Introducing myself and my journal: My Story

Posted February 9, 2009 from Botswana

About Me:Iam a 36 year old mother to an arthrogrypotic child who is 6 years. Am a lawyer by profession and currently work for Ombudsman in Botswana since November 2008. Have been working as an attorney for disdavantaged women and children from 2001-2006 providing free legal services and court representation to them. Was legal advisor for disadvantaged group 2006-2008 November offering free legal services in a human rights organization but above all I have had my own share of challenges as a single mother of a child living with multiple disabilities in an african context and these are the real life stories I would like to share with the group. I look foward to being a member.

My Passions:Advocating for the rights of the disadvantaged and domestic violence survivors

My Challenges:having my son accepted as part of the community

My Vision for the Future: A society that is compassionate and non discriminatory

My Areas of Expertise:human rights , gender based violence, disabilty

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Jade Frank
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009

Hi Liba,

It's great to have an enthusiastic voice from Botswana! The work that you do in providing free legal service for disadvantaged women and children is so inspiring!

You mentioned that you are interested in sharing your stories with the group. Our ears are open! I think that you will find the PulseWire community to be supportive, embracing and responsive.

You might consider joining the Disabilities International Group

Cheers and welcome!

Warm regards, Jade

Mar 10, 2009
Mar 10, 2009

Thanks Jade for the comment and the suggestion. I will put a photo as soon as I can scan one.

I wrote an article entitled my story in March 2006. It contained my raw thoughts then. I never edited the article then and I have never opened it since then(about 3 years back). Its very raw and I have never shared it with anyone. I wanted to share it as it is with this group but iam failing to attach the document. Any ideas how i can do this?