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YES TO CHOICE

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Everyday in life we have to make choices; some are small choices like what shoe to wear to match the outfit, whether you want lemon or milk with your tea and the like whist others are big life changing choices like "do i really want to marry him?", your career choice and whether you want to have babies or not.

Every human being has a right to make their own choices as long as it does not prove a danger to themselves or the people and environment around them. Keep your choices smart!

WHAT IS A CHOICE?
A choice is selection of what you prefer most to choose.

HOW TO MAKE SMART CHOICES?
10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE MAKING THAT CHOICE.

Is it the right time to make that choice?Who will benefit from that choice?Who will not benefit from that choice?Are you willing to live up with that choice?What are the consequences of that choice?Is it long term benefit choice or short term benefit choice?Is it positive for your life or will it put your safety at risk?Do you really need to make …

WHAT I WISH I KNEW ABOUT SECURITY BACK THEN -

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Written by Rachel Rivers Freelance Writer / Independent Researcher
SECURITY AS A CONTINUOUS STATE OF MIND
When I was a young(er) girl, security to me meant that white electronic pad by the back door with the green glowing buttons and head-splitting cry. As I grew my idea of security developed to include credit cards, phone and Internet passwords, and using my car alarm for reasons it wasn't created for. But what I wish I knew about security from the beginning is that security -or safety- should be a continuous state of mind.
ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Unfortunately, it took my iPhone being slapped out of my hand, mid-conversation, ear buds still plugged in, in broad daylight, on the middle of a busy street’s sidewalk for that realization to cross my mind. I had been walking from my university class to the subway, talking on my phone, trying to balance books, all while not getting run over by bicyclists or run into by texting zombies when a neighborhood kid ran by me and sm…

YES TO EDUCATION

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Written by Buumba Lambo Founder at Buumbalambo Foundation


WHAT IS EDUCATION?Education is a process of receiving or giving out instruction, this may be done in a school, household or institution. Education is also the theory and practice of teaching. Education is key to everyone's survival in this world because it makes our lives comfortable, fulfilled and happy.

WHY EDUCATE A GIRL?
In order for the girl child to be somebody recognized in society they have to be educated. The girl child will need to read widely, keep up to date with news and current affairs and issues taking place in the world and know the issues that affect people's lives. Without education one finds it difficult to follow instructions on medical prescriptions, bus timetables, shopping, reading recipes, the list is endless.

The saying "To educate a woman is to educate the nation" is very true. Women are the ones who give birth to children, they bring up the children and teach them so much. The woman in mo…

NO SEXUAL ABUSE

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WHAT IS SEXUAL ABUSE?

Sexual abuse refers to when a person is forced to do sexual acts when they do not want and sexual acts with  a person 17 years old and below.

Sexual abuse takes away the dignity and right of the abused. 

In some instances the abused does not speak out for fear, shame or privacy. If you know someone who is being sexually abused, do not keep quiet about it because they may abuse many more people. However, be sure to respect the wishes of the abuse by acting in their best interests and not exposing them to what they fear should it be shame or harm from the abuser.


HOW TO STOP SEXUAL ABUSE


Know the signs of sexual abuse and do not ignore any signs.See professional advice on how to deal with this issue. If you are shy seek help online on ways to stop  sexual abuse.Find an organisation near you dealing with sexual abuse.Find an online or offline community that have battled with sexual abuse and are sharing their stories. You are not alone.Be educated and educate those aroun…

NO TO DISCRIMINATION

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WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION?

Discrimination is the instance in which a person is excluded, prejudiced or treated unjustly from a group or social activity because of who they are, what they look like or what they do. The definition of discrimination is quite broad as there are many different forms of discrimination each with their own specific definition.


DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

Among many different types of discrimination is discrimination against women. Women discrimination varies with different society's, cultures, places and even situations. 

The most important step towards ending discrimination against women is if women came together, worked together, are loyal to each other and stop discrimination among themselves. Then together women can stand against all other forms of discrimination. Unity is key when it comes to stopping discrimination.


WHAT VICES CAN DISCRIMINATION CAUSE?

Discrimination can lead to serious consequences to the victim who is excluded from the group such as low s…