Other parts of South America
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Australia and Southern Pacific
Part of the global Mothers' Union family is the Union of Episcopal Anglican Women of Brazil (UMEAB). Women in Brazil face many challenges in their daily life with high rates of domestic violence, pronounced social class divisions across the country and widespread poverty. Separation and divorce affect many families with many women bringing up children on their own or with support from their mothers. Working with other ecumenical organisations and Christian groups in Brazil, UMEAB aims to actively address these issues and help improve
In neighbouring Uruguay, the “Uruguayan Anglican Women’s group” is also active in reaching out and serving the community. Anglican woman from Urugauy and neighbouring Brazil regularly meet together for bu-national meetings, which are opportunities for sharing fellowship, learning new skills amd discussing important issues. They run at least 12 social outreach projects across the country aiming to improve family life conditions and give people dignity. These projects include a home for AIDS patients and their families; supporting children abandoned by their families or living on the streets; making clothes for children; vocational training for local women to help them earn an income; and running five family centres. In October 2013, 150 people attended a meeting where topics included teamwork, the role of woman in the Church and violence against women.
‘The beating heart of the Amazon’, Suriname is one of South America's smallest countries but yet one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the Americas. After a history of changing colonial leadership between the British and Dutch, Suriname remains a predominantly Dutch speaking country with an estimated population of approximately 490,000, most of whom live on the country's north coast, where the capital Paramaribo is.
The small group of Mothers’ Union members in Suriname meet regularly for prayer and fellowship and are committed to upholding the five objectives of Mothers’ Union. Mothers’ Union was first established in Suriname in 1990 and since then members have been involved in various activities such as Bible Study, visiting the sick and housebound, self-help projects, skills development and capacity building.