ANSWER THE CRY

ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA THE CRY IS DEAFENING.

Women are crying out for value. Frightened children are crying out for peace. Angry young men are crying out for meaning. Persecuted Christians are crying out for the strength to face each day.

Every day, we receive more than 800 responses to our programs – and demand is growing. We want to be there for our viewers, to answer their heart cries with the hope that Christ brings. You can be part of what God is doing to change the Middle East and North Africa.

WATCH ELMIRA'S STORY

CRY FOR WORTH: THE CRY OF WOMEN

LIVING AS A VIRTUAL SLAVE

When just 11 years old, Elmira’s family forced her to marry. By her 15th birthday, she had two children.

Her husband was a drug addict who forced her into prostitution to fund his habit.

“Being a woman in my world hurt so much,” she says.

Over the next 14 years, Elmira became HIV positive and lived as a virtual slave. Even though she didn’t know what the future held, Elmira eventually found the courage to escape.

DISCOVERING THE LOVE OF JESUS

Broken and depressed she discovered SAT-7 television. “I watched your programs and learned that God loves me… despite all that I had done,” she says.

Elmira led ten relatives to Christ, and they now watch SAT-7 and worship God together. She tells SAT-7, “Thank you for all you do to share God’s love with people like me. Please pray that I will serve Him to the best of my ability.”

WHY ARE WOMEN CRYING OUT FOR WORTH?

Women in the Middle East and North Africa are considered to have a lower status and value than men. Under Sharia Law, a woman’s legal testimony carries half the weight of a man’s.

Women suffer grave injustices, for example in 2015 an Afghan woman was stoned to death for eloping with a man. He received only a lashing.

99% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment (UN 2013).

Gender discrimination is rife, severely limiting education and employment opportunities for girls and women.

HOW SAT-7 IS ANSWERING THE CRY OF WOMEN?

Because I am a Woman is a documentary series that investigates and challenges taboo issues such as domestic abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and so-called honour killings. Through real-life stories, expert discussion and hard-hitting facts, the show represents the painful reality, calling for change and sending a message of hope for a solution.

Free Souls features the testimonies of women from Algeria whose lives have been transformed by Jesus. Through this program, oppressed and undervalued women are hearing how much they are worth in God’s eyes.

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