My Own Personal Jihad
Becky McDonald, President of WAR International
On September 11th, the world of Islam called the Muslim world to “Jihad,” a war against evil as they perceived it. “Jihad” in Islam has always been a call to war, to action, or an inner struggle to be battled. Perhaps this is my own “jihad” against the evils perpetrated on women.
Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) was established in 2006 with representation in 16 states, and projects in 14 different countries around the world. It became its own 501 (c) 3 in October of 2007, with a mission to unite and educate women and children in areas of human trafficking and sexual slavery. In 2008 it opened its first store, The WAR Chest Boutique, in Rockford Michigan, and as of June 2010 with open its second in Wyoming, MI. It is now represented in all 50 states and expanding into new countries as additional projects and partnerships are being formed. WAR, Int’l now reaches 14 different risks including domestic violence, depression, loss, disease, exploitation, and more. It’s goal is to create circles of protection and hope around women and children at risk through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects.Our history extends far from our birth, and runs deep in our colors! Read more on who we are and where we hope God takes us!
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