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Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal image 1
12/18/14

Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal

Boarding the plane from Jakarta, I got my first indication that the Banda Aceh I was returning to wasn’t the same as the one I had left 10 years ago. “Where are you going?” the young flight Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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11/12/14

Social Change and Coffee Spoons

J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as Read More

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7/17/14

That Wife

A young girl in Burundi tells how her mother's marriage at 12 has affected her own life, and how she is determined to stay in school and not become a child bride.

"My name is B, and I’ Read More

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7/14/14

A Husband is the Most Important Diploma

I'm Consolata, and I am 37 years old. I only completed the 6th grade when my parents withdrew me from school. They said, “6 years of education for a girl is enough. The most important diploma Read More