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1 Nurturing the Nations Nurturing the Nations Reclaiming the Dignity of Women in Building Healthy Cultures The World of Abused Women

2 Part 1 THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN 1 Waking Up to the Pain 2 The World of Abused Women

3 The War Against Women 100,000,000 Dead Women

4 The World’s Women Raped Battered Humiliated Aborted Impoverished Refugeed Abused Enslaved Murdered

5 100,000,000 Missing Women

6 Feminicide! The War Against Women!

7 What Killed Them? Infanticide Feticide Neglect Murder

8 Infanticide

9 Feticide

10 Neglect

11 Murder

12 What Does 100 Million Look Like? All the people who died of famine in the 20 th century The death toll in WW I & II combined 70% of the female population in the USA in 2003

13 The Biological Facts Worldwide 105 boys are born for each 100 girls* Biologically girls are generally stronger than boys. Women normally have lower death rates than men in the same age category. Women are normally more resistant to disease than men.

14 The Biological Facts (Cont.) Women typically outlive men. In the age category there are roughly the same number of women and men worldwide. Male populations are reduced through war.

15 Biological Conclusion If women were treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, they would out number men in the world.

16 Ratio Women to Men Worldwide ratio 98 for 100 men Nepal94.8 Turkey94.8 Afghanistan 94.5 Bangladesh94.1 Bhutan93.3 India92.9

17 Ratio Women to Men (Cont.) Papua New Guinea92.8 Pakistan 92.1 Bihar state (India)60 Rajasthan state (India) 60

18 Small Group Work 1.What do you note about these countries? 2.What are the implications of these statistics for their societies? 3.What do you expect life to be like for the women who are alive? 4.What is your response to these statistics?

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20 Misogyny Root of the word –miso = hate/hatred; disgust for; revulsion –gyne = woman Misogyny = hatred or revulsion of woman

21 Mournful Song “Oh father, you brought up my brothers to be happy. You brought me up to shed tears. Oh father, you have brought up your son to give him your house, And have left a cage for me.”

22 Some Exceptions 104 women to 100 men Europe United States Kerala, (Southwest) India

23 One of the Greatest Causes of Poverty in the World is a Lie! The Lie: Men are Superior to Women!

24 The purpose of this workshop Expose the reality of women’s suffering Challenge the lie of male superiority Present a meta-narrative that honors women

25 Soli Deo Gloria To God Alone Be the Glory!

26 Workshop Content Part 1 The War Against Women Part 2 The Lie: Root of the Poverty Part 3 Biblical Foundations Part 4 The Transforming Story


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