Today is the funeral of my beloved wife. I started the day feeling sad about our temporary living apart. Then I visited this article and photo from my son Henri in DRC. I am reminded my problems are small compared to the needs faced by children and adults in every land. Please read Henris' Letter to the Girl Child:
A LETTER TO THE GIRL CHILD
Dear Girl Child,
So many voices have been speaking on your behalf for years. These progressive voices envision a world for you that is free from discrimination based on sex and gender, exploitation of all forms, an environment where gender equality is a given, a place where you can pursue and achieve your dreams without anyone thinking less of you. Unfortunately the world is still unkind to you, as the fight intensifies, the violations against your person also seem to intensify.
Today speak out with confidence; "Our time is now-our rights, our future."
Our commitment to you; We will continue to cheer for you. We will continue to speak out against all harmful practices against you.
We will continue to fight for your cause. We will continue to protect you. This is your time, these rights are yours too, and lets move boldly into the future knowing that one day, what we envision will be a reality for all girls everywhere.
On behalf of Fobeworld
As long as injustices remain, our job here is not yet done.