The eroticisation of girls is clearly the root of countless negative consequences for society and for women. I outline seven of them.
Most took place at Islamic environments by members of the own family. “It is the most despicable expression of gender-based violence”, says the minister of Justice.
“It is vital that we do not turn a blind eye to this phenomenon in our churches”, says the Czech Evangelical Alliance. One in five women have been victims.
Evangelicals must help to change the sexist mentality, talk and preach about it, making it clear that the enemy is not the male, but sin.
The Committee for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality of the European Parliament has passed a report on prostitution that could shape the future policies all across Europe.
Evangelical women took the streets in Spain on the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Several groups work throughout the year supporting victims.
Women of Hope is focusing on specific regions where women are commonly abused and exploited and where many have never heard God’s message of redemption.
A resolution of the Council of 47 European countries recommends to focus on sexual education, online protection and security, and strong regulation.
'You are not alone' will be at the side of any woman who asks for help, whether she files a complaint or not. “We are Christians and follow the example of Jesus”, say the founders.
As Christians we cannot ignore the violence against women that is exploding in Afghanistan with the Taliban.
Ten years after it was signed, the European Evangelical Alliance urges countries “to take seriously the harm done to women and girls” in practices such as sexual exploitation, domestic abuse or equality.
Christian girls and women are “doubly vulnerable”, says Open Doors. “Preventing women from freely raising their children as Christians is an effective means of controlling the Christian population”.
The new law will criminalise any discrimination because of sexual orientation. “We do not agree with the President's Penal Code”, a Haitian pastor says.
Dozens participated in an event in Madrid. “We must fight against violence from all spheres: social, political, legal, economic, cultural ... but we offer another way: Christ”, they said in a manifesto.
Research in Spain fuels the political debate about limiting the power of the porn industry. Christian activists have long been alerting about the damaging effects on children and youth.
There have been 32 cases of femicide in Peru this year. The Minister of Women, Gloria Montenegro, joined 18 religious communities to tackle the problem.
“We want the sensitivity of an important part of the population to be translated into regulations that effectively attack this social scourge”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says.
“If we are Christ’s, we have no choice but to be alongside the weak”, Mukwege, who was also a member of IFES, said in a recent conference.
Yazidi activist and sexual slavery survivor, Nadia Murad, and Congolese gynaecologist, Denis Mukwege, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
“We want to be like that drop of water that pierces the rock, to break the harshness of a sexsist society", says Asun Quintana, Women Counselour of the Evangelical Council of Madrid.
“Church members should be active in society to defend and give refuge to the battered women”, says a group of evangelical professionals and church leaders.
Ioana Sandescu, Director of Prevention and Advocacy of eLiberare, answers the question.
Evangelicals in Madrid (Spain) called to fight the violence against women and showed their support for the victims and their families.
Kajsa Wahlberg: ‘Criminals are businessmen; they calculate profits, marketing factors and risks of getting caught before investing time and money into selling women in a particular place.’
Jesus left an established model only for those who are brave, be it men or women. A model for people who are not ready to fall into social trends propelled by discrimination or frustration.