The Crime is Being Raped

As I sit here writing this post, I am saying to myself, “this is unbelievable.” But the greatest tragedy in all of this is that it’s not only believable but it is also the reality of countless women around the world. In Libya I am past the point of trying to understand the government’s motives […]

Weekly Wrap Up: March 27, 2011

Men Taking Action At a small college in Dallas, Pennsylvania, college men are taking a stand against violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Well, technically they took a walk. Thirty male students of Misericordia University adorned themselves with high heels and participated in a new event called “Walk a Mile in Her […]

Weekly Wrap Up: March 13, 2011

New Media Revolutionizing Human Rights As the advancements in technology continues its sprint into the future, more organizations are bringing its benefits to the developing world. There are countless ways that technology can assist with human rights violations, but one organization, Witness, this week unleashed their “Cameras Everywhere” initiative designed to do just that. “More […]

My Inspiration: A Powerful Woman

In my last post I asked for you to tell me who inspired you – thanks for your comments and tweets! I also promised to tell the story of a woman who inspires me. The CARE Conference is invigorating on so many levels and hearing the stories of women who have overcome monumental barriers is […]

Who Inspires You?

On this International Women’s Day, I want to know who inspires you? One of my law professors said recently in a lecture, “no rights are worth it unless you are safe when you exercise them.” Though this was on an unrelated topic, the universal veracity of the statement touched me deeply. IWD 2011 March 8th […]