Editor’s note: This op-ed was originally published here in full by The Billy Graham Evangelisitc Association’s Decision Magazine.
The notion of a women’s rights movement that overlooks a woman’s right to religious freedom is a futile one. Too bad that’s exactly what’s happening within the international female equality movement.
UN Women, the United Nations’ agency focused on gender equality, spent $315 million during their 2015-2016 fiscal year on resources to empower women and girls around the globe. Did you catch that? Three hundred and fifteen million dollars.
Strange then, that in a world of murder, rape, and displacement of religious minorities from places like Syria and Iraq, the international women’s rights movement failed to provide any substantial resources to promote women’s religious freedom.
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