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PARL World News: Sep 12, 2022

These news briefs are compiled and shared by the Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) to be a useful resource of current events.

This week:

Northern Nigeria – September 8, 2022

Adventist women marched with the initiative EndItNow to speak up on gender-based violence in northern Nigeria. The Nigerian government was called to help address the root causes of gender-based violence and end impunity.

Read more at: ANN: ENDITNOW Nigeria

Brazil, Espirito Santo – September 6, 2022

The movement of the project Quebrando o Silencio (Breaking Silence) marched on the streets of Espirito Santo on August 27 to denounce psychological violence, raise awareness of its consequences, and introduce possible legal steps that can be taken by victims.

Read more at: Brazil Marches Against Gender Based Violence

The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, & Turks and Caicos Islands – September 7, 2022

Adventists marched to call for an end to violence and abuse in the Caribbean Islands, as part of the global initiative ‘enditnow.’ Government leaders congratulated the Seventh-day Adventist Church for “being the first church to march through the streets to call for a stop to abuse and violence.” Leaders expressed their desire to work with the church to eradicate all forms of abuse and violence.

Read more at: Caribbean Enditnow Marches

Seychelles – August 23, 2022

SDA Women’s ministries met with President Ramkalawan (Seychelles) and his wife to introduce the Seventh-Day Adventist church. Women’s ministries introduced their initiatives to empower women and young girls facing poverty, abuse, and illiteracy. They discussed a possible collaboration between the government and the Adventist women’s ministries.

Read more at: SDA Women Ministries met with Seychelles President