Woman

WOMAN Mustapha Dan Saefullah Where art thou world! She bleeds your fame, And screams your name. Amidst the people who are always ready to claim, Ordained as their tame. Yet they feel not your pain, At least not exactly the same. For being a woman is a courtesy of pain, And if the world would…

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The Purest Form of Love

  THE PUREST FORM OF LOVE Sumaya Adams-Attah   You will not know virtue until you know vice. You will not appreciate joy until you know sorrow. You will not appreciate peace until you know war. You will not know a woman until you know a man. You will not appreciate beauty until you know…

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A Girl Has Been Born

   Watch “A Girl Has Been Born”   A Girl Has Been Born Abira Zakariah     The misfortunes began right from the moment my birth was announced! “A girl has been born!” A girl?   I could imagine the look on their faces… “Why not a boy?… A human!”   But is it my…

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Introducing the Poetry In Action for Women and Girls Series

On December 9, 2015, The Carter Center held its first International Human Rights Defenders Forum. The theme was Mobilizing Action for Women and Girls in West Africa. The Center convened a diverse group of human rights defenders, faith-based service and advocacy organizations, religious and traditional leaders, and policymakers in Accra, Ghana to highlight the disastrous effect of oppression…

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Clarion Calls for a Progressive Hinduism

And an Exciting Response – Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus

By Chris Fici, Aminta Kilawan, Sethu Nair, Rohan Narine, and Sunita Viswanath, board members of Sadhana


Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus was created four years ago by a group of New York-based Hindus to “to assert a progressive Hindu voice into the public discourse of our times”. As we began searching for guidance in pursuit of our mission, we discovered a number of quotes from like-minded Hindus:

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Addressing Sexual Exploitation in American Cities

Kathleen Winn, the executive director of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network in Phoenix; Marian Hatcher, the project manager for the Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Program with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago; Pastor Paul Palmer with Out of Darkness in Atlanta; and Peter Qualliotine from the Organization for Prostitution Survivors in Seattle participated in the discussion.…

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