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The pain of rape doesn’t stop once the rape is over: not even close....

I was so ashamed to tell anyone; when I did, no one believed me because I never told the police.


I feel very angry...very upset. Not, just because the innocent Delhi girl was raped and murdered....

India has been a culture, where sex and sexuality have traditionally been revered. With change in time, however, we tend to have become a sex obsessed culture, where the 'self' defence and gratification of animal desires is the best example of the globalised or free-market ideology.


We should raise awareness on the issue of rape because many more women are raped and abused without anyone knowing. They are scared to talk because of the taboo that is tied around the topic. Violence has no place in a 21st century world. ... Violence is violence irrespective of who commits it or who it is committed unto.


As the Delhi rape victim dies in Singapore, Pakistanis continue to struggle with understanding that sexual violence is one of the major tools of oppression against women in general and minorities in particular...


"If women would continue obeying their husbands like the past, they would not face violence,” - a 23 year old student at Kabul University commented on the picture of a group of women protesting violence against women...


I began understanding the way things work around me. I also realized that my dreams scare people...

A woman is not supposed to be this bold. A woman has to listen and not talk. Women are not supposed to be more educated than men. If a man hits you then, you must have provoked him.


"Even if their bombs and suicide attacks are louder than our resilience and get more press than our voices, I know they will fade out, but our voice will continue to echo in the mountains of our homeland, in the poetry of our grandchildren, and in the blood of every oppressed being and people before and after us..."  writes Noorjahan Akbar


Unbeknownst to her, this young girl was betrothed without her knowing....

She ran away and went with a friend to Lagos, where she was introduced to her “brother”, who gave her a place to stay. First, the "brother" was nice to her and gave her wonderful things...


"I will come out of the home every day and walk bravely down the streets of my city, not because I need to, but because I can and neither your harassment or sexual assault nor an oppressive government will ever be able to take that ability from me again..." writes Noorjahan Akbar


Savita Halappanavar touched the hearts of every woman, man and child worldwide from the moment she died...

“Siuil, siuil, siuil a ruin, Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin, Siuil go doras agus ealaigh liom, Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan”.


"I wish there are counsellors even in primary schools in Nigeria for kids...

I tell my story today because I want to be free. I am hoping it would bless someone out there and that the person would know she or he is not alone."


The film’s power lies in the very simplicity of its message: that the struggle for civil rights in Uganda is not a matter of deciding whether you support Europe, or Africa, or even whether you support conservatism and tradition, or liberalism. It is simply a question of whether you support love between human beings - writes Louise McCudden.