I am always amazed by how powerful and brave women are around the world. I like to think of myself as someone who believes in the power of social good and the influence that collective digital voices of mothers can impart upon society, but I do all of this from the comfort of my home and from the security that the developed world provides. There are no military coups here in the United States or child soldiers in our midst. I have enough food to eat. My daughters are not in danger of dying from tropical diseases or have to collect firewood so our family can eat and they in turn cannot go to school. I also have the technological wherewithal to make an impact on a global level through blogging and social media. This is not the case for millions of women around the world.
So many women, particularly those who live in rural areas of developing nations, do not have the access to education and resources to make the difference they want. But time and time again we see that women are resourceful and use what they have to make a difference that is echoed and lauded around the world.
Tonight on Care.org, there will be an online screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, the story of the women – both Christian and Muslim – who stood up against the brutal and bloody regime of ousted president Charles Taylor.
After the screening there will also be a discussion. I hope to see you there.
Watch the trailer of Pray the Devil Back to Hell.