The hate, the differences, the lack of empathy we humans have is incomprehensible beyond belief. We claim to be the most dominant species when we ourselves can barely control our barbaric behavior. And I stand by my opinion of believing that it’s important to be aware of our ways because if we forget we continue, we desensitize ourselves to the innumerable suffering we can cause. I question our behavior just as much as I fight it. I pledge to be one more who will not forget the children, who will keep asking, and keep battling for their youth.
For every stride that is made in the fight for the human rights of women and girls there is so much more that must be done. This is not said to be discouraging but to say that we still have a lot to do and there is a need for people who will dedicate their lives and use their position to fight for the cause.
The masked commander in the video stated that if the Nigerian government does not release their fighters, the girls will never be released. This video evoked some hope in me but also some frustration.
We can’t have an all women parliament” is a remark that has been made countless times across the globe about Rwanda’s government. Being blind to one’s privilege is the most dangerous threat to social progress.
Because the high stress that comes with tending to the most basic body function of a female is actually not okay and compromises the overall psychological make up of women and encourages the separation between us and our bodies. As privileged as I was, and am, I still had to struggle to get what I needed.
Life for the Nigerian woman is hard. Yes I know I said it before. And before you tell me life for everyone is hard, take a breather to bridle your tongue from stating the obvious. No shit Sherlock. It’s like saying “All Lives Matter"
I had the honor of visiting Empire Des Enfants, a boarding reception center for the ‘Talibe’ (homeless children) of Senegal. Anta Mbow established the center in Dakar, Senegal in 2003. The facility shelters and provides for adolescent boys aged 5 through 18. Most of the boys who are brought to the center have been abandoned, homeless, lost or have family critical problems at home.
The healthcare system in Senegal functions almost exclusively through the capital region of Dakar where most of the primary doctor's practice. Asbef is a health clinic for infection, family planning and birth, as well as, maternal, prenatal and postnatal care
Education is a catalyst to reaching one’s full potential.
I do not know what the future holds for my Samburu sisters. I do know that the infiltration and occupation of Africa’s former colonial masters will always result in the downfall of the African continent. Africa’s former colonists are the precursor to much of the internal stress the continent suffers from today.
Female genital mutilation is a prime example of violence against women and is a visible manifestation of the inequalities women face in the areas of the world where this practice is upheld.