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WASHINGTON (BP) -- Targeted Christian persecution tailored to hurt women is trending globally, Open Doors reported in its 2019 World Watch List of 50 countries most dangerous for Christians to practice their faith.
"The data proves conclusively that Christian women are the most exploited group on the face of the earth today," Open Doors President David Curry said in a Jan. 16 press conference in Washington announcing the list. "While not minimizing the incredible violence against men, women are doubly persecuted. They're exploited for their vulnerability as females, and also for their faith.
"And the shame culture within many of these regions of the world," Curry said, "makes sexual violence victims very cautious of how they rebuild their lives within these shame cultures." Read More