Adventist seminar addresses national domestic violence issue in Bangladesh

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Adventists recently responded to the challenge of domestic violence which is a national concern in Bangladesh. Leaders from the Bangladesh Adventist Union Mission (BAUM) as well as the Dhaka Seventh-day Adventist church offered a one-day seminar about domestic violence on August 15. A crowd of approximately 300 participated in this enditnow initiative. According to the Violence against Women Survey 2011 (VAW)  produced by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, 87% of women in Bangladesh have experienced some form of domestic violence within the home – either physical, psychological, sexual, and/or economic which involves finances as a method of control.  “Violence should not be part of the home as we are one family under God,” emphasized Mahuya Roy, BAUM Women’s Ministries director during one of the seminars. “Instead,

Southern Asia-Pacific Division

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