GROUP: Christians launch new women’s network 'Woman to Woman'
DOZENS OF women joined MPs in the House of Commons to launch a new network to empower women called 'Woman to Woman'.
This unique initiative, the brainchild of Micah Challenge, aims to empower girls and women to be change makers to help the poor by prompting action, prayer and campaigns.
MPs Dianne Abbott, Caroline Spelman and Stephen Timms joined a packed Committee Room 9 full of women to hear about the plans to help the near one billion women and girls in extreme poverty.
Amanda Jackson, head of policy and campaigns at Micah Challenge, said: “Woman to Woman is one initiative that seeks to encourage women who believe in God’s transforming hope to speak out and take action against injustices suffered by women and girls - like trafficking, sexual violence, maternal deaths, poverty and low status.
“It wants to highlight the wonderful work already being done quietly by women and encourage more women to see the possibilities for advocacy.”
Woman to Woman organisers hope to remind world leaders of their promises made in 2000 to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
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