Celebrate a woman and the Girl Child

Vivian Emesowum
Posted March 8, 2013 from Nigeria

This year's theme for international women's day celebrated annually on the 8th of March is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women".

Gender Based Violence is an umbella term for any harm perpetrated against a person' will of which women are the most affected. Every day by day, more and more women and girls face these violation without a punishment to the offender. The promise to end gender based violence is a big fight but with a collective voice of women like a bundle of broom the promise will be a reality.

Interestingly, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

This month of March let us celebrate a women, a girl child. Join your voice to others and let made a different. Pray for someone this month, heal a soul with your word, speak peace to someone and to the world. Your prayer can transform the world as it had been done before by Mary, say a word of encouragement to a women either dead or alive.

Remember a woman or a girl today and Celebrate her this year for the change we dream to have in the world and to end gender based voilence.

International Women's Day 2013

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Vivian Emesowum
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 08, 2013

I pray for peace in the heart of women and girls who has been wounded emotionally or physically as a result of war, rape, violence or loss of dear ones that they will find the strength to join other to fight GBV.

Happy 2013 woman's day celebration

William62
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 08, 2013

As I ponder the importance of making forward progress on International Women's Day, my thoughts turn to interviewing Zimbabwean women in 2008. They urged me to tell their stories of having to flee their homes, cross borders into neighboring states to be 'sex workers' along major highways, in order to make enough money to feed their families. They told stories of oppression in their country. They told stories of lack of access to public services in their country. They told stories of lack of stability in their country.

I pray that their lives have been able to improve.

annette419
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 08, 2013

Today, on International Women's Day, I pay tribute to my friend Bernadette, founder and director of small NGO in South Kivu, DRC. Coincidentally, I was able to nominate her for a human rights prize with a looming deadline and submit it on time with only a very few minutes to spare. Regardless of the outcome, Bernadette risks her life every day to serve women who have been raped and otherwise violated in this very volatile region. Human rights are her top priority. Here's to you, Bernadette!

ikirimat
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

My Hero Dr. Miria Matembe, http://worldpulse.com/node/68723

ikirimat
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

My Hero Dr. Miria Matembe, http://worldpulse.com/node/68723