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March 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Christian Aid Reflections for Lent: A Week for Women

Mon 4: 70% of the world’s poor are women. Give 10p for every woman in your family who has a job.

Tues 5: Every day approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy & childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. Give 20p for every pregnant woman you know who received good medical care in the last year.

Wed 6: Women make up 64% of the world’s illiterate. Have a look at one of your bookshelves. Give 10p for each book by a female author.

Thurs 7: In India, tens of millions of women face discrimination & abuse for being single, divorced or widowed. Pray for fair treatment for women everywhere.

Fri 8:     Women own only 1% of the world’s property. Give 10p for each woman in your family who owns property, either jointly or by themselves.

Weekend 9 & 10: Give thanks for mothers & carers throughout the world who work hard to look after their families

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