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There is a debate going on about abortion and many have mixed views about it. I do believe that each child that is conceived should be given the chance to experience life. However in certain circumstances such as rape and incest I believe women should have the right to choose what to do. We don’t know the mental and emotional well being of women caught up in these situations. Therefore no one should have the right to make that decision for them. What are your thoughts on this issue?
There is nothing more powerful than a woman who knows her worth
and is determined not to accept less than she deserves.
It is Important for every woman to understand herself, what she wants firm life and pursue her dream. Too often women stay trapped in bad relationship because they do not thunk they are good enough and deserve better.
It is important for us as women to have enough courage to stand up for ourselves. This is a time for change, a time for us to stop accepting less than we deserve. We must stop mistaking abuse for love, and stop making excuses to cover up for an abusive partner. It is better to be alone and happy then to be in a relationship and constantly live in pain and fear.
You are strong
You are important
You are beautiful
You are worthy of love
Smile and be proud
Because You are the
mother of the nation
Every living person
in the universe came
forth from the womb
of a woman
This Week’s Woman of the Week is:
Malala was born in Pakistan on July 12, 1997. She is a human rights activist who is well known for standing up for the education of women in her country where at times the Taliban banned girls from attending school.
At the young age of 11-12 she wrote a blog anonymously for the BBC detailing her life during the Taliban occupation of Swat. She rose in prominence and gave interviews in print media and on television. She was nominated for the International Children Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and was also the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize.
On October 9, 2012 Malala was wounded in a murder attempt by the Taliban. She was left unconscious and in a critical condition at the Rawalpindi Institite of Cardiology. Her condition improved enough for her to be sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. The murder attempt brought her an outpouring of international support. Malala is presently a prominent education activist. In April 2017 she was awarded honorary canadian citizenship and became the youngest person to address House of Commons of Canada.
This week we salute this brave young woman who has become an inspiration to women in all walks of life.
Starting Today Monday July 10, I am going to feature a Woman of the Week, every week. They will be women in history as well as present day women who have impacted significantly on society and in some cases the world.
Our Woman of the Week is: Susan B Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906)
Susan B Anthony was an American Human Rights Activists. In an era when women had no voice, she fought for the rights of women. In 1852 she along with a colleague founded the New York Women’s State Temperance Society, after she was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was a woman.
Susan was a strong supporter for the abolition of slavery and campaigned for equal rights for people of color. She was a leading figure in the women’s voting rights movement. In 1872 she was arrested for voting in an election. She was convicted but refused to pay the fine. Sadly Susan died before women were allowed the right to vote.
The fight for the rights of women has been an uphill battle. Let us salute this iconic woman who helped to pave the way.