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The Persecution of Christian Women


John Stonestreet

Roberto Rivera

A new report from Open Doors International describes the different kinds of persecution endured by Christian women and Christian men around the world. 

Especially in societies openly hostile to Christians, sexual violence is the most common form of persecution experienced by Christian women. In Nigeria, for example, groups like Boko Haram “regularly attack women in Christian villages or abduct them for a life of sexual slavery.”

Other forms of coercion and violence directed against Christian women include being trafficked as brides to countries like China from countries such as Pakistan. In the Arabian Peninsula, households regularly exploit Christian maids from countries like the Philippines. 

The perpetrators of persecution take advantage of the marginalized status of Christians within the larger society. That’s one reason religious freedom is so important and must be protected and advanced around the world.

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