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International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day 2016

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International Women's Day is observed on March 8 around the world and focuses on gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights.

March 08, 2016 | Bern, Switzerland. | EUD Women's ministries, CD EUDNEWS.

The 2016 theme for International Women's Day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for gender equality".

International Women's Day is observed on March 8 around the world and focuses on gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights. Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, others less so, but all have been trail blazers.

It is now time for us to make an effort to help women achieve their full potential in whatever area they are gifted in and to ensure that future generations of girls and women experience equal possibilities in life.

"The Adventist Church follows Christ’s example by reaching out to women all over the world and offering love, support and enrichment. Adventists minister to women by establishing a support system for hurting women and creating a forum to address topics and issues that affect women in and out of the church. 

The church also promotes programs to mentor young women and support their academic achievements through a scholarship program. The six primary areas of concern that guide the church’s outreach to women are health, abuse, poverty, women’s workloads, lack of leadership training, education and illiteracy. 

These issues affect women of all cultures, social standings and countries. The Adventist Church strives to nurture women in the church and in the community while empowering them to become stronger women of God in the areas of Bible study, prayer, personal growth and outreach in the community. 

During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He valued the contributions of women and elevated their status. Christ’s ministry lifted women up, and in turn, the church empowers women to lift Him up." (https://www.adventist.org/en/vitality/women/)


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