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MEET MARY MAINA
" I believe in being the change I want to see in this world to make it a better place- only the sky is the limit."

Hello, my name is Mary Maina.
I have been the captain of the Rwandan Women’s National Cricket team for 3 years now and am a graduate with a B.S. in Biotechnology. ...
I grew up in a religious family who believed in education for everyone regardless of gender. This was advantageous but did not entirely make me who I am today.
Ever since I was a young girl, I operated under my personal values; Striving for excellency, integrity and benevolence. With these values, I excelled in everything I did from academics to sports. Then I got elected to be the Secretary General of Rwanda Cricket Association! I demonstrated very good leadership qualities especially after volunteering with Cricket Without Boundaries and AIESEC, an international student’s leadership organization in 2015.
Since then, I believe in being the change I want to see in this world to make it a better place- only the sky is the limit.
Remember, do not be judged by you gender but by your abilities.

اسمي ماري ماينا كنت رئيسة منتخب رواندا النسائي الوطني للكريكت لثلاثة أعوام والآن أنا خريجة تكنولجيا حيوية. نشأت في عائلة دينية تقدس التعليم وترى منه شيئا مهما للذكر والأنثى على حد سواء. هذا الأمر ساعدني الى درجة ما ولكنه لم يكن العامل الأكبر في خلق ماري التي ترونها اليوم. كنت الطفلة التي تحّكم مبادئها وقيمها دوما كنت تلك التي تسعى نحو القمة والتميز كما أنّ الاستقامة والتسامح كانت أحد أهم قيمي. سأقول أن هذه القيم جعلتني تلك المتفوقة في كل شيء ابتدائا من التفوق الأكاديمي إلى الرياضة. لاحقا انتخبت لأكون الأمينة العامة لجمعية كريكت رواندا. نجحت في أن أكون قائدة ناجحة لاسيما بعد أن تطوعت مع كريكت بلا حدود وآيزيك(الرابطة الدولية للطلاب في الاقتصاد والأعمال) في عام 2015

أؤمن الآن بأنني أستطيع أن أكون التغيير الذي أريد أن أراه في العالم بإمكاني أن أصنع من هذا العالم عالما أفضل

لا حدود أمامنا سوى السماء. وتذكر بأن ما يحدد من أنت هي قدراتك لا جنسك.

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Women Without Borders is with Masuda A Mazumder and Marya Maina in Rwanda.

Hello, my name is Mary Maina.
I have been the captain of the Rwandan Women’s National Cricket team for 3 years now and am a graduate with a B.S. in Biotechnolo...gy.
I grew up in a religious family who believed in education for everyone regardless of gender. This was advantageous but did not entirely make me who I am today.
Ever since I was a young girl, I operated under my personal values; Striving for excellency, integrity and benevolence. With these values, I excelled in everything I did from academics to sports. Then I got elected to be the Secretary General of Rwanda Cricket Association! I demonstrated very good leadership qualities especially after volunteering with Cricket Without Boundaries and AIESEC, an international student’s leadership organization in 2015.
Since then, I believe in being the change I want to see in this world to make it a better place- only the sky is the limit.
Remember, do not be judged by you gender but by your abilities.

اسمي ماري ماينا كنت رئيسة منتخب رواندا النسائي الوطني للكريكت لثلاثة أعوام والآن أنا خريجة تكنولجيا حيوية. نشأت في عائلة دينية تقدس التعليم وترى منه شيئا مهما للذكر والأنثى على حد سواء. هذا الأمر ساعدني الى درجة ما ولكنه لم يكن العامل الأكبر في خلق ماري التي ترونها اليوم. كنت الطفلة التي تحّكم مبادئها وقيمها دوما كنت تلك التي تسعى نحو القمة والتميز كما أنّ الاستقامة والتسامح كانت أحد أهم قيمي. سأقول أن هذه القيم جعلتني تلك المتفوقة في كل شيء ابتدائا من التفوق الأكاديمي إلى الرياضة. لاحقا انتخبت لأكون الأمينة العامة لجمعية كريكت رواندا. نجحت في أن أكون قائدة ناجحة لاسيما بعد أن تطوعت مع كريكت بلا حدود وآيزيك(الرابطة الدولية للطلاب في الاقتصاد والأعمال) في عام 2015

أؤمن الآن بأنني أستطيع أن أكون التغيير الذي أريد أن أراه في العالم بإمكاني أن أصنع من هذا العالم عالما أفضل

لا حدود أمامنا سوى السماء. وتذكر بأن ما يحدد من أنت هي قدراتك لا جنسك.

