A Dream from the Future

  A DREAM FROM THE FUTURE Suhad Salih Abubakar   I can hear the drums of destruction! I can sense the touch of solitude! I can feel the eminent danger! I can see the drawing nigh of a dark cloud, Circling and dancing around our efforts. Yes! It gazes pitiless at our solidarity. It mocks…

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The ‘Every Woman’ Me

THE ‘EVERY WOMAN’ ME Angelica Naa Fofo Djanie I am an every woman, Yes! I am the wise and intelligent every woman. If you think I’m illiterate and thus I’m ignorant, Then you will be disappointed because; Through my encounter and interaction with knowledge and wisdom, I keenly observe and get well acquainted, In a…

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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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