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Children of the New Generation

Posted December 24, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The other day, I was watching a segment on the program NBC Nightly News in which a journalist was speaking with young Syrian children. I was astonished for two reasons: first, they spoke English at a higher caliber than most natives of my own country and carried themselves with such poise greatly unexpected from children of their age; second, they spoke of the war and the concept of death as if it were mundane, something to which they were obligated to acclimatize themselves. It fr...


Empowered communities, collective choices

Posted July 16, 2014 Avatar sonnakadie

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Every delivery of The Somali mother has been agonizing: the third ended in miscarriage and subsequent gynaelogical problems, including a fistula. Her doctor says he is kept busy dealing with complications caused by FGM/C. “FGM puts a strain on the health system.” Because FGM/C is a deeply entrenched social norm, the decision to abandon FGM/C requires a process of social change that enables communities to discuss, reflect and reach consensus. Since change cannot be effectively imposed from th...