WDP at a Glance
Based on the 105 country reports received in 2015, it is estimated that 21,559 services were held in 94 languages, including programs available in Braille or large print. The activities reached about 1,638,281 participants around the world.
The celebrations were held in churches, schools, hospitals, prisons, convents, and elderly homes. The worship service was broadcast on national TV, radio and live-stream.
The event was promoted in the city newspapers, posters, fliers, Facebook, website, and Twitter.
Activities with children and youth were held in many schools and churches.
How does World Day of Prayer offering make a difference in women's lives and in the communities?
Empower women, children, youth, and people with disabilities through education, mentoring, shelter, food programs, trauma counseling, hospital care, orphanages, and prison visitations. Fund rural schools in Haiti, provide children’s scholarships in Africa, and assist the Roma people.
Campaign for a nuclear free world, peace movements, reunification of Korea, environmental care, creation stewardship, race and gender equality and a life free from violence.
Promote Christian education for children and youth, women’s ministries, ecumenical and theological formation.
Build organizational sustainability of the World Day of Prayer in local communities, in the writer countries, and provide for the regional and international coordination of the movement. Promote the World Day of Prayer story by honoring a leader through the Fund for Tomorrow.
Support people displaced by war, orphans of war or HIV and AIDS, Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East, communities affected by cyclone and earthquakes in the Vanuatu and Nepal, children recovering from radiation, and victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual abuse, such as the comfort women in Asia.
Provide care and medical supplies for people living with HIV and AIDS, breast cancer, drug addiction, children with disabilities, and the elderly; support a media campaign for teenagers to raise awareness on sexuality and gender-based violence in the Bahamas.
Sustain the socio-political commitment for women’s empowerment and gender justice, support migrant workers, women farmers, homeless youth and First Nations peoples with student scholarship, job training, literacy, or micro-credit.