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With more than 1.3 billion people, the south Asian country of India is the second-most populous country in the world, only outnumbered by China.
Despite rapid economic development in the last few decades, India still has high levels of poverty, particularly in rural areas.
One of the major problems facing India today is human trafficking, with the United Nations estimating that up to 65 million people in India are affected by human trafficking.
Mothers’ Union is affiliated with the Women’s Fellowship for Christian Service (WFCS) in both North and South India.
Members are very active within their local communities reaching out to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, often women and girls. Their work includes programmes such as:
Community Development Coordinators (CDC’s) are professionally trained community development staff, employed by local Mothers’ Union’s to help and support members as they engage with their churches and wider community.
Mothers’ Union member Joan Colwell explains how this simple activity quilt can be an incredible comfort for someone suffering with dementia
"I learned how to speak to my children instead of beating them" - Mary Anthony, Guyana
One of the most destructive weapons in the assault against the family today is that of gender-based violence and Mothers’ Union is joining in the fight against it