Article Highlights Concerning Situations and Mission Work Around the World
In a message for the annual International Women’s Day on March 8th, General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
notes that women and children form the majority of those forced to flee because of conflict and war. The Russian military invasion of Ukraine, she says, “has reminded us of this fact once again.” As such, she continues, women and children “are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence, discrimination and violation of their human rights and dignity,” which exacerbates existing inequalities. “Together, we can change this,” she insists.
~ from an article posted to The Lutheran World Federation’s website on March 8, 2022
As well as a short video message from Burghardt, the article provides information on
- a Luther College programme in Malta,
- a trades training programme for women in the West Bank sponsored by LWF and the Canadian Lutheran World Relief with funding from the Canadian government,
- a programme by LWF Nepal that celebrated International Women’s Day by providing bicycles to refugee women involved in entrepreneurial businesses, and
- a Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment Consultation organized by the Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa.