N is for Nadia Murad Basee Taha

 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 14 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Nadia Murad Basee Taha....more

Where are all the Black Babies? Abortion, Eugenics & Genocide

I don't normally address political or controversial issues outside of the parenting arena. My writing centers on connection and communication in parent/child relationships as well as infant, children, and family issues. However, when in my research I discover something that negatively impacts those that I've made it my life's mission to serve, especially someth...more

Why Women Should Remember Rwanda

It was seventeen years ago this week that massive Rwandan genocides were sparked. April 6, 1994 marked the beginning of a three-month massacre. In just a few months, 800,000 people were dead. ...more

will be something to keep an eye on. Even in the United States and other western nations, I ...more

"Books of Conscience" to Read During Genocide Prevention Month

Did you know that six genocides began in the month of April? According to the Genocide Prevention Month's site, the genocide in Bosnia began April 6, in Rwanda April 7, in Cambodia April 17, in Darfur April 19, in Armenia April 24, and the Holocast began April 21st.  ...more

More Evidence That Women Heal The World

So there I was, feeling sorry for myself for having sustained extensive nether-region damage during the birth of my son ten weeks ago AND having the surgery to correct that damage BOTCHED (don't even ask), when I came across this: a Wall Street Journal report from Cindy McCain on the state of things in Rwanda. ...more

I wrote a blog that I posted last week here on blogher about Women's Power and that it will ...more

What Can I Do About Genocide? An Interview with Janessa Goldbeck

One of the world's challenges that disturbs me the most is genocide. Perhaps it is because my generation was raised reading The Diary of Anne Frank and watching dozens of movies about the Holocaust. Over and over we were told, someone should have said something. Someone should have done something. If it happens again, you need to do something. ...more

in solidarity: global day for darfur

On this Global Day for Darfur, Sojourner's Place joins in this CALL TO ACTION TO STOP THE GENOCIDE ...more

Book on Holocaust Wins Pulitzer Prize

Saul Friedlander, a professor of history at UCLA, has won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction work.  The  prize was awarded for his book The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945.  The isRealli blog (the blog of the Israel consulate in New York) has translated an interview with him from the Hebrew Ynet.  Friedlander talks about how his personal biography led him to research the Holocaust, what sources ...more

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

"[Y]ou don't necessarily have to solve a problem. You just have to take the steps that are available to you . I focus on the fact that I don't have to solve it. I just have to do what I can. " --Jerry Fowler, Executive Director of the Save Darfur Coalition, during an interview on the Voices on Genocide Prevention Podcast. ...more

Darfur Documentary on HBO December 6

Thursday, December 6, from 8:00 – 9:45 pm ET/PT, HBO will screen a documentary by Paul Freedman about Darfur, Sand and Sorrow. If you don't have HBO, like me, you can watch a live stream of the full film on the HBO web site December 7-9. George Clooney is the film's narrator and Executive Producer. ...more