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See her Story, Sense her Story!


I have never found more value in the old saying that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. I will not reduce the value of this picture by writing about what I feel every time I see the picture, because it is not about me, it is about her. I will also not try to write her story, because I do not think there are words that can carry the weight that is her story. Looking at her face, her eyes one can feel her story.



dr edonna's picture

Day of Redemption

It is her story spoken about with a thousand words just from one shot, one look into her life, and it makes me realize that we must continue to fight for the rights of Mothers's and children in order for all to be true to choose their lot in life instead of having it chosen for them, us, you, me, one and all. I am reminded of one of our sisters Samantha who is now being held in prison in Laos for drug possession. She is a British citizen. Since being contained in jail, she has become pregnant, of course by rape. They now want to give her the death penalty, despite the fact that she is pregnant, so it is for her, this mother/child and all other sisters suffering that today, I offer a pray of redemption.

When I received her story in my email in box, I was short of words. From the discussion of a feminist online network, I have discovered more about her. No one really knows about her whereabouts now. This happened 4 years ago, she is now a 14-year-old girl. Her story was published once in the local daily (she is Kenyan) but nothing much was done to help her after that, and here lies another problem. Telling the story s simply not enough, but I agree with Hudson and Dr. Edonna, such stories make us strong and firmer in our struggle as women. There is a lot more that needs to be done; we have only just scratched the surface. Yes there is a lot that has been done so far, but the struggle has to continue.

Warm Regards,

This makes me think of so many others like her!
How can such cruelty exist and what needs to be done to change that
attitude! Where is the world going?

What is she today?

Is anyone helping her out anyhow?

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

The Afrika way's picture

it is sad. There is some

it is sad. There is some follow up, some women have been trying to locate her, but so far she has not been found yet. the picture was taken 4 years back, but her story was not followed up. but there are some women trying now to locate her and find out if she is being taken care of.

I am waiting to get more information then post an update. it is important that such stories are not forgotten once told, the girl child still needs our help.

Warm Regards,

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