TACKLING SEXISM IN THE FARSI-SPEAKING WORLD

Gender discrimination is rife, severely limiting opportunities for girls and women in the Middle East and North Africa.

In Iran, women are perceived as second-class citizens. The majority of women have been brought up accepting the fate decided for them by their families and husbands. Though many have educational opportunities far beyond that of their predecessors, the value of a woman still mostly depends on her appearance and ability to produce children. Women often find themselves in a marriage that is more like a prison than any other form of relationship. Many women are subject to domestic violence and abuse, finding it hard to overcome their marital problems. Watch Elmira’s personal story below.

Cooperation brings change
Though it is important to tackle the overwhelming problem of self-worth in women and help them discover their true identity in Christ, men must be willing to change too. Men are also often pressured into marriages, expected to begin a family and continue their bloodline.
In a society where marriage is enforced, and sexism prevails, both men and women must work together to make a change.

Window of opportunity
Christian Marriage, a new program airing soon on SAT-7 PARS, will help viewers to gain a better understanding of who they are in Christ and what the Bible teaches about a good marriage that glorifies the Lord.

Christian Marriage, gives viewers advice on how to overcome marital problems. It provides a window of opportunity for both men and women to contact the channel to ask their questions and obtain effective Christian counselling.

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28, ESV)


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