Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves at an event.  (Photo: Paulo Francis)

Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights said that the defense of women is a Christian agenda

Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves at an event. (Photo: Paulo Francis)

Following the agenda in the Capital, the Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves, invited religious leaders to fight against domestic violence. Damares has been in Campo Grande since the beginning of this Wednesday morning (24) at an event at the Christian Community Aliançados Arena.

After announcing the launch of an application to find missing children and a professional qualification program for women, the minister highlighted the importance of the role of pastors in combating domestic violence.

“Let me give a message to the religious leaders here: When a woman arrives at your church with a black eye, don’t just pray for her. Pray too, but after you pray, you will take this woman’s hand and go to the police station to report it”, he said.

In his speech, Damares highlighted that society expects action from the churches, “it is what society expects from all of us. Guys, you can change the game”, he added. Regarding actions to protect women, the minister also said that this is not a feminist issue, “protecting women is not a left-wing agenda, it is not a feminist agenda, it is not a communist’s agenda, protecting women is a Christian agenda.”

In addition to highlighting the importance of religious leaders, she also reinforced that public policies must be proposed regionally to face domestic violence.

Agenda – Even today, Damares will visit the Casa da Mulher Brasileira at 17:00. On site, she will explain in detail about the Qualifica Mulheres program, which intends to offer qualification to 5,000 women who were victims of domestic violence and abuse in Mato Grosso do Sul.

The initiative involves state resources and knowledge of the Ministry of Damares to carry out such actions.

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