Before I came here, I can’t say I was a huge advocate for Women’s Rights. I believed in the cause and felt like it was something I could be passionate about, but did not really know that much besides the occasional stories you read about here and there. Now that I’m in Lesotho working as the program coordinator of our vulnerable women’s program, and just living here experiencing first hand how women are treated, strengthens my passion for women empowerment. It make me sick to hear some of the stories girls have told me, but witnessing their strength to pick themselves up and wanting to make a change is so empowering!
My girl Puky, a Kick4Life coach and committed volunteer to our Women4Women program, was chosen by the UN to represent Lesotho to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for the UN’s campaign UNiTE, to help end violence against women and girls in Africa. Today, reached the summit, Lesotho flag in hand, and stated both her and Kick4Life’s commitment to end violence against women and girls in Lesotho. I'm so proud of her! Just when you think it can’t get any better, she will be the FIRST female from Lesotho to climb Mount Kilimanjaro EVER! Seriously, she’s amazing!
The first step in change is to speak out! So, whether it’s a facebook status, tweet, or just yelling “HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!” in your office (which I totally did this morning btw) it’s spreading the word!!
Peace, Love, and Girl Power! Can you dig it?