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أن أحكي قصتي يعني
أن أعزز علاقتي مع الآخرين وأوسع من أفقي

Raconter mon histoire
c'est... Ouvrir le coeur...
à d'autre gents
Et élargir
mes horizons.

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أن أحكي قصتي يعني
أن أعزز علاقتي مع الآخرين وأوسع من أفقي

Raconter mon histoire
c'est... Ouvrir le coeur ...
à d'autre gents
Et élargir
mes horizons.

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MEET LILIAN CHELIMO. My names is Lilian Chelimo. I am from Kenya and a Red Cross volunteer at the Nandi branch. While working there we came across a major jiggers infestation that my office is not able to handle. Poverty is the main cause of jiggers because most of those affected cannot afford toiletries and they live in mud houses, walking with bare feet which favors jiggers. I feel I should help as children are suffering so I created and founded the Centre for Community Health and Empowerment, we work to help our community members who are less fortunate and infested by jiggers. Any advice or assistance would be appreciated. I am really trying to make a difference. Thank you.
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"I fight for women’s rights, and I work so hard to help them acknowledge their strengths. “
MEET DOHA ELHALLAG

My name is Duha Alhilaj, I’m 26 years old and I work as a writer and a journalist. I was born in Kafr El Sheikh Governorate in Egypt. Before immigrating to the USA in August 2016, I worked as a political editor in Albawaba News agency. I also worked for several websites such as Misr Alaan and Erada Shab, and I’m currently writing for Gomhuria Online and Youm7, not to...

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"You will benefit from a more evolved world with policies not based on gender." - Anne Hathaway

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"You will benefit from a more evolved world with policies not based on gender." - Anne Hathaway

Read: http://www.illumeably.com/2017/09/11/parental-leave/

Credit: United Nations

أن تعرّفي العالم كما تريدين وبمنظورك الخاص
أن تروي قصتك
كل ذلك شكل من أشكال القوة
عندما تكتبين أنت تقولين
" أنا لديّ صوت وقصة وهذا كل ما عليّ قوله"...
Définir votre monde avec vos propres mots,
Raconter votre histoire,
Est un acte d'autorité et de pouvoir,
Quand vous le faites, vous êtes entrain de dire
''
J'ai une voix, j'ai une histoire,
Et ça c'est ce que je dois dire...
''

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بعض القصص ليست سهلة للمشاركة حتى عندما كنت بناء الشجاعة لمشاركة لك ليس فقط إلهام الآخرين ولكن يمكنك أيضا تمكين أولئك الذين يمرون من خلال تحديات خاصة بهم.

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"They say 1 in 10, 1 in 6, 1 in 3 will be raped or sexually abused in their lifetimes and I am 1 of 3 daughters."

Warning: sensitive subject matter

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"The person who did this to you is broken, not you." A poem for the women who are 1 in 10, 1 in 6, 1 in 3. (via Sierra DeMulder and Button Poetry)

Michelle Obama wants all women to LIVE OUT LOUD!

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فلنستمع لبعضنا البعض بكل شغف وحب وبلا أي تحيز
كأخوة وأصدقاء في هذا العالم
ربما هذا يكون الفاتحة لعالم يملؤه السلام والعدل والعلاقات المنسجمة

Continuons à écouter l'un l'autre, partager avec compassion et aimer sans conditions comme des SOEURS et amies à l'humanité dans ce monde plein de haine. J'espère que ça mène à des actions de paix, justice et relations d'harmonie, pas seulement pour l'humanité mais aussi pour notre terre.

