagers, women, and the elderly) are underreported and rarely prosecuted.

    In the midst of many difficulties, TWR Women of Hope prayer groups take hope and spiritual guidance to the disabled, uneducated, widows, prisoners, orphans, the poor, elderly and sick. Dignity is restored, families are reunited, and prisoners are spiritually set free.

    When women pray, listen to the Women of Hope programs and attend special training events, they learn that they are precious to God. They no longer accept being labeled as afraid, worthless and outcast. They realize that they are daughters of the King, worthy of respect and honour from their family members, employers and community members. And they no longer tolerate domestic violence, infidelity, harassment and the deprivation of education, proper food or medical care.