Tag Archives: Africa

No Monsters Here: Why I’m Not Angry About FGM

Tomorrow (Feb 6) is the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Here’s a fact sheet from the World Health Organization about the practice. As I tried to think of what to write—and what hasn’t already been written?—I remembered my time as a volunteer advocate at a rape crisis center in college. I answered a hotline and accompanied survivors during medical and police exams. I also… Read Article →

A mountain stream flows through the jungle in Bhutan.

Exploring the Link Between Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Infection

This week I’ve been listening to lectures from Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India on coursera.org It’s a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) through John Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Some MOOC’s are meh. Not this one. It’s like a podcast series on rocket fuel! Plus they provide lots of links to free articles (at the bottom). The #4 lecture of week… Read Article →

Liebster Award

Officially Accepting the Liebster Award!

I was nominated for a Liebster Award! Yea! What an honor for someone who’s been blogging for just two months. Thank you to Faye at Leap of Faye who nominated me. Faye has a great blog where she writes about parenting, blogging, and finances. I especially appreciate her posts where she writes about her experiences writing for various content brokers. I had a brief and moderately successful stint writing content for… Read Article →