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Equality of Women & Value as Individuals


The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.

Ex. 17:15; Gal. 3:28; Eph. 1:3; Rom. 8:17; Ez. 34:27

Statistics

  • Women (and men and children) are trafficked for organ harvesting.

    “Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that is fueled by poverty and gender discrimination.”

    — “55 Little Known Facts About Human Trafficking.” facts.randomhistory.com. 02 Jan. 2011. Web. 19 Nov. 2011.

  • In sub-Saharan Africa 50%+ did not have a voice on matters concerning “their own health care, household purchases, or visits to family.”

    In many countries of the world only men can transfer their nationality to their children. This can affect a woman and her children in obtaining legal and basic services and rights.

    — “Factsheet: Sub-Saharan Africa.” Progress of the World’s Women 2011-2012. progress.unwomen.org. Web. 03 Dec. 2011.

  • In southeast Asia, a brothel owner can purchase a woman or child for $50 (Loc 361-4).

    Eighty percent of those trafficked out of poor countries are women (Loc 156-7).

    In Uganda, the LRA [Lord's Resistance Army] teaches their soldiers that women are “creatures that exist to serve their pleasures” (Loc 2005-7).

    Buddhism sees women as second-class. It is assumed to be born a woman means a sinful life in a prior life (Loc 811-5).

    — Batstone, David. Not for Sale. HarperCollins. 2008. Kindle edition. Model D00901.

  • More than 100,000,000 women are not here because of neglect (20).

    — Miller, Darrow L. with Stan Guthrie. Nurturing the Nations. Colorado Springs: Paternoster. 2007.

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"17 Year Old Saudi Girl Wins Case against Father after Being Tricked into Marriage with 90 Year Old"

"One must understand that the “selling” of girls into marriage is not seen as barbaric. To the contrary, it is viewed as taking care of one’s daughter, protecting her reputation, ensuring that an (under-valued, useless, potentially dangerous) daughter is fed, clothed, and housed and not at her father’s expense. In poverty-stricken, illiterate countries and cultures, marriage is a woman’s only dignified and viable alternative other than prostitution."

"Afghan Girl Embraces New Beginning after Escaping Forced Marriage"

"In addition to cultural reasons, other major contributing factors for child marriages are the settling of feuds and to pay off debts. Often, the husbands are much older than the bride and cases like Zakia's occur too often."

"Health Woes Nepal Village Organ Sales"

Organ trafficking is real and more prevalent than most know.