In 1971, the United States Congress declared August 26th to be National Women’s Equality Day. Today, as our nation celebrates great progress, we at She Is Safe are praying and working to free women and girls around the world from abuse and exploitation.

A recent article in She Knows, a popular women’s resource, points out that National Women’s Equality Day is a time for reflection on progress, but also on the work that still needs to be done:

While gaining the right to vote was a huge victory, the fact is that women aren’t always treated equally.

You can read the full article here. We at She Is Safe celebrate the progress that The United States has made in equality for women. And we look around the world for chances to equip others who long for the same freedoms.

The global inequity remains disturbing.  At least 70% of those who are illiterate, hungry, displaced and enslaved are female. But our initiatives of antitrafficking, education, economic opportunity, and spiritual nurture, are seeing more women and girls around the globe taste freedom and empowerment for the first time.

We give thanks for the freedom, education and opportunities we enjoy, and we work and pray that others around the world might experience those as well.