Check out this creative way to explain a very disturbing issue. Female Genital Mutilation must be brought out of the shadows and into the discussion of development, aid and the justice system. We must protect girls from this horrific and brutal practice, be outraged!
Via Strong Women Strong World
On March 15th 2014, WGEF client Amony Evelyn, petitioned the Ugandan Parliament for intervention and support for war affected women and girls in the Acholi sub region. Here is a passage from the petition she read to Parliament members:
“Madam Speaker, we as Women’s Advocacy Network are not sitting down and wallowing in our pain and misery, but rather doing our part in small ways to alleviate the challenges we are facing. We continue hold dialogues in our communities aimed at reconciliation, fighting stigma and reintegration.”
World Water Day - Water is a human right! It was a startling revelation when traveling and working in Africa - I could get any Coke (or bottled water) product but no clean water was available…Neoliberal policies have created a world where water is an elitist commodity; the privatization of water, the lack of infrastructure, the bottled water industry that makes billions of dollars whereby only those that can afford to pay have access to clean water. Citizens must lobby their governments to provide basic human services, access to national water systems, and governments must demand multinational corporations that make billions of dollars off peddling non-nutritional, obesity causing products, provide funding and partnerships to create and build national water systems. The World Bank should provide grants to governments to build and support water infrastructure projects, not only creating life saving access to clean water, but jobs and dignity.
Celebrating International Day of Happiness - from Gulu Uganda