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Oprah: Step Out of Whatever Is the Lie of Your Life

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The real lesson comes at the end of Ellen DeGeneres' interview: http://bit.ly/2sfC1yV

"I didn't know how to live my life without cancer"

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"I was not enjoying my life. I was depressed and lost."

- Kris Carr

"FGM is not just a Sierra Leone problem or an African problem, it a problem of the world."

WARNING: Some strong language.

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“It’s like serving a life sentence.”Sarian Kamara was the victim of female genital mutilation as a teenager. Now she wants to raise awareness of this taboo subject by campaigning to raise awareness. (via BBC London)

WARNING: Some strong language.

"Each and every one of us matters and has a role to play in this world."

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We couldn't agree more, Dr. Jane Goodall.

MEET VINURI ABEYRATNE
"I strongly believe that education on human rights should be distributed amongst everyone."

My name is Vinuri Abeyratne and I am from Sri Lanka. I am an LLB graduate from the University of Staffordshire UK. As a law student I have had my keen interest on modules such as International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and Public International Law. All these modules have the key to the basic concept of human rights which includes gender equalit...y and the rights of women and girls.
I started to thoroughly research in my area of interest both in the pratical day to day life of how women face violence and with theory knoweldge of how the law addresses these issues. I have worked with various NGO's such as Amnesty International and Youth for Human Rights International and I will be participating for the Youth Assembly held at the headquarters in New York this August 2017.
I strongly believe that education on human rights should be distributed amongst everyone. It is a subject not just based only to law students but to every human on earth. It is a universal concept, the UDHR.
There is no point in only the law student knowing about the universal declaration of human rights, this subject should be taught to all in schools, which would result in increased respect of people to each other and among themselves.

And once we achieve that, I believe the world will be a much better place for men and women alike.
This is what we strive for as youth and human rights activists. I would also like to thank the page Women Without Borders for representing us.

We hold responsibility!

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Women Without Borders is with Vinuri Abeyratne in Sri Lanka.

MEET VINURI ABEYRATNE

My name is Vinuri Abeyratne and I am from Sri Lanka. I am an LLB graduate from the University of Staffordshire UK. As a law student I hav...e had my keen interest on modules such as International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and Public International Law. All these modules have the key to the basic concept of human rights which includes gender equality and the rights of women and girls.
I started to thoroughly research in my area of interest both in the pratical day to day life of how women face violence and with theory knoweldge of how the law addresses these issues. I have worked with various NGO's such as Amnesty International and Youth for Human Rights International and I will be participating for the Youth Assembly held at the headquarters in New York this August 2017.
I strongly believe that education on human rights should be distributed amongst everyone. It is a subject not just based only to law students but to every human on earth. It is a universal concept, the UDHR.
There is no point in only the law student knowing about the universal declaration of human rights, this subject should be taught to all in schools, which would result in increased respect of people to each other and among themselves.

And once we achieve that, I believe the world will be a much better place for men and women alike.
This is what we strive for as youth and human rights activists. I would also like to thank the page Women Without Borders for representing us.

We hold responsibility!

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أن أشارك قصتي معكم يعني المضي قدما بدرس سيغير حياتنا جميعا للأفضل
ويعني تنمية للنفس وحبا لها
مشاركتك قصتك يعني الكثير من الحب

Vous raconter mon histoire c'est :...
Avancer en avant
Avec une lesson qui change nos
Circonstances vers le meilleur

Ça veut dire adopter le
Développement de soi même, l'estime de soi et
Donner de l'amour à nos chères.

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MEET RESHMA KRISHNAMURTHY

Hi. I am Reshma Krishnamurthy.
I am a mum, an individual who has who has been in various careers over the last 20 years. Having worked in Advertising, PR, radio, freelance journalism and blogging, it seemed to most that I am lucky, a go-getter and someone who chases dreams. But I really can't explain enough when I too have had phases of feeling completely unworthy of myself.

