Day 21

Qatar, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 2,195,000
Chief of State: Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
Christians: 6.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.8%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 27th
Life Expectancy: 76.58 Years
Literacy Rate: 96.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Qatar: 1,421

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Qatar remains committed to its humanitarian and international duties towards countries around the world by ensuring the provision of a high-quality education system. It will help encourage interaction between people from different cultural backgrounds and will enhance the value of human rights, justice and peace. The announcement was made during a round table meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Qatar’s minister also highlighted the efforts of Education Above All in providing education to 10mn children around the world, through Educate A Child program. Pray that along with knowledge, the children will gain wisdom from God. Pray that it will be a high quality education system for children (The Bible, Proverbs 16:16).

Minister highlights Qatar's efforts in education sector

Turkmenistan, Central Asia
Population: 5,231,000
Chief of State: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Head of Gov.: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Christians: 3.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 19th
Life Expectancy: 69.78 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 30%
Refugees Living in Turkmenistan: 7,546

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For the first time ever, analysts of the 2018 World Watch List have examined how the persecution of women differs to that of men. They revealed that women are exposed to nearly twice as many persecuting factors as Christian men. Some persecution is unique to women such as forced marriage, rape, and other forms of sexual violence. Researchers in Turkmenistan also commented that when men are fined, imprisoned or lose their jobs ,as frequently happens in Turkmenistan, the women and families also suffer. Pray for provision and protection over Christian women and families (The Bible, Psalm 18:17).

Christian women at double risk of persecution – because of gender as well as religion (WWM)