Hanima’s Story

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com How much longer can I take the abuse? He says he loves me but then, he gets into a rage for no reason and beats me. My body is hurting right now. I don't know how much more of this I can take. Is it my fault for marrying …

Justice for Dalit Women & Girls

"Dalit women's bodies are being used to assert caste supremacy and keep women 'in their place'," Jacqui Hunt, Eurasia Director of women's rights group, Equality Now. According to Equality Now, there is such a thing as intersectional discrimination which makes it more difficult for girls across India and around the world to access justice for …

No Longer Amish

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, …

Trapped

We remain trapped when we allow fear to block our means of escape. She sat in bed in the Inky blackness and the faintest glow of light from around the door warned her that she wasn't alone anymore. He was there. She could hear him moving about now. What was she going to do when …

Justice For All

Jesse was a journalist who had been covering a much publicized rape case. That night, when he and his wife, Jodie were relaxing on the sofa, he said to her, "Today was a day of pandemonium and persuasions." She stared at him. "What do you mean?" "Pandemonium erupted in the courtroom when the verdict was announced." …

Adimu’s Story

My name is Adimu and I live with my grandmother in a local village in Arusha, Tanzania. Two years ago when I was 16, a neighbor raped me. I was on my way home from school. He grabbed me as I was coming across the bridge, dragged me into the bushes and raped me. I …

Chief Atohi

Chief Atohi was a Cherokee warrior. According to Cherokee custom, he married Mary's white mistress, Calista, whom he had captured during an Indian raid. Then, he bought Mary, a black slave to be his wife's domestic servant. Mary was just 14 years old. She was scared and had no idea of what it was like …

The Judge

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God - Romans 13:1, NKJV He was a judge.  I was in trouble.  I had two choices.  Go to jail for shop-lifting or sleep with him. I didn't know what …

Bharat’s Confession

"Sangeeta, we need to talk." "What's wrong, Bharat?" She studied him closely. He looked extremely upset. And it looked like he had been crying but why? "Has something happened to your parents or Chandan or Aesha?" "No. They are all fine. It's something else." She touched his arm. "Tell me what it is." "I saw …

My Co-worker

This week is the first week I'm working from home because of COVID-19.  It's been challenging because I liked going into the office and interacting with my co-workers.  I miss the face to face contact, going for walks, lunch and coffee breaks.  I miss goign for my morning jog or to the gym but I …

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