No justice on earth until there is justice for women

Scan the headlines on any given day and you’re sure to find dozens of stories about girls and women being abused, abducted, raped, beaten and killed. The pervasive oppression of women and girls is humanity’s greatest travesty. Here are just a few links to...

The Mask – a chilling look at the abuse of Afghan girls and women

The greatest travesty of our time is the wholesale abuse and oppression of girls and women. It happens across our planet, in every culture, religion, social and economic class. And it remains mostly unspoken. Afghanistan’s new  TV show, “Niqab”...

Two Aishas: two tragedies, one survivor

***Trigger Warning*** Bibi Aisha: An Afghan woman whose ears and nose were cut off by her abusive husband as punishment for running away – and whose mutilated face was featured on the front of an international magazine – has undergone extensive plastic surgery. Aisha...

Raping mothers for a good cause [Trigger Warning]

First, a few recent posts for context: On human violence No justice on earth until there is justice for women Is there anything more cowardly and despicable than a gang of armed men raping a woman? Gallup polls the scourge of rape in Africa, but it’s not just an...

Child bride horrors last a lifetime

CNN: A prominent Yemeni human rights activist, Amal Albasha, is outraged the practice continues. Her organization, Sisters Arab Forum, tries to intervene on behalf of child brides, to stop the marriages from taking place. Albasha added that nothing will change until...