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Restore hope to persecuted women and girls


Uncover the hidden persecution of women and girls. Act now to see hope restored.

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.

Stories to help you See. Change.

Check out these stories of women and girls to see the hidden persecution Christian women face purely because of their faith and gender.

Why is it different for girls?
Nigeria: Leah’s full story…
Egypt: Marta’s story…
India: Saree’s story…
Middle East: Aizah’s story….
Middle East: Nadia’s story…

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Send a message of hope…

Write a letter  a message of hope, Bible verse of prayer to encourage women and girls persecuted for their faith and gender.

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Make a donation to help support persecuted women and girls who have suffered violence, abuse and exclusion. Just £9 could help provide a monthly food pack to keep a Nigerian widow and her family alive. You can also get a free See. Change money box and raise funds with your spare change!

A prayer for Leah…

Father God, be with Leah right now. Let her know that she is not alone. Give her strength, peace and comfort. Help her know that people around the world are praying for her. I pray she and others in captivity would be released. Help me follow Leah’s example and be known for my love of You. Holy Spirit fill me with love and compassion. Amen.

Understand more about why Christians are persecuted and how young people like Leah are living out their faith with immense boldness by getting our free ‘Guts and Courage’ guide. It’s packed full of more prayers, stories and challenges…

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.