Thursday, April 05, 2007

blog against sexual violence - women around the globe

i noticed this gridblog at dry bones dance (she has a MUST read article for every parent/youth pastor/church worker) today and have recently been reading so many articles and news reports about women globally, i thought maybe i would draw some attention to these to remind us that we are not alone in kicking at the darkness.

global issues facing women are making the news - and it seems like something is breaking - real attention is beginning to be drawn to women's issues - keep shining the light:

first steps...

BBC NEWS | Africa | Ugandan adultery law 'too sexist'

one down, how many more to go?

Female genital mutilation banned in Eritrea - health - 05 April 2007 - New Scientist

from tammy jo and the CBE scroll:

nicholas kristof has a moving article exposing some of the ugly underbelly of what continues to happen in pakistan and how wives and women are treated:

Sanctuary for Sex Slaves

that coupled with the firing of the chief justice of pakistan, one who was working toward the betterment of the backwards laws and righting the corruption of the police department makes things desperate indeed.

ANAA's president Dr Amna Buttar met the suspended Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry

as a survivor of sexual violence i know the damage that one moment in time can have on a person - please be aware of what is happening in your area of influence - is there a young girl who has no light in her eyes? is there a woman at work who just seems to be more accident prone than the rest of us? where can you shine the light today?


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