Editor's Note: Our Issue

As the late James Brown melodically and rightfully said, "it's a man's world". Don't forget he also said, "it would be nothing without a woman or a girl". Truth be told, all a woman wants is to remove the "man" in "man's world". We are not striving for a "woman's world", we just want a world, a world of equality. 

So, this month we celebrate. We celebrate the women who contributed to the paradigm shift. We celebrate the women who sacrificed and suffered for change. We celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts. We celebrate the women who refused to accept the concept of a "man's world". This month we celebrate International Women's Day. 

"That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?" - An extract of the speech "Ain't I A Woman" by Sojourner Truth

The content of this issue will highlight the importance of a woman in a "man's world". This is our issue.

"I'm a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no." 
- An excerpt from the book "I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced" by Nujood Ali 


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