Monday, March 9, 2009

Women

I was on facebook today, my homescreen popped up and a friend of mine had posted an article about International Women's Day, which is today. I of course did not know that, so I read the article http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iNevZJjf-a2QZEuYlAQBEN0xp8fQ, and it's basically about the plight of the modern woman today. One statistic that really popped out at me was what the UN Secretary General had said, one in five women around the world has been a victim of rape or attempted rape. That number is so incredibly staggering. That, and the 10,000 women who turned up on the streets of Kinshasa, Africa to protest the "massive and savage violence against women and children using them as a weapon of war", has gotten me thinking about the lives of women around the world. There needs to be more done to educate, protect and uplift not just women, but women and men. So I ask you to take a moment and reflect upon the ever changing lives of women around the world and maybe think of a way you could educate the people in your lives so that more awareness is generated over this issue.

7 comments:

Artistic Logic said...

welcome back....
im glad you wrote about this

Cheryl said...

As a woman, I am outraged.

Who are you? ... I'm so lost. I leave for one week, and there are like a billion new people writing on this blog

Constructive Attitude said...

hahaha. cheryl, you're so funny.

this is why you SHOULDNT leave.

snake charmer has been a writer since the beginning of time, but there was a period of time where she was MIA. but now she has returned.

Constructive Attitude said...

p.s. welcome back S.N.

:D

mary evelyn said...

thanks for the article suggestion. very eye opening.

provoking invoking said...

ur such a gandi bachi.. not telling me you're here. calll me



and yes the article is much much needed. may God help us..and God willing we can all play a positive role to help women and innocent people someday..

supreem said...

booya!