Oppression and persecution can take many forms. At its core, oppression is malicious or unjust treatment or exercise of power, often through government, military or social constructs or ideology. The expression of this type of oppression can be varied, including, but not limited to: socioeconomic, gender-based, political, and religious.
Venture partners with organizations and leaders that are committed to standing up against the injustices against the most vulnerable in Southeast Asia, including the unequal treatment of women, ethnic minorities, as well as persecution against the christians, church planting and the spreading of the gospel.
Women and girls are systematically disadvantaged in the regions we serve. Discriminatory practices begin before birth and affect every aspect of a child’s future.
Over 260 million Christians world-wide are living in places where they experience high levels of persecution.
The UN stated that actions by governing powers in one of the countries where we serve, were, “undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law”.
Source: unicef.org, opdendoorusa.org, hrv.org