I WASN’T BORN yet when I became a refugee for the first time. A man ran into our home while I was still in the womb, to tell my mother that her son had been killed trying to secure food. He warned her to flee to a displaced persons’ camp. My mother refused and was still holding my baby sister when men stormed our home. They shot and killed my sister, who was still an infant.
Maya Angelou scrawled across generations through I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Rest empowered to all the stories that were unbearable never finished.
Price of Silence in cooperation with Cathartist and Daughters of Eve are combing efforts in support of Somali human rights activist Sainab Abdi's efforts to provide emergency humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees arriving in Greece. The focus of this, Sainab Abdi's third run, is the increasingly vulnerable populace of refugees who have no shelter. We … Continue reading Action Syrian Refugees In Thessaloniki
Celebrations at the popular Kampala LGBTQIA+ and GQNB night club, Venom, prefacing the approaching weekend's Pride marches ended tonight in bloodshed and mass arrests. A party in celebration of identities and bodies alive in the rhythm of defiance of Uganda's brutal anti-homosexuality codes and norms ended when military police barreled through the club's front door carrying … Continue reading Urgent Action: Uganda Miss & Mr. Pride LGBTQ Celebration Marred by Police Violence
We must undermine the very essence of the madness of misogyny and dismantle patriarchy everywhere not to define history for all mankind, but to redefine mankind for the history of all humanity.
What happened on New Year’s Eve in Cologne Germany was a human rights scandal. To date, 497 women have filed complaints, 381 are sexual offenses some filing in tandem. Today there has been three arrests – one 26-year-old man for sexual violence and theft, and two more men for theft arrests. According to journalists a … Continue reading Sexual Violence Cases In Germany Reveal How Misogyny Dictates Our Response To Rape
“Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.” ― Arundhati Roy
“I want to study further and become a teacher…” -Santadevi Meghwal Santadevi Meghwal belongs to the state of Rajasthan in India and she became a child bride at the age of 11 months. Child marriages deny girl children many basic rights and they are left vulnerable due to possible abuse, violence and exploitation of all … Continue reading ‘Picture’ yourself ending Child Marriage
In this piece we are unlocking the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act which failed Santadevi in preserving her fundamental rights and left her no option but to fight. The Law & Child Marriage in India Child Marriage is a violation of human rights. According to UNICEF, it represents perhaps the most prevalent … Continue reading #FreeSantadevi: The Law & Child Marriage in India
Interwoven into our performance of Blurred Lines of Justice is a narrative inspired by the courage of acid attack survivor Laxmi from New Delhi, India. Bringing to life the potential paused by violence, the courage of women recovering and the hope ignited in the potential of the future scripted in the incorporation of acid attack survivors … Continue reading Vitriolage: #StopAcidAttacks