Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Is there any sentiment about
You voted Obama, what inspired your decision?
Right now, we have four cats, and no dogs. However, my oldest son, his wife and baby have been living with us for half-a-year and probably will for at least that much longer. They have one cat and a St. Bernard and they, too, are part of this household.
You run two blogs? Which started first and why the 2?
From 25 Nov to Dec 10, the whole world will be having different programs to remind the world that Gender Based Violence is wrong and should end, what is your opinion?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates, November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Molly where are you? Pls make me happy and come back home. Just find your way back, you CAN!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The detail of the cuase as it is, is added below:
The One in Nine Campaign invites you to join feminists and women's rights
Thursday, November 13, 2008
By the way, things are looking up in the case of Uzoma Okere who was assaulted by Naval officers as recently the house of representative moved a motion for justice and action to be taken on the officers who assaulted Uzoma Okere. Also Yar'Adua has aked that there should be full investigation on the case.
Lets us keep pushing for justice!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Moving to other things, my cottage overlooks the beach and darn it doesn't help the cold but it does give me a great view of the beach. I love the latter but hate the former. Who loves to shiver, no one. I am so well wrapped up, turn on the electric heater in the training room and all. Drink hot tea every now and then, I am constantly on winter coat but I am still cold! The South Africans among us are even surprise that the weather is this cold. No thanks to Global warming/climate change. And did I mention that it's being raining since yesterday? That makes the weather extremely cold.
Below is a picture of me all covered when we broke up for a group discussion. Couldn't recognise meself when I saw the picture. On me was 3 tops, winter coat, jeans trouser, socks and canvass, a scarf and a blanket! You can't blame me.
Where am I? I do have a lot to say especially about the Feminist Technology Exchange taking place at the Cape Town but time is short. I then reckon that if you click on the FTX link, you will probably get all the neccessary information on how feminists are exchanging and sharing their technical know-how with one another. We have 5 different tracks as follows, Audio, Video, Social Network, Wireless and Mobile and Digital Storytelling. Visit the website/blog to see how the partiicpants have blogged about their new skills. The most amazing thing is the peple that I have met. We are about 100 people for the FTX and after FTX we will start AWID Forum and the number will increase to 2000 people from all over the world.
At FTX, we have to gender sensitive male feminist amongst us. Robert from Uganda (He's a lecturer) and Adrian from the UK. They are wonderful!
So, we have diverse group; the Phillipines, Egpytians, Indians, Algerian, Zimbabwans, Canadians, Uk, Kenya (Up Obama), Congo, Brazilians, Nigerians to mention just the countries that came to my head. We managed to have a little fun dispite our busy schedules. Up in the pictures is Manaal Hassan from Egypt teaching us how to Belly Dance. Yours trully tried but well...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My challenge has being the food. They don't have the different spicy, sweet, fantastic Nigerian dishes with the unique tastes. So I kinda manage with what I have got and while at it, I saw a wonderful black and white cat strolling by in the lunch room. I was so happy! Then I saw a second cat. Waoh, I have got no reason to miss my cats too much any more.
They move freely around and so are the two cute dogs. I am so attached to them now but no one could give me the cats names. I may give them Nigerian names before I check out tomorrow for another program. Here are the pictures of my treasures:
Monday, November 10, 2008
Below is a protest letter to be published by as many newspaper outlets as possible and any other means like blog, facebook is welcome.... Please join this crusade anyway you can.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Yeah, I am settling in. I already made a lot of observations. Cape Town is neat. I wish Lagos can be that neat. All the cars steerings are to the right. Almost all the vechicles in Nigeria have thiers to the left. Why the difference?
And again, it's cold, there a lot of white people.... what else? Well, about to start touring ( that will happen if I am not too busy with what I come here for). I do need to make time out to see Cape Town. Yes, I must
Stay tuned for update!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
But they claimed I am naive and we should wait and see. Then we waited and now we eventually saw. The PEOPLE, yes the PEOPLE, they showed that they matter. They showed that in America is all about the PEOPLE and not about the selfish interest of some certain group. Not about god-fatherism and it's not about racism! Now I am hearing if they will let him last. They might asssisnate him! Gimme a break! Why do we always fail to see positive side of things. Why do we think the world will always be about racism, blacksm or whitism?
We need to continue to live together as one. We need to learn to put behind us those past memories that have crippled us historically. We need to always give ourselves a CHANCE. We need to move farword and believe in ourselves. Obam is an insipration. He has shown that we can, you can and I can! We can all achieve greateness against all odds. LONG LIVE OBAMA, LONG LIVE AMERICA, LONG LIVE AFRICA, LONG LIVE TO THE NEW DAWN!