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Breaking Stereotypes – Women make up 50% of the Ethiopian Ministerial positions

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, including the job of defence minister.

Explaining his decision in a speech to Parliament, Mr Abiy said women were “less corrupt than men” and would help restore peace and stability.

Ethiopia is now the only African state after Rwanda to have equal gender representation in the cabinet….READ MORE….

 

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 – The Woman Struggle

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Giving it up today for the Nobel Peace Prize winners this year for bringing the struggle of millions of women to the forefront.

For as long as there have been humans, male and female, sexual violence has played a role in every kind of situation. The powerful male has always taken advantage of the ‘weaker’ female. Most of the time, the political or societal power structure either encourages this or at least allows it.

It’s an age old story and as recently evidenced during the Kavanaugh hearings in the United States, there are many people who do not want to talk about it anymore. To them this is not the kind of thing that happens anymore and need no longer be addressed.

But the painful truth is that women are still dealing with this struggle today. Subtly in some societies but awfully blatant in others.

And in this light, I congratulate the two amazing recipients of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize; Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad who were presented with the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist who, at risk of losing his life, stood up for women attacked and raped by armed rebels in his native Democratic Republic of Congo

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Nadia Murad, is an Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist who personally experienced being kidnapped and held as a sex slave by the Islamic State in 2014 at the age of 19. She founded “Nadia’s Initiative“, an organization dedicated to “helping women and children victimized by genocide, mass atrocities and human trafficking to heal and rebuild their lives and communities”.

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Much Respect!

Be Inspired!

 

The Bitter Regrets of a Useless Chinese Daughter

Click here to read a very poignant Op Ed from the New York Times written by Jianan Qian, a fiction write from Shanghai, China.

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Her dilemma is one that women from many cultures are afflicted with, especially as immigrants in countries other than our own.

It is very difficult to care for aging parents from afar, with distance, time difference, the loss of friendships and connections and the burden of new responsibilities in our new home communities and families.