Monday, March 9, 2009
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.