Who is into empowering women all around the world??? 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 Well @the_war_chest_boutique does that every single day. WAR (Women At Risk) partners with women in different countries all around the world to give them opportunities for a successful future. When you buy a product from the WAR Chest Boutique, you are truly a fellow soldier in the fight to set women and children free from exploitation and slavery. I was blessed enough to win their recent giveaway, and when I stepped into their boutique to pick up my winnings, I was BLOWN AWAY. They have a beautiful shop and cafe, in which 90% of the proceeds goes RIGHT BACK to the women who are making the jewelry, clothes, and other goods. Christianne, a WAR boutique employee, told me that they pay these women upfront to make these quality goods- and they pay them as much as an educated school teacher does in their country (which in their standards, definitely lifts them up on the income status). This whole organization is so dedicated to keeping women slavery free, and empowering them in the process. I feel SO encouraged myself. I can't wait to go back and continue to support this organization. My heart feels so full. #womenatrisk#fairtrade#war#warchest#warchestboutique#handmadr#shopwithapurpose#fullheart#encouraged#empowerwomen#uplifting#womensrights#antisextrafficking#endsextrafficking#endslavery
(***i did not create the post in the images, im just forwarding the message***)
I DONT CARE WHO YOU ARE, YOU NEED TO READ THIS
this was incredibly popular when i posted it on my story, so i figured i should post it on my instagram as well since more people see my instagram.
starting the discussion about rape and sexual assault is infinitely important if we want to make our world a safer place, in the streets and at home. too many women (and men, but more often women) have to suffer the lifelong consequences of sexual assault, and more often than not, their perpetrator walks free. we owe it to them and to everyone we care about to educate others about the prevalence of sexual assault.
also, a safety tip for everyone, but particularly those of you who ride the bus or walk around downtown after school: if any creepy guy comes up to you, tries to follow you, gropes you, etc, SCREAM and CRY your head off. it will startle him and create a scene, and generally when attention is drawn to them, the perpetrator will flee. and in the unfortunate event that something happen to you, police will be sure that you were not ok with that guy bothering you, and there will be eyewitnesses to testify on your side.
When I first met my boyfriend a couple years ago someone actually said to him 'how did you bag a virgin!' like I'm some kind of prize fucking trophy and that all the other girls who have slept with numerous partners are complete ruined trash. A woman does not LOSE anything when she has sex. She does not become DEVALUED. If it's something she's enjoying, why should she feel shameful?
Life around #Lugu Lake – high up in the #Himalayas , straddling #China ’s #Yunnan and #Sichuan provinces – has been changing rapidly. Until quite recently, the #Mosuo , a Chinese ethnic minority of around 40,000 people, enjoyed hundreds of years of relative stability in a complex social structure that values #femalepower and decision-making. Most famous among Mosuo traditions is the practice of the “walking marriage”: women may choose and change partners as they wish, and because Mosuo #children stay with their mothers’ families for life, men only visit their female partners by walking to their houses at night.
Today, Mosuo culture is misrepresented – often falsely portrayed as #promiscuous – and exploited as a tourist attraction by the Chinese government. While the financial benefits of the tourism industry may counteract some of the problems caused by increasing poverty, most Mosuo families do not live in the developed area around Lugu Lake, and due to rural flight fewer of them are able to sustain a way of life traditionally centered around large, #matrilineal clans sharing their household income.
An image from @karolinklueppel's report on the #Mosuo people was included in our global #womenmatter campaign in #Horten . The caption of the image: April 2016. Asa Nuja, 69, is from the village of #Shankua . ”I have two daughters and two sons. My daughters married in the Han-Chinese way and do not stay in my house. It was hard to accept their decisions, which are against our culture of the walking marriage.“ Photo: @karolinklueppel
#womencrushwednesday#wcw @preusmuseum @ballaratfoto #BIFB2017#photojournalism#dysturb#worldphotoday#female#resilience#womensrights#norway
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I strongly stand for women rights and truly believe that we can uplift each other. I'm starting a small movement from my home. It is to support every girl who has a dream. Help each other so we can rise above the hate and slut/body shaming that goes on among all of us. Let's begin by getting in touch with all the strong powerful women we know and share some love.
Tag the women that you think deserve all the praise in the world. 🦄💋💍🌈🎖✨
A former FBI officer just reached out to say thanks for raising awareness of #HumanTrafficking on #MothersRest blog to keep girls and women safe!
... Ginny - I was recently made aware of your blog through former colleagues of mine at CIA and FBI -- and the experiences @sharontercha encountered overseas regarding a potential approach by a human trafficker.
As a former FBI Senior Intelligence Officer, I tried numerous times to alert both FBI and CIA management about the overlap between human trafficking and terrorism. Many of our field operators understood the threat to young women studying overseas as well as those being recruited on Facebook by MS-13, unfortunately, federal funding has not been dedicated to offensively targeting these traffickers similar to how we target terrorist organizations.