...

It could also be due to the expectations I set for myself. Incidentally, I happened to stumble on two career phases that have actually defined me most close to the person I am today. Interestingly these are closely related to the life phases I have been through.

I got pregnant and had a baby and as I was dealing with my turmoil of wanting to get back to work and looking after a little one, I got to be a communications manager in a maternity hospital. But things didn't really turn out the way I wanted during this career phase and I had to quit.

Perhaps I was in my lowest form in self-confidence as I had swam various careers but was lost when I had to re-start my work.

It was during this phase that I began something as a hobby, an experimental platform - Mums and stories. I was a mum by this time and I did feel I wanted to connect with others like me. The idea was to get inspired while writing on them. What began as a face book page soon got into a website and now we are a community driven initiative where we publish true stories on mums across India and else where too.

It has been a tough journey but something I am extremely passionate about and I do hope we get to do more commendable work. Over 200 stories have been published on www.mumsandstories.com and on www.facebook.com/mumsandstories

From acid attack fighters becoming mums sharing their journeys to transgenders talking of the acceptance of their mums or mums with physical disabilities or those with children having special needs, our stories have been varied. We also do events for mothers and for children and it has been a fruitful journey. I must admit it is indeed tough to make it to a sustainable but I am hopeful.

I am most happy when I get to feature a story of a stay at home individual as she is someone I have been and I relate to that loneliness, anger as many perceive stay at home mums to be less worthy. This is a gap and myth that so very much needs to be rectified. These mums can be motivated to do something else they like or give them the confidence that creating a happy environment at home requires tremendous effort and if they are able to create that in their lives, they shouldn't be bothered too much.

Thank you for sharing my story on Women Without Borders. I surely hope to connect with interesting women across the world, without borders, without fears.

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Women Without Borders is in Bangalore, India.

MEET RESHMA KRISHNAMURTHY

Hi. I am Reshma Krishnamurthy.
I am a mum, an individual who has who has been in various careers over the last 20 years. Having worke...d in Advertising, PR, radio, freelance journalism and blogging, it seemed to most that I am lucky, a go-getter and someone who chases dreams. But I really can't explain enough when I too have had phases of feeling completely unworthy of myself.

It could also be due to the expectations I set for myself. Incidentally, I happened to stumble on two career phases that have actually defined me most close to the person I am today. Interestingly these are closely related to the life phases I have been through.

I got pregnant and had a baby and as I was dealing with my turmoil of wanting to get back to work and looking after a little one, I got to be a communications manager in a maternity hospital. But things didn't really turn out the way I wanted during this career phase and I had to quit.

Perhaps I was in my lowest form in self-confidence as I had swam various careers but was lost when I had to re-start my work.

It was during this phase that I began something as a hobby, an experimental platform - Mums and stories. I was a mum by this time and I did feel I wanted to connect with others like me. The idea was to get inspired while writing on them. What began as a face book page soon got into a website and now we are a community driven initiative where we publish true stories on mums across India and else where too.

It has been a tough journey but something I am extremely passionate about and I do hope we get to do more commendable work. Over 200 stories have been published on www.mumsandstories.com and on www.facebook.com/mumsandstories

From acid attack fighters becoming mums sharing their journeys to transgenders talking of the acceptance of their mums or mums with physical disabilities or those with children having special needs, our stories have been varied. We also do events for mothers and for children and it has been a fruitful journey. I must admit it is indeed tough to make it to a sustainable but I am hopeful.

I am most happy when I get to feature a story of a stay at home individual as she is someone I have been and I relate to that loneliness, anger as many perceive stay at home mums to be less worthy. This is a gap and myth that so very much needs to be rectified. These mums can be motivated to do something else they like or give them the confidence that creating a happy environment at home requires tremendous effort and if they are able to create that in their lives, they shouldn't be bothered too much.

Thank you for sharing my story on Women Without Borders. I surely hope to connect with interesting women across the world, without borders, without fears.

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