Nearly 40 percent of all murders of women worldwide are carried out by an intimate partner, according to the World Health Organization. One in three women across the globe has experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of her partner. Women who have been physically or sexually abused by their partners are more than twice as likely to have an abortion, almost twice as likely to experience depression, and in some regions, 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV, (UN Women) And although domestic violence occurs all over the globe, it can be especially prevalent in areas of poverty, insecurity, and violence. (World Bank)
In communities around the world, the church has the opportunity to model families the way God intended them to be.
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
- For local pastors to provide good biblical teaching on the value of women and families
- For these churches to be a safe place for those who have experience domestic violence and abuse
- For communities to model Christ and respect and listen to women instead of abusing or shaming them