Fearless Voices: speaking up for peace, equality and justice in the DRC is a report on sexual violence and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the report we share the words of courageous women and girls who have survived violence. Fearless Voices calls for an end to systemic rape and violence perpetrated against women and girls within a culture of impunity.
When visitors enter the Jamberoo Abbey church, located in southern New South Wales, the first thing to strike them is the stunning backdrop of full-length glass windows behind the altar and tabernacle, bringing the beauty of God’s creation right into the heart of the church and allowing all who worship there to turn their prayer outward, for the world. The impact of the windows is no accident, according to the Abbey’s guest mistress, Sister Therese, but is an integral part of the church’s original design. “We are Benedictines and our work is to pray, so we pray for the world,” she says.
After I finished my confession and walked out, I couldn’t stop thinking about this woman and why she wept. I couldn’t stop thinking about what her confession meant to her.
Because of the influence of 100 Christian schools, including 20 Catholic schools, as many young women as young men are now graduating from high school in Nepal. “In traditional Hindu societies like Nepal's, girls tend to be denied the opportunity to learn how to read and write,” a local educational expert said in an interview with AsiaNews. “Families prefer early marriage, sometimes even before the girls are fully developed physically.”
I greet you all most cordially, women throughout the world!
To mark this year's International Women's Day, NITV has put together a list of 20 trailblazing Indigenous women who have changed Australia.
There's nothing wrong with celebrating pretty dresses on Oscar night — so long as reporters take care to celebrate the women wearing them too. That's the thinking behind #AskHerMore, an empowering hashtag that has taken Twitter by storm in the lead-up to Sunday's Academy Awards and sparked an invaluable conversation about red carpet sexism.
Valentine’s Day plans do not typically include domestic abuse. Yet thousands of couples are already pre-purchasing their movie tickets for “50 Shades of Grey,” a film which many critics are saying romanticises and attempts to normalise violence against women.
My scars and changed self serve as a reminder of the Great Love that sacrificed His own body. Who bore His own scars. Whose body was broken that we might have life. I suppose great love always requires sacrifice. But if His love has taught me anything, it is that the sacrifice is always worth the gain.
We asked four women to participate in a Photoshop experiment. Their reactions to the results will surprise you.
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