New Internationalist

International Women’s Day: women hold up half the sky

I hope that no women will ever suffer the trauma and humiliation of being hurt, attacked and violated. I hope that each and every woman in this world will be spared injuries brought upon her by another human being.

I write this because I believe there is no excuse for one person to take another’s life or to deliberately hurt and violate another person.

I write this on International Women’s Day to honour the brave women out there who have been victims, or continue to be victims, at the hands of their perpetrators.

May the world be better for them because, after all, it is their strength and resilience that really hold up half the sky.

Portraits:

Bhutan - photo by RadioFreeBarton under a CC Licence

Madagascar -  photo by babasteve under a CC Licence

Peru - photo by quinet under a CC Licence


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