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#WCY2014 From Africa: on gender equality, rape, change and more

Hello. Your name is?  Hudu Adam, from Ghana, that’s in West Africa. Hello Hudu, good to meet you. What do you do? I’m a senior sales clerk, and I am also the secretary of a group called Hamdallah, which means Praise be to God. I’m here for the gender equality session. Why are you here for the gender equality session? Back then, in our place, women are always crying. They… Read More »#WCY2014 From Africa: on gender equality, rape, change and more

#WCY2014: Day One – the opening ceremony

The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can. I can’t help but wonder if Tolkien ever made the journey from Colombo to Hambantota, because this is precisely what it feels like. Hambantota, for those who are unaware, is down at the southern end of Sri Lanka, quite near the edge… Read More »#WCY2014: Day One – the opening ceremony