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Women’s Day revisited

  I grew up in a country where 'women's day' was marked by presents, chocolate, flowers and dining out. Women would get together and make restaurant reservations or attend female-only house parties. I couldn't wait to become a woman, too so I could take part…
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Don’t be just another bystander

I recently read the story of Kitty Genovese, an American woman who was stabbed to death outside her apartment building in Kew Gardens, New York, on March 13, 1964. The story became quite big after it was reported that at least 38 people heard/saw/knew of the…
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Domestic Abuse – Why she stayed

For people who were lucky enough to not have been the victims of physical, emotional or mental abuse, the concept of ‘why I stayed’ seems impossible. They find it very hard to sympathize with those women; they wonder how can someone stay in a relationship where…
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Women should be celebrated every day

I was reading some posts this morning in various abuse/domestic violence groups. Desperation, sadness and so much anger filled my heart. Young, beautiful women wasting the best years of their lives putting up with 'men', (or excuses of men), who abuse then in any manner. Women…

My abuser hasn’t won

"I met my abuser when I was 21 years old. I was young, happy, energetic, very sociable, a University student and full of thirst for life. No abuse story begins by being abusive - this is what many people get wrong when asking why did…