"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October: A Month for Women and Hope

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that October would be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
  • Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies worldwide will end in miscarriage.  
  • Approximately 75% of all miscarriages occur in the first trimester.
  • An estimated 19% of the adult population has experienced the death of a child (this includes miscarriages through adult-aged children).

    "When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them." - Ronald Reagan
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
This year, YWCA Week Without Violence is October 14-20, 2012.

  • One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  •  85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
  • 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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