Plead for the Widows

They still hope when they die, that their son probably will come and light their pyre.  A son who breaks your legs, a son who hits you so hard that your skull breaks, a son who is willing to put cow dung in your mouth - and yet you want the same son to come …

A Story from Cameroon

This story touched my heart. I was moved by this little's girl's faith, courage and big heart. Patricia's Prayer Patricia lives in central Cameroon. She's a lot like other girls. She likes to jump rope and talk with her friends. But in some ways Patricia is different from other children. She has HIV and often …

Rape in South Africa

I barely caught the headline about a South African girl who was raped and badly beaten.  I searched for the story on the Internet and came across some startling information.  Apparently South Africa is known as the "rape capital".  According to Women's groups, a woman is raped every 26 seconds.  The rate of sexual violence …

Women and HIV/AIDS

December 1, 2012 was World AIDS Day.  Different organizations such as Project Have Hope, SOS Children's Villages, One Billion Rising and UNICEF Canada were raising awareness of a disease which has no cure.  Children are orphaned because of AIDS.  According to SOS Children's Village, 33.3 million people live with HIV/AIDS and 3.4 million of those affected …

Education of Women and Girls

Just recently I read that Sir Thomas More placed great importance on the education of women.  Here's an exerpt from his biography on Wikipedia: More took a serious interest in the education of women, an attitude that was highly unusual at the time. Believing women to be just as capable of academic accomplishment as men, …

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