Having spent many years targeting Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah - specifically Dawood Ibrahim (D-Company in Pakistan), many of these transnational terrorism and organized crime organizations are working together and using proxies to recruit women into human trafficking cells. At the current time, the aforementioned organizations are making billions in profits - more than narcotics and trafficking in arms — abducting/buying/selling of women all around the world. It only gets worse, after the women have been used, many are killed and/or their organs are harvested (uncorroborated reporting) and/or adopt Stockholm syndrome serve the operational needs of the human trafficking cell. For any parent or college advising their children/students to study abroad, I highly recommend that all enroll themselves in classroom/online self defense tactics classes, become vigilant in crime domains for locations you are living and operating in and maintain communications at all times. Everyone traveling abroad - regardless of their employment or status in life - must think like an intelligence officer and protect their welfare.
Best. A concerned parent of two college aged children and a former U.S. Government Intelligence Officer
Just found out and am very excited that 'Red, White, and Broken' has been excepted for the Be the Change Exhibit sponsored by Women4Change at the Indiana Interchurch Gallery on display September 14- October 27. This quilt is a statement about our dividedness (auto corrected perfectly to 'divided mess'!!!!). We are broken but not dead. We will come together. We will rise. We are resilient. We are strong. We are not afraid. We will resist. We will persist. We will not forget. We will may forgive. Good will overcome. Love will win. Glad to have the opportunity to share this message from ❤️ #craftivism#sociallyengagedart#equalrightsforall#womensrights#femaleartists#protestart#artquilt#saqa#modernquilt#textileart#textileartist#indyarts
Nerves shot. Anxiety & panic attacks every day without fail. Battered heart. Battered soul. Every time I think this legal battle can't get any worse, the time keeps dragging on, pulling me further into the depths of despair, panic over the future & a never ending mental exhaustion that impacts every single aspect of my life. I'm not posting this for sympathy, likes or comments. I'm sharing it for awareness. There's a reason why so many women shy away from confronting employers & taking legal action against discrimination, it's brutal, it's complicated & it's soul destroying at times. BUT there are angels out there who want to help & if we don't stand up & fight, the current conditions for women & pregnant women at work / maternity & returning to work will continue to drastically deteriorate. I can't actually count any more how many days I've broken down in the shower & convinced myself I can't fight this anymore. Then I hear a little voice, that giggle, I see his angel eyes when I look up & it hits me hard. All the love, joy & hope in his soul because he doesn't know any different yet. That's what I'm fighting for. That baby innocence of love, wonder & excitement for every minute of life, for every new experience, for every new day. The mornings I wake up & feel like I don't even know who I am anymore, I remind myself that 'I' am my little mans' Mother 'and' I'm still the kick ass business woman, exec PA, artist & the general all round loving oddball I was before all of this. I may be living on dry shampoo & feel like I've lost all aspects of my personality, confidence & 'spark' ... but at the end of each day, I just need to remind myself that I'm genuinely fighting for women empowerment & a better future for all women as well as my little man and I. Courage doesn't always roar, yes it whispers try again tomorrow, but I'm f*cked off with the whispering & politeness ... discrimination at work for women is utter bullsh*t & there is no way in hell on earth that I'm quitting now. 👱🏻♀️🐥❤.
When you're sent a candid and your first thought is:
"Wow, I actually DO look like an adult human sometimes, and not just the high-functioning toddler I feel like on most days."
Followed closely by a second thought (in Buffalo Bill from "Silence of the Lambs" voice):
I'd fuck me.
Please Act Now to Save RohingyasAssalamu alaikum,
Are they getting ready for “final solution”! This week, the Burmese military began a massive troop build-up in Rohingya region, rapidly fanning fears of a major new “Clearance Operation” in Myanmar / Burma. The previous operation starting in October 2016 resulted in the death of 1,000 Rohingya, rape of 52% of all women surveyed by the UN, village burnings and atrocities.
A high level of concern is being expressed not only by Rohingya leaders but by international rights monitors like Yanghee Lee, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Burma.
These troubling developments take place as a Burmese coalition of 20 political parties, led by the former governing military party (USDP), called on their government to declare to the international community that there is “no Rohingya ethnicity” in Burma. There are troubling reports that Buddhist militias are being trained and armed in the Rakhine State.
On the other hand, Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Burma, to block Rohingyas, while India this week announced to expel 40,000 Rohingyas.
Rohingya people are increasingly squeezed between two militaries intent on their erasure and displacement.
URGENT: Please Contact the FollowingUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Department of State, 2201 C Street NW
Washington DC 20520
Main Switchboard 202-647-2663
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH
Canadian Foreign Minister
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland MP:
Twitter: @MinCanadaFA and @cafreeland.Please
UN Human Rights Council
Tel: +41 22 917 9220.
Scot Marciel, US Ambassador to Burma
Call: (95)- (9)-512-4330,
Twitter: @USEmbassyBurma, and@scot_a_marciel