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Relocation of women’s shelter to transform more lives.

More than 30 people gathered today on November 11 to celebrate the official relocation of women’s refuge Allira House to Mount Hutton (NSW). Ceremony attendees were welcomed by Allira House chairperson Margaret Watters and enjoyed a devotional from Pastor Bethany Chapman, a dedicatory prayer by board member Pastor Kevin Amos, followed by the unveiling of…

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Did you know another form of domestic abuse is abandonment?

Women in Bangladesh observed enditnow®Emphasis Day on the fourth Sabbath of August 2020. However, this is not a story about outreach to bring awareness to the community or escaping domestic violence, but it is a painful story of many women. Last October, I went to southern Bangladesh for a church inauguration program. Many women were present…

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Women Ministries takes the lead for observing enditnow® Emphasis Day

“When Jesus Ended It!” is the sermon written for enditnow® Emphasis Day 2020 by the Ministerial Association of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. In western Indonesia, church members observed this special day via Zoom. The event, organized by Jenny Sagala, Women’s Ministries director for the region, was broadcast Sabbath, August 22, 2020. The guest speaker, Helen…

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Italy prepares a resource for defeating violence against women.

Women’s health is the topic of the 2020 booklet 16 Days to Defeat Violence prepared by the Federation of Evangelical Women in Italy (FDEI), which has even been published in English this year. The booklet is intended to be a thought-provoking daily reflection for personal and community use during the 16 days of activism from November 25, International Day…

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Virtual discussions consider other forms of abuse: self-inflicted and financial.

An Abuse Prevention Awareness campaign was conducted online for the entire month of August 2020 in Peninsular Malaysia. Informative social posting was shared via social media channels each day through WhatsApp and Facebook. Not all missions in the Southeast Asia region were able to conduct the usual enditnow® Emphasis Day program in their churches COVID-19 lockdown…

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Marching parades offer awareness of domestic violence.

The community was invited to an enditnow® Emphasis Day event held at the Gingoog City Central National High School. After a parade to bring awareness of the problem of domestic violence and abuse, guest speaker Judge Mirabeaus Undalok, a Seventh-day Adventist judge, spoke about the “Rights of Women and Elimination of Violence Against Women.” A poster…

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ADRA House, a women’s shelter, is needed now more than ever.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), renewed its operating license for the social service “Emergency Reception Center for Victims of Domestic Violence.” The shelter, located in Bucharest, Romania, enables women to escape abusive relationships by providing accommodations, food, emergency medical care, psychological counseling, social counseling, and guidance to a lawyer. “ADRA House is a…

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Women flooded their communities to bring awareness of abuse and violence.

Women and young ladies from Northern Ghana Union Mission flooded their communities during the enditnow® Emphasis Day, Sabbath, August 22, 2020, to bring awareness of abuse and violence against women and children. The message went far as Seventh-day Adventists raised their voices against all forms of violence and abuse. We must End It Now! Visit: here for…

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French Antilles-Guiana Union prints the enditnow® special day resource packet as a full-color magazine for distribution.

Claudine Rivierez designed an attractive magazine using the translated content of the resource packet for enditnow® Emphasis Day 2020, Quand Jésus Y Mit Fin (When Jesus Ended It). The twenty-page, full-color magazine is printed in French and includes the sermon script, suggested order of service, children’s story, and seminar script.  The magazine was distributed throughout the territory of French…

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Europe observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Although the official enditnow® Emphasis Day of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is on the fourth Sabbath in August, in some countries the Women’s Ministries department prefers to address the problem of violence and abuse in November. We are impressed by the number of churches in Spain where the women organize church services and seminars around this important…

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