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I HAD A DREAM

Not more than three weeks ago, Martin Luther king(Jr)'s DREAM came true, when Obama was swore in as the first black African-American president. More than 4o years ago martin had a vision that one day blacks in American will be free.
I also have a similar dream not just for black Americans but for every woman who is looking forward to see change and liberty.

A dream that one day, a WOMAN will be free,
FREE from the injustices laid upon her, FREE from abuse, FREE from torture
FREE from poverty, fear , stigma and discrimination.

A dream that one day men all over the world will recognize the importance of a woman, and come to treat her as an equal partner in society,
A dream that a woman will be able to express herself and her views openly without oppositions from men, a dream that will enable a woman be a decision maker and consulted on issues affecting families, a nation, continent and the world at large.

"Let freedom ring.

And when this happens, and when men allow freedom ring—when men let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children—black men and white men, men and women ,Jews and Gentiles—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

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Lisa's picture

chills...

Your writing sends chills through my body! It's with this kind of hope, with these dreams, that I keep going. Thank you.

Dando, you are unstoppable...women are unstoppable!

In sisterhood,

Lisa

JMKELLAM's picture

Beautiful Words

What wonderful things to think and say.

With love,

Jenna

Dando's picture

International women's day

It was a very bright day when hundreds of women matched the streets of Lusaka. the women dressed in beautiful garment sung songs of praise, and caught the attention of men as the passed by them.

International women day was held on the 8th of March and the theme in Zambia was

Dando's picture

International women's day

It was a very bright day when hundreds of women matched the streets of Lusaka. the women dressed in beautiful garment sung songs of praise, and caught the attention of men as the passed by them.

International women day was held on the 8th of March and the theme in Zambia was

Dando's picture

International women's day

It was a very bright day when hundreds of women matched the streets of Lusaka. the women dressed in beautiful garment sung songs of praise, and caught the attention of men as the passed by them.

International women day was held on the 8th of March and the theme in Zambia was Sharing of Equal responsibility between men and women in the context of HIV/AIDS. Hundreds of women assembled to demonstrate to men that they are also capable of doing what a man can do and wanted to work together with men as equal partners in development and health care.

In this Era women can no long be considered as house wives, Dependants on men, but women are also career centered people just like men and work extra hard to put food on the table. Hence there is need to recognize the power and contribution of a woman to social and national development.

In the context of HIV/AIDS, women face the challenge of caring for the sick, in homes and hospital and in certain instances spend time looking for food to feed the family. A woman is always considered to be a care giver but always treated by her male companion's as a doormat and as unequal partner. If a woman can become a doctor, an engineer then there is need for men to take up the challenge of giving care to the sick, we need men also to lift up the burden which has been placed on a female for hundreds of years. At time there are cases when women care for an elderly male patient and it becomes difficulty for her to bath and even feed such a patients but if men can take up such task then care and support will be attained.
when addressing the audience the guest of Honor who happened to be the Zambian republican President stretched out many important issues pertaining to women and said that they will continue campaigning for a fifty percent of women in Parliament. The president also said that men should demonstrate sharing of equal responsibility by cooking Dinner for the family on women day eve.

And how did you commemorate your international women"s day?

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