Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace prize in 2011, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” She also led a women’s movement in Liberia that helped to end the Civil War in 2003, dealing raising her children and dealing with her own challenges.
I think she has the right idea in about unlocking the potential of women across the world, and that scares the bejeebers out of the men in power — and they are right to be afraid. Any man with sense knows that if you piss us off, we will eventually forgive, but we will never forget.
We are pissed.
UNICEF describes that gender equality “means that women and men, and girls and boys, enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections. It does not require that girls and boys, or women and men, be the same, or that they be treated exactly alike.”
This statement is quite reasonable to me, but the powers that be don’t agree. I know we women are up for this fight, and we will finish it because we are so over this “war on women,” no matter what part of the world it’s taking place.
Men? You have wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and daughters — are you with us? You know we won’t forget if you’re not. 🙂
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