Category Archives: Human Rights

Young men who rape are not “promising” or “successful” – Young men who rape are rapists.

I live in a country that has recently been the headline of international news because of the horrific and tragic case of a young woman being raped in a bus and losing her life as a result of the injuries … Continue reading

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Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

When it comes to garnishing global action and doing whatever we collectively can to fight preventable causes of child deaths, such as diseases like polio and malaria, nobody argues against it. Everyone agrees that as societies, governments and individuals, we … Continue reading

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What the F*** is Wrong With Us?

There are days when I feel very optimistic about this world we live in. I know there are endless numbers of individuals, collectives, civil society groups, organizations, companies, agencies and movements out there, working as hard as they can to … Continue reading

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I cannot vote in the United States Presidential Election – but if you can, you should. Here’s Why.

I am passionate about human rights and civil liberties. I think all citizens of each and every country should have the ability to choose their government, choose their leaders, and choose their president. I think every voice and vote should … Continue reading

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It’s about more than Money, Mr. Romney.

Boy, I would not want to be in Romney’s shoes right now. It seems every time he opens his mouth, what comes out is better campaign material for Obama than anything his own people could ever come up with (no … Continue reading

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The day X-Factor made me cry – and why it should make you cry too.

I am a few days behind the masses in acknowledging a spine-chilling, gut-wrenching performance of a 19-year old Jillian Jensen on X-Factor, which aired in the US on Wednesday night, and here in India on Friday. Jillian came on stage … Continue reading

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We Need to Remember More.

9/11 was, and is, a collective grief. Thousands of people lost loved ones on that day, and tens and hundreds of millions felt that loss, grief, pain, anger and fear in their bones and cells around the world. It was … Continue reading

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To be a Woman in this World

I am a lucky girl. I’ve had the opportunity to travel and live in several places in the world, and experience different cultures, meet new people, and expand my world views by pushing my personal boundaries further. During these travels … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Manifesto

I was born a girl, but before I was a girl, I was a human being, equal in rights and dignity to all other human beings on this planet. I was born with the right to life, liberty, and freedom … Continue reading

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Komen’s Cur(s)e for Women.

Yesterday, I was sitting in my living room cursing out loud as I was reading a New York Times Op-Ed about women who get fired from their jobs due to being pregnant. In her article, “Pregnant and Pushed out of … Continue reading

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