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Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’

Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’

WHETHER it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. It stars not Leonardo DiCaprio but a real-life 19-year-old Pakistani woman named Saba Qaiser. Her odyssey began when she fell in love against her family’s wishes and […]

How to Respond to Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted

How to Respond to Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted

  One woman was molested at age eight. The second was 15 years old when four men blindfolded and raped her. And the third faced sexual assault twice, once as a child and the second time as an adult. Shame and fear kept all three of them silent for years before telling anyone about their […]

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs

My overwhelming feeling in Yola is the immense generosity of so many anonymous Nigerians helping, providing charity and rebuilding lives. We have had so many bad governments but thank God we have so many great and generous people. I spent the weekend in Yola, Adamawa State after a long absence from the zone. The occasion […]