Could the secret society perpetuating the harmful practiceof female genital cutting in Sierra Leone transform into a positive force for female agency and sisterhood? Mariama Kandeh imagines the possibilities.
Arrested during December's anti-flogging demonstrations in Sudan, Nagla Seed Ahmed and 49 other detained protesters recorded footage from within the jail walls—despite authorities' attempts to confiscate their cameras.
"I hope that someday, the family—so highly esteemed in our social structures—will protect women and young girls, and stop apologizing for men when they have wronged women." —Lilian Lindani Mwaita Cirambadare
As a child growing up in Northern Ireland, Aoife faced both the pain of living in a conflict zone and the pain of being sexually abused at the hands of her father. She has found solace and healing in the art of meditation.
Having spent her girlhood in long lines at the water pump, Zambian Voices of Our Future Correspondent, Dando Mweetwa , knows first hand what must be done in a country where only 58% of the population has access to drinkable water.
The day the rebels seized the large town of Goma, threatening to ignite more bloodshed and misery in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, I couldn’t stop pacing and shaking. Although I have no relatives there, my sisters…