Voiceless Women Find Value, Purpose, in Jesus Christ through Uncharted Ministries

Once God sets a Muslim woman free, she becomes an unstoppable force for God. Women Who Risk takes readers into the intimacy of Muslim homes in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and other hot spots to see the drama of Christ at work. (Photo, caption courtesy Thomas Nelson)

March 8, 2021, marks the 110th International Women’s Day – a celebration of women’s achievements and a call for equal rights. More than one million people participated in the first IWD rallies in Europe in 1911, and March 8 became the official IWD date three years later.

Today, women are voiceless in many of the Middle East’s Muslim-dominated countries. “Life for women in the Middle East is so different than it is for us here in the West,” says JoAnn Doyle, co-founder of Uncharted Ministries.

“Often, they are not permitted to speak; or if they do speak, they have to be so careful that they don’t bring shame on anyone in their family or their community,” she continues, explaining the prevailing honor-shame culture.

“They are cloaked with this ‘veil’; they’re forced to hide their feelings so that they don’t bring harm on themselves.”

Doyle leads Not Forgotten, a division of Uncharted Ministries. They partner with believers in the Middle East who help women know God and follow Jesus. In a new book she co-authored with her husband, JoAnn describes how women find a new voice and value through Christ.

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SOURCE: Mission News Network, Katey Hearth


  • Praise God for bringing His freedom to women in the Middle East and beyond.
  • Pray believers in the Middle East can reach more women and help them know the one true God.