We respect one another, no matter their faith, age, background or gender.
Yes we have been through a war, but that was 20 years ago, and it does not excuse men seeing women as property. It does not mean men do not need consent, and can do whatever they want. We cannot condone such behaviour, or worse, cover it up.
We must stand up against this together. Men and Women to rise up together. It was suggested that there be a 'Special Court' for such cases, so that they do not get stuck in the normal judicial process. There should be a minimum of 15 years if found guilty for rape.
We need the court to defend and act more favourable towards children, and for women to be protected against any form of violence or abuse. Women are not to be controlled but to have equal rights. Now I see that men are questioned or not allowed to bring minors to hotels. We have lawyers who specifically fight rape cases, and a rainbow centre with facilities. headtopics.com
Early marriage, let’s face it, is legalised rape. When girls are married off as young as 11, it is not right, and I know because it happened to me. In 1989/90 my uncle, a religious leader, was given permission to have me as one of his wives, when I was just 10.
A portrait of Fatima Maada Bio. First Lady of Sierra Leone as the wife of the 5th President, Julius... [+]Maada Bio.Tony MorganI was told 'This uncle will now be your husband', and my dress code had to change, my behaviour had to be one of a good or decent girl, and I could not play like the other children because I should not be seen in dirty clothes.
When the war ravaged our country, my parents disappeared, and I was so fortunate that my Aunt took me to the United Kingdom in 1995 and it was there that my eyes opened and I realised what was possible - School, College, University, Acting, Journalism, Broadcasting, namely developing a Voice. Now it is my duty, and that of others to use our voice.
After the war, my parents migrated to The Gambia, and we were reunited there. With my uncle in the distance in Sierra Leone, my family chose a Gambian Man for me, for me to marry, at the age of 25 and I did so to appease him. We had two children, but this was not the future we wanted, and so for 15 years I was single and I was on the morning show on OTV, and I was asked to interview Maada. After we began dating, I wrote to my parents, only this time I was not seeking approval, and no one asked about religion. Maada is Christian, and I am Muslim, and mixed faith families are the norm in Sierra Leone. You respect and are respected. We met in 2012, and were married within a year. Maada Bio, a military ruler, was completing his PhD in Bradford, UK. Upon moving back to Sierra Leone, he chose to run for election, became President Julius Maada Bio, and the rest is history. headtopics.com
Myself, Dr Mandeep Rai and The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio in her office in... [+]Freetown.Tony MorganWe are united when it comes to faith, religion and our values. We visit one another’s places of worship, naming ceremonies, and funerals. We love our neighbour as ourselves. Extending this level of understanding, my message would be – Girls, have a dream, and to believe in that dream. We then need to see if we can work it out together within the community. It’s our turn to listen, collaborate and propel. We must not give up, and I always recall James Newton, who wrote the song, ‘Amazing Grace’, here in Sierra Leone, Banana Island, after being banished from the UK. There was purpose in his story, as there must be purpose and consciousness in ours.Read more: ForbesWomen »
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Jill Biden makes high-stakes campaign appearances for the first time as first ladyJill Biden on Friday afternoon will flex her considerable campaigning muscle for the first time as first lady of the United States when she travels to New Jersey and Virginia. High stakes? joey_drum MikeOkuda JeriLRyan Democrats are America. They uphold the constitution & values that all Americans have fought for over decades. 🖖👍 The stakes are high. Thrilled Jill Biden is coming to Virginia.
First lady Jill Biden will stump in New Jersey, Virginia to help elect Democratic governorsGO JILL! GO BLUE!!!! Maybe President Biden should put her in charge of the border crisis. She seems to want to work more than VP Harris does. Because Joe is sleeping The Presidency off.
First lady Jill Biden will stump in New Jersey, Virginia to help elect Democratic governorsFirst lady Jill Biden is hitting the campaign trail Friday, hoping to help deliver victories for Democrats in two gubernatorial elections. Biden will travel to Virginia and New Jersey to campaign with former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov. Phil Murphy in their respective states. An incumbent Democratic governor hasn't won reelection in New Jersey since the 1970s, but public polling indicates Murphy is better positioned heading into November than McAuliffe. So they tryin to lose lose huh? After all of his a accomplishments this year, who truly believes having Biden’s endorsement is a positive?
‘The Batman’ Director Matt Reeves Shares First Look At Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman Selina KyleDirector Matt Reeves has shared three teasers from his forthcoming film The Batman’, set for a 2022 release and starring Robert Pattinson in the title role. The $100 million budgeted film is …
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First Stream Latin: Randy's Album, Anitta & Saweetie's Collab, Plus More New MusicFirst Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums, and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors. Anitta FAKING LOVE Anita was my favorite🫀✨ _queenofbrazil FakingLove anitta Saweetie