Stop the thief: The gender lottery

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YOU WERE
BORN A GIRL

You were born a girl in rural Tanzania, full of  life and so much potential

but the thief is coming for you. This could be your future:

EDUCATION

Because you’re a girl, you’re less likely than your brothers to complete secondary school. Many things can spell the end of your education; getting married, FGM or getting pregnant as a result of rape.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.”
John 10:10 (GNT)

HEALTHCARE

When you have a child, medical assistance will be thin on the ground and your child is 8 times more likely to die as an infant than if you had lived in the UK.

RELATIONSHIPS

Your parents may encourage you to be married as early as 14, and who you marry is not necessarily your choice. The “bride price” your family receive for you will help reduce your family’s poverty.

Where you are born, and whether you are born male or female, can feel like a lottery. Many girls in Tanzania have lost before their lives have even begun, purely by virtue of being female.

By giving today, you can be part of correcting this injustice and stopping the thief – inviting women to share in the fullness of life Jesus came to bring them.

Give today to stop the thief

Please note: CMS does not approve of gambling, especially where people’s lives are concerned. By giving today, you can be part of correcting the injustice of the gender lottery. You can stop the thief and invite women to share in the fullness of life.

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