Women in India face violence at every stage of life. Thirty five percent of Indian women aged 15-49 experience physical and sexual violence in their lifetime.
In India, violence against women means female foeticide and infanticide, neglect of girl children, physical and sexual abuse, child marriage, forced prostitution, son preference, genital mutilation, dowry harassment and even death.
Haryana is a small state in India with a population of 25 million and has the highest rate of violence against women in India.
FEBC has launched new radio programs to reach women of Haryana State in North India aged 20 to 35 years.
Two thirty minute programs per week are influencing positive change in listeners on a range of issues. Radio is working:
- Communities have improved health, resulting in a reduction in child mortality and illness
- Marginalised communities are empowered to develop sustainable livelihoods
- Women are empowered to make informed decisions for their families and communities, with increased understanding of their rights and opportunities
- Female children are valued the same as male children in families, leading to reduction in the abortion of female foetuses
- People choose to follow Jesus as they witness the transforming grace of Christ through acts of compassion and social outreach
On average, FEBC’s radio teams in Northern India receive 20 listener responses per fifteen minute radio program.
Every gift helps
- A one-off gift of $65 funds an fifteen-minute radio program
- A recurring monthly donation of $45 delivers 12 radios and funds ongoing radio programs that touch thousands of lives