The greatest challenge for women in Asia today is to simply survive through a normal lifespan. From birth -- and even before birth -- to death, a burden of oppression follows her through all the stages of her life, threatening her very existence.
· Young girls throughout Asia are ravenously abducted and forced into a life of prostitution with every agonizing day one step closer to an early death from AIDS.
· Widows in India bear the blame for their husband’s death. They’re shunned by their communities, rejected by their families and forced into an inhumane lifestyle. Tens of thousands take their own life just to end the pain.
· Every year in India more than 7,000 women are doused with kerosene and burned to death—by their husbands. The wife’s crime: an insufficient dowry.
It is no surprise that the suicide rate among young women in India is ten times higher than the world’s average.
women-pregnant-girls- pressured-abortions-india/ story?id=15103950#.Tx7scYHQcdk ABC news report on India’s deadly secret.
indiawom.htm the Hunger Project Chronic Hunger and the Status of Women in India.
global-development/poverty- matters/2011/jul/22/india-sex- selection-missing-women
Please pray for the women of Asia, and that the gospel of Jesus can be spread, to open their eyes to see the worth of women and girls.