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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: PLEASE READ

In Inspiration, News on November 25, 2013 at 8:04 am

Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don’t leave

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In this post are videos to several TED Talks that address abuse issues that women face internationally. Please share this post and if you have any comments I would like to hear them.

Opening discussions about theses issues is critical. Each story could be you, your sister, your mother, grandmother or friend. Violence has touched many, many women’s lives and they may be the only one who knows about it. Sometimes we need to not only think about the stories that we hear but think about the stories we don’t hear.

Maybe a of the women in the United States that is being sold as a sex slave will find a bar of soap that will tell them where they can get help. Maybe she will find shelter and someone who cares. Maybe not. But if we are not talking about it we are saying that these women are unimportant.

One of the  most heartbreaking poems that I have ever read is by a young man who was abused throughout his childhood, Antwone Fisher. We should all cry for every one of the victims of abuse throughout the world maybe that river if tears will lead to change.

Who will cry for the little boy?
By Antwone Fisher

who will cry for the little boy?
Lost and all alone.
Who will cry for the little boy?
Abandoned without his own?

Who will cry for the little boy?
He cried himself to sleep.
Who will cry for the little boy?
He never had for keeps.

Who will cry for the little boy?
He walked the burning sand
Who will cry for the little boy?
The boy inside the man.

Who will cry for the little boy?
Who knows well hurt and pain
Who will cry for the little boy?
He died again and again.

Who will cry for the little boy?
A good boy he tried to be
Who will cry for the little boy?
Who cries inside of me

Please share this post and if you have any comments I would like to hear them.

Sunitha Krishnan: The fight against sex slavery

TEDxColumbus 2011 – Theresa Flores – Find a Voice with Soap

Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

“I wish for a better life. I wish for food for my children. I wish that sexual abuse and exploitation in schools would stop.’ This is the dream of the African girl.” (Leymah Gbowee)”

Turning Pain Into Power: Javier Espinoza at TEDxOrangeCoastWomen

An anthem for the campaign to end violence against women

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