Educate the girl for betterment of their future.
On April 18th, 2015 the Shalom Today Ministry had a wonderful opening ceremony for our Adult Education Center.
We are thankful to God Almighty that He fulfilled His Vision through his servant Mr. Moses Julius to open the Adult Education Center for deserving women in the area of Youhanabad. STM is also thankful to Mr.Zeshan Labha Masih, who works as a Judge in Punjab . His efforts include making conditions more beneficial to our community.
STM has opened four centers: Youhanabad No 1, Arif Town, Khail Naqar, and Youhanabad No 2. Our purpose is to make young girls aware of their rights as citizens. We are also thankful to the government of the Punjab, as these centers were opened with their help and collaboration. STM is thankful to all our partners who helped to open the adult education Centre. These centers aim to assist domestic women, who are working as housemaids and employees in factories, in continuing their education along with their sewing skills. We help them to avoid wasting their precious time instead start earning for their family members with their talent.
Many Christian women face domestic violence in Pakistan. It is an endemic social problem. In fact, it is estimated that between 70 and 90 percent of women in Pakistan have suffered some form of abuse.
The majorities of the women from Christian communities in this area of Youhanabad are employed as scavengers or sanitary workers and earn less than US$ 12 per month. In Pakistan there is no question about it, equal rights for the women belonging to religious minorities is non-existent. There is a quota of two percent employment for religious minorities in government departments, but hardly any women from Christian minority are employed in the government services.