When celebrating International Women Day, I think how fortunate I am to have so many rights and liberties. All women in Britain have a right to education, job opportunities, health treatment and the vote, and they can travel, drive vehicles and marry (or not) whoever and whenever they desire. I […]
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There she was, sitting in a sweltering sitting room in Cairo, her scarred face haloed by her Islamic headscarf, her pregnant belly pushing out a bit, her 18-year-old hands resting lightly in her lap. Her name is Ghada, and she is one of the bravest women I have ever met.
During my recent visit to Soroti in Eastern Uganda which is 350 km from Kampala, I was overwhelmed by incidences of child marriage, cases of rape and defilement which are some of the major problems children in this area face. For the one week I spent in the area, helping […]