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You might not know who Sister Rosemary is, or where she lives, or what she does to make this world a better place, but after watching the new SnagFilms film "Sewing Hope" her message and her story will touch your heart forever.  The film, which mixes first person narration from Forest Whitaker, edgy animation, and compelling stories of hope, uncovers the 25-year reign of terror that the infamous Lord's Resistance Army thrust upon Northern Uganda. Innocent children were kidnapped and brainwashed into being soldiers for Joseph Kony and his army. Read More
  Elections for the European Union will be held this Sunday, May 25th, and polls are predicting that Soraya Post will become the first candidate from the Swedish “Feminist Initiative” party (Fi) to take a seat in the EU parliament.   Soraya Post of the Swedish Feminist Initiative, Image Courtesy of  The Guardian  Fi’s feisty slogan, "Out with the racists, in with the feminists," makes the important point that feminism can be used as a platform for change in all forms of discrimination. Read More
The Ugandan government has proposed a bill that will allow women to be arrested for wearing skirts above their knees in public.  This proposed law, which directly targets women, isn’t entirely new to the Ugandan people. Uganda’s third President, Idi Amin 1971-1979 (who you may remember as depicted in the film The Last King of Scotland), also banned short skirts in a decree during his time in office.  Currently wearing short skirts is not illegal, but culturally it is deemed improper if a woman exposes her knees or shoulders. Read More
Joan Ahimbisibwe and Teddy Namuyiga share separate but similarly inspiring stories. Both women rose from extreme poverty in Uganda and became prosperous beadmakers and entrepreneurs. Teddy's husband left her after she birthed a deaf baby, forcing her to work tirelessly for an insignificant amount of money. Joan also worked at an unsustainable wage, and things only got worse when her husband passed away from the AIDs virus. She learned that this devastating loss meant that she would be "inherited" by her husband's brother, so she fled to Uganda's capital, Kampala. Read More
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