Today, I was shocked to learn about female sugarcane cutters removing their wombs and was curious to find out why. A report by the Hindu Business Line revealed that seasonal migrant women workers have no other choice but to resort to hysterectomies so that they don’t have to take time off from cutting cane during… Read More India’s Female Sugarcane Cutters
Today marks the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day is geared towards helping us to understand the challenges people with disabilities face and to support their dignity, rights and well-being in our communities, workplaces, institutions of learning, etc. This year’s theme is: “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive,… Read More Against All Odds
It’s Thanksgiving. What do I got to be thankful for? Another year of abuse from a man who’s no good? Should I be thankful that I lost another baby cause he knocked me about and that child going to see its father beat its mother like other kids do? Should I be thankful I’m still… Read More Thankful…For What?
As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. A friend of mine emailed this video presentation which I thought I should share. It is two hours long but very informative.
Did you know that most children in orphanages aren’t really orphans? According to research done by Research by UNICEF up to 75% of children kept in orphanages in Cambodia and Nepal are not even orphans. Many of the children come from poor rural families and are trafficked into orphanages because their parents feel this will give… Read More Orphanage Tourism
When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight – IPS News Today is International Day of the Girl Child and this year’s theme is “Digital generation. Our generation”. What is the digital generation? It is those who were born into or raised in the digital era. They have wide-spread… Read More The Digital Generation
Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This holiday was proposed in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which under Action 80 called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, to establish a statutory holiday “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration… Read More Canada’s New National Holiday
I’m a single father because my wife, Keisha died in hospital. This shouldn’t have happened. Keisha should still be alive and here with our son, Byron and me. Shortly after Keisha gave birth to Byron, I noticed that the fluid in her Foley catheter, the thin tube inserted in patients to drain urine was tinged… Read More Malcolm’s Story
My name is Abebi and I’m from Bauchi, Nigeria. I love school. I love learning new things. I want to become a teacher because we need more female teachers here in our schools. More female teachers will encourage girls to remain in school. I think girls will relate better to female teachers and feel more… Read More Abebi’s Dream
I screamed but no one heard me. They couldn’t. My screams were silent–inside. I screamed because my husband dragged me across the floor over to the bed where he raped me. He had raped me before. The first time he did, I got pregnant but miscarried. When I told my parents about the first rape,… Read More No Longer Amish