International women’s day and one year to go

Brick kiln workers to remember International women's day

Today is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate all that women have achieved and remember and pray for those who still struggle.

Today also marks one year until my book ‘Come with me to Kathmandu: 12 powerful stories of women’s courageous faith in Nepal’ is published. It will be released in conjunction with Authentic Media to coincide with International Women’s Day 2023. Given that I have already finished the manuscript and am now in the midst of editing it, it’s a long gap. However, I hope you’ll think the wait is worth it when the book is released.

I am also busy collecting photos to accompany the book and illustrate the women’s stories. In chapter 11, I tell the story of a woman who formerly worked at a brick kiln here in Kathmandu Valley. She worked incredibly long, arduous hours and never had an entire day off. After church on Sunday, my husband and I went on his motorbike to see if we could access one of the brick kilns to the south of us, and we managed to take these photos. They are a reminder that on International Women’s Day, we still have a long way to go to make sure women are not abused and exploited. I hope these photos provide some fodder for prayer today.

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