Our program Hope for Tomorrow about domestic violence and sexual harassment is indeed a life-changing program. Many people respond on the Facebook page and ask questions.
When Leila was still a child, she was raped by her brother. This was only the beginning and she was subjected to abuse by many other family members, which resulted for her in an addiction to sex. Because she’d always had a problem with her leg, she thought that her chances to get married were very slim. She had become completely addicted to sex without seeing a way out of this bondage and more than once she thought of taking her own life. After having watched our program of Hope for Tomorrow, she contacted us and we talked with her about the Lord Jesus and assured her of the fact that He is willing to accept her. Leila prayed to God and asked Him to help her in the situation. Please pray for Leila and the many men and women who respond to Hope for Tomorrow.
Several episodes of Hope for Tomorrow deal with early marriage or child marriage. Poverty and war are the main reasons for child marriage. Poverty leads people to do desperate things for money; war increases the risk of girls being abducted, abused and raped. Parents wrongfully believe that early marriage is a way to prevent their daughters from being sexually harassed. It is the opposite; child brides often suffer abuse in their marriage.
Early marriage also diminishes the girls’ educational opportunities; they drop out of school and this hinders their personal development, thus continuing the cycle of poverty. Moreover, child marriage often endangers the girl’s health.
Child marriage is also used as a disguise for human trafficking and prostitution. The non-existence of or the failure to implement laws against child marriage in the Arab World are the main challenges in fighting this phenomenon, which despite everything that is being done against it, is growing again especially in warzones.
We have subtitled the second season of Hope for Tomorrow in English. If you are interested in receiving it on USB, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch an episode of Hope for Tomorrow II with English subtitles.