Through this year’s campaign, you can support enhanced learning and leadership opportunities to empower women leaders who inspire, encourage and help others to develop to their God-given potential. Funds and awareness raised in this year’s campaign will support important initiatives such as: Offering theological education scholarships to female church leaders in the
I am a Master of Divinity graduate of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon. I work as a counsellor and Bible teacher at a school. Since the Syrian crisis started, I am also involved in my church’s ministry among refugees. We spend much time in prayer with them. A lot of healings have happened.
She Matters Too is the next step in CBM’s campaign for gender equity, to educate, equip and empower girls and women who have the potential to be the greatest influencers for change in their families and communities. To-date, nearly 80 Canadian Baptist churches across the country have joined She Matters Too and over
My name is Elisi. I am a farmer in Rwanda. It’s a struggle with irregular rains and poor soil. Lack of food and malnutrition are big challenges. Another challenge is that I am HIV-positive. My husband died from AIDS. I also lost my only child. I have taken two orphans into my home and I also take
My name is Hawa. I fled war in Somalia after my mom was killed. I too was shot but survived after months in the hospital. People who helped me get to Kenya insisted that I marry a relative to show appreciation for saving my life. A few months later, pregnant with our child, my husband divorced me and returned
When I discovered my husband had hidden from me that he had HIV, I left him and returned home to my parents. Because I followed the doctor’s instruction not to breastfeed my daughter, she is healthy. I joined a Guardians of Hope group and was encouraged to meet, talk and pray with others in the
Then it became mom’s turn. She Matters took a second step, equipping women like Hawa in Kenya with vocational skills, business training and small grants, to help her earn family income. After her mom was killed, Hawa fled war in Somalia to live as a refugee in Kenya. She married young, then was abandoned
Globally, girls and women continue to face the effects of gender inequity. We believe that women should have equal access to education, health care and job opportunities. Join us as we raise our voice on behalf of marginalized girls and women, so they can fulfil their God-give potential. Learn how your church can get involved.