Simple Eyes

Your eye is the lamp of your body - Luke 11:34, NIV We met in Rafiki's training village in Rwanda.  There are ten villages and each one provides living and educational facilities through Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows.    Rafiki means "friend" in Swahili.  The organization befriends orphans and widows in …

Sewing for a Better Future

Seven Wells is "a faith-based development organization raising up a generation who will transform Africa." In 2005, they started a sewing school for mothers.  The women attend Monday to Friday for 9 months with the goal that at the end they have a trade.  About 300 of them have graduated and are now self-sufficient and …

From Self-harm to Self-love

Neeha always wore long sleeves even when it was hot and humid outside because she didn't want anyone, especially her friends to see the ugly cuts on her arms.  She wanted to stop cutting herself but she couldn't seem to.  It started when she became pregnant and told her mother who said, "Unless you get …

Chantrea’s Crusade

"Thanks for doing this interview, Chantrea. It can’t be easy for you." They were sitting by the lake just steps from the organization where the Cambodian woman worked as a social worker. Chantrea smiled slightly. She had sad eyes and although she was in her late thirties, she looked much older which wasn't surprising, considering …

Women’ s History Month

I learned today that March is Women's History Month and it is a celebration of women's contributions to society.  Before Women's History Month, there was Women's History Week, the birth child of the school district of Sonoma, California which participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's …

In the Spotlight

Notes to Women is thrilled to feature In The Spotlight, Julie Marshall, Canadian Spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme. NTW:  Tell us a little bit about yourself.   Julie:  My job involves briefing the media, raising the profile of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the issue of global hunger within Canada, creating and …

GoodWeave

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful - Kailash Satyarthi I was doing research on child labor in South Asia and came across a website for an organization called, GoodWeave.  "GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach …

Margaret Trudeau

How many women can claim to be the wife of one Prime Minister and the mother of another?  On Monday, October 19, 2015, Margaret Trudeau watched as the results came in announcing her son Justin Trudeau as Canada's next Prime Minister.  She watched as her son and his party went from being third in the long race …

Planned Parenthood Videos

I just heard about this video of the undercover exposé of Planned Parenthood's practice of trafficking fetal parts so I watched it and could not believe how callous Deborah Nucatola, the organization's Senior Director of Medical Services was.  She was eating a salad and drinking a glass of wine as she casually talked about extracting the specimens …

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