Showing posts from December, 2012


We go about our lives assured everything is alright, everyone is as they seem and no one would possibly want to harm us. Why would they want to harm us? After all, we are good people.

Indeed, that is the way the world should be but it is not quite so. There people out there ready to plunder others for self- benefit. Awareness on key issues is principal in keeping yourself safe as well as those you love therefore let us examine the people and motives and results of modern day slavery called Human Trafficking.

There is a broad aspect when it comes to describing Human Trafficking. Simply put it is illegal trade in which humans are made to do inhumane work or work conditions for the benefit of illegal perpetrators. This description could fall short of many aspects of trafficking. The United Nations puts it this way;

(a) 'Trafficking in persons' shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or u…


Mothers are a key female figure in the life of most girls. This also refers to the women who may not be a biological parent but play a key role in the life of a young girl; this could be a grandmother, aunt, teacher, stepmother, family friend, or just any responsible adult woman, maybe even a big female celebrity.

Young girls mirror who they see around them, so it should be no surprise if they behave just like the female adults they're influenced by.

But how exactly do mothers influence their daughters?
Mothers impact their daughters self image and even femininity from the onset of menstruation. Some mothers "cross-mentor" each others daughters.Mother-Daughter relationships can affect communication between life mates and female peersBiological mothers menopause can have effect on daughters fertilityMothers teach life, not through words but by what she does.Et cetera.
The above list just proves how a mother impacts their daughters life in the short and long term. However,…


These are the outcome conclusion of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014 that took place in Bali Indonesia on 3 - 6th December 2012.

The outcome encouraged the government to;

Protect young peoples rights as Human Rights.To stop violence against women.To stop gender based violence.To stop bad traditional practices.Access to family planning.Encourage safe and legal abortion.
Read the clip unedited version on sexual below according to the ICPD Outcome statement with the full version that includes many other outcomes available on the Global Youth Forum;

Sexual rights
Governments must fund and develop, in equal partnership with young people and health care providers, policies, laws, and programs that recognize, promote, and protect young peoples’ sexual rights as human rights. This must be developed in accordance with the principles of human rights, non-discrimination, respect, equality and inclusivity, with a gendered, multicultural and secular approach.*

8 Steps to Starting A New Life

Written by Kamesha Gordon

Life is a gift! The chance to pull fresh air into our lungs daily, feel the sun shining on our faces, meet new people, and pursue our goals, are undeniable blessings. But there are many circumstances that can cause us to view our lives, as curses! It is easy to fall into despair—easy to believe that our painful experiences or existence, are all that life has to offer. Sometimes, our suffering is a product of being victimized by others. At other times, our trials are the result of our own poor decision making. Let’s be honest—it happens.  But either way, we are not bound to the life we lived in the past or even the life we live presently. We can obtain a new life, as long as our hearts continue to beat! We can escape physical places of bondage, as well as prisons of the mind!  We can love our life, be proud of the work we do, and look toward the future with-- not only a hopeful heart-- but with an excited spirit!
The first step is believing—believing in yourself a…

What if Its a Relative?

How do we handle crime at the hands of a relative, someone we know so well, someone who we interact with and at some point even adored?

Regardless of whether the crime is commited to you or another family member or even a complete stranger. It is always highly disturbing to know that we know the criminal and he is within our borders.

The truth of the matter is, if we do not report any crime commited, whether by someone we know or someone we do not know we increase the chance of that crime being commited again on another person and therefore take sides with the criminal even though we may be victims ourselves.

That we know the criminal personal puts us in a confusing situation of whether to tell or not to tell. Before we decide either, we should consider the consequences of both.

If we tell, the criminal we know will be arrested and we shall probably not be seeing them as often as we could have possible wanted. And we shall also be held accountable as the "goody goody" that spelt…