International Women’s Day

From the folks at Enough!, Five women to celebrate:

Betty Bigombe

Betty Bigombe: The ‘Mother’ of Uganda’s Acholi

In a world where war is considered a male domain, Ugandan cabinet minister and Member of Parliament Betty Bigombe has broken the mold. In 1993, Bigombe initiated peace talks between LRA leader Joseph Kony and the Ugandan government, and she continues to advocate tirelessly for survivors of LRA violence.

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Busseina: Refugee, Student, Teacher, Inspiration

Busseina, 18, is a smart student with a bubbly personality and a fierce determination to break barriers. She is also a Darfuri refugee living in Djabal camp in eastern Chad. Busseina teaches at her former primary school, while continuing her own studies. She dreams of becoming a doctor.

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Denise Siwatula

Denise Siwatula: Representing Rape Survivors in Eastern Congo

Denise Siwatula—one of the few women who has graduated from law school in eastern Congo—dedicates her life to helping Congolese rape survivors seek justice. Despite serious challenges, Denise goes to work every day with a smile on her face and a strong conviction in her heart.

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Lucy Shama: Why We Must Work to Empower the Women of Sudan

Lucy Shama, who is originally from Sudan but now resides in the U.S., has quietly become the leading voice for women in Blue Nile. She serves as the leader for the Blue Nile Women’s Group and shares the concerns of local women who are in urgent need of education and empowerment.

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Mother and Zainab

Khadija: Somalia’s Children Caught in the Crossfire

In the midst of one of the worst conflicts on Earth, the voices of women and children have gotten lost in the crossfire. An interview with 14-year-old Khadija and the mother of 2-year-old Zainab offers a glimpse into how the war is impacting the day-to-day lives of women and children in Mogadishu.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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