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Vulnerable: A girl at a market stall in Gulshan Iqbal, Karachi (© ACN)

ACN is helping 750 Christian women and girls escape the grinding poverty that puts them at direct risk of abduction, forced conversion and sexual slavery. 

For years, thanks to you, ACN has supported a faith and skills empowerment programme aimed at young women across five of the most deprived rural districts in Faisalabad diocese.

Programme coordinator Aneel Mushtaq told us:

 “Those we reach normally work as cleaners or maids in houses or in brick kilns and other factories, trying to feed their families, who are entirely dependent on them. They become victims of sexual harassment and abuse.”

The empowerment programme helps lift the girls out of abject poverty and the risk of exploitation by training them in vocational skills.

 Read more here
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NIGERIA: New suspects sought for the murder of Christian girl in Nigeria
Police announced on 18th May that they are looking for more suspects in connection with the brutal killing of a young Christian woman in northern Nigeria – following a weekend of rioting in support of two men accused of her murder. Police are seeking the men who claimed responsibility for the death of Deborah Emmanuel (aka Deborah Yakubu or Deborah Samuel) in graphic video footage released on social media. The local diocese told Aid to the Church in Need that rioters attacked Christian sites throughout the state capital Sokoto. Please click here to read the full story. 
ACN Event
ACN Benefactors' Day
Thursday 23rd June at 7 pm (Eve of Feast of Sacred Heart)
Please join us in honouring our wonderful benefactors and friends either in person at Farm Street or online. Fr Dominic Robinson, along with project partners from around the world, will offer prayers and Holy Mass for your intentions. This will also be a chance to say farewell to Neville Kyrke-Smith after 30 years as National Director and to meet his successor Dr Caroline Hull. Please join us, either in person or online, for this special Mass of Thanksgiving for you, our wonderful benefactors and friends. Please register here
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Record number of pledges received for ACN’s Maisy Milk Rosary for Peace 2022
For the past four years, schools and parishes have joined in ACN’s Maisy Milk Rosary Campaign by praying one decade of the Rosary every day for one week in May. This year, 97 schools from across the UK united with us in prayer, offering up a record 112,619 decades of the Rosary for peace in our world. A huge thank you for this spiritual solidarity. Please put next year’s dates Monday 8th - Friday 12th May 2023 in your diary now and please also join our global One Million Children praying the Rosary campaign on October 18th 2022. More details nearer the time.
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