Thursday, December 27, 2007

Unity, women rule in Kenyan village

Have you heard of these courageous women?

Learn more about Umoja Uaso's Women's Village here and here.

Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto assassinated

June 21, 1953-December 27, 2007

"It was not the life I planned, but it is the life I have. My
husband and children accept and understand that my political responsibilities to
the people of Pakistan come first, as painful as that personally is to all of
us. I would like to be planning my son's move to his first year at college later
this month, but instead I am planning my return to Pakistan and my party's
parliamentary election campaign.

I didn't choose this life. It chose me."
-- Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister, Pakistan,
in a blog post on Huffington Post, prior to her return to her home country.
I am sad for my brothers and sisters in Pakistan today. Watching the turmoil in the streets following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, I couldn't help thinking how difficult it must be to live in constant social and political chaos. Imagine being a child listening to a car explode just outside your door. Imagine being a young woman living in the part of the country now over run with Taliban. I hope that someone strong and brave continues Bhutto's work and takes up the mantle of democracy and freedom. But today, we mourn.


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