Bern, Switzerland [GC WM, A. Mazza, CD EUDNews]. April 24, 2015.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you." (Isaiah 60, 1)
Today around the world, over 3 billion women face serious challenges. More than 650 million women cannot read, 40% of women are struggling as single parents.
At the desperately poor, 70% are women. 80% of the world's refugees are women and girls. Nearly 4 million women and children are trafficked every year.
Today, in one single day, 1500 women died in child birth. Nearly half of the 33 million people living with AIDS are women.
One out of every 3 women suffers abuse.
God calls 12 million Seventh-day Adventist women to rise up, touch a heart and tell the world!
To watch the GC's Women Ministries Video, go here.
"Today, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses often slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation. It continues to deny to women fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities. We must have the courage to acknowledge and emphasize the positive and biblical message of equal Dignity of men and women," declared the EUD Public Relations Team.
When a great and decisive work is to be done, God chooses men and women to do this work, and it will feel the loss if the talents of both are not combined. —Ellen G. White, Evangelism p. 469