Fresh Paint
Monday, March 08, 2004
Today is International Women's Day
Yes, it's a little known fact that March 8th is International Women's Day. Take the time to contribute to Amnesty International, a group working to protect the rights of women (and men too) all around the world.

And ponder this story (one of few I could find actually about women on this day):

For More Afghan Women, Immolation Is Escape
JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Waiflike, draped in a pale blue veil, Madina, 20, sits on her hospital bed, bandages covering the terrible, raw burns on her neck and chest. Her hands tremble. She picks nervously at the soles of her feet and confesses that three months earlier she set herself on fire with kerosene.

It goes on.

--- Back to Main Page ---

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Site Meter