Leah was taken because she is a girl. She remains in captivity because she’s a Christian.
In February 2018, 15 year-old Leah Sharibu was taken from her school in Northern Nigeria, along with over 100 other girls by gunmen from an Islamic extremist group. After a month the girls that were still alive were released, all except one. Leah.
Leah wasn’t released because she refused to give up her faith in Jesus.
Across the world Christian women are doubly at risk: targeted for being female, persecuted for being a Christian. This is a hidden problem. Open
Doors’ vision is that every woman who is persecuted for her faith and gender is seen, valued and empowered to reach her God-given potential.
See.Change. and restore the hope, dignity and identity of women who have faced violent persecution for the faith and their gender.
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.