Day 1

India, South Asia
Population: 1,251,696,000
Chief of State: President Ram Nath Kovind
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Christians: 2.2%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Hinduism
Persecution Ranking: 11th
Life Expectancy: 68.13 Years
Literacy Rate: 74.04%
Population Below Poverty Line: 29.8%
Refugees Living in India: 205,012

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An Open Doors report in March explored the multi-layered exploitation of Christian women, who were found to be nearly twice as vulnerable as Christian men. In June, a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey found that India “is the world’s most dangerous country for women, due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor”. Data from the Indian government showed an 83% increase in reported cases of crime against women between 2007 and 2016. Ask God to protect His beloved daughters in India. May many women experience the love of their Heavenly Father that draws them to salvation (The Bible, Psalm 68:5).

India ‘world’s most dangerous country for women’, as five activists gang-raped (WWM)

Mauritania, North Africa
Population: 4,081,000
Chief of State: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 47th
Life Expectancy: 62.7 Years
Literacy Rate: 58.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 40%
Refugees Living in Mauritania: 76,048

Pray4Mauritania Facebook Page

Mauritania, ruled by President Aziz, is currently going through a serious political crisis, as arbitrary and politically-motivated arrests and criminal proceedings continue being carried out and become more systematic. The rule of law is no longer respected. The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization and law firm express their deep concerns for the continuous human rights violations. They urge the authorities to put an immediate end to these acts and to release the political opponents. Pray that the serious political crisis in Mauritania will come to an end and the people will have their rights restored. Pray that the government will respect and abide by the law (The Bible, Romans 13:1).

Press Release: Mauritanian Authorities Guilty of Instrumentalising Justice for Political Purposes