Suriname is one of South America's smallest countries but one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the Americas.
After a history of changing colonial leadership between the British and Dutch, Suriname remains a predominantly Dutch speaking country with an estimated population of approximately 590,000, most of whom live on the country's north coast, where the capital Paramaribo is.
Mothers’ Union was first established in Suriname in 1990. There is only one Anglican parish in Suriname, St Bridget’s, and the small Mothers’ Union group of just 10 members are attached to this Church.
The members meet regularly for prayer and fellowship and are committed to upholding the five objectives. Mothers’ Union in neighbouring Guyana currently look after the group in Suriname and support them in their outreach activities which include:
Mothers’ Union campaigns around the world, through our 4 million members in 84 countries, for an end to gender-based violence – violence carried out most often against women and girls because of their gender