To talk about sexual violence in India without mentioning caste would be like talking about rape during the time of slavery without mentioning slavery. The struggles and centuries-old discrimination and indifference of India's Dalits floored their American colleagues.
Worldview took Global Activism on the road to India! The Chicago-based NGO, India Development Service (IDS), guided us through big cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, as well as to remote villages and towns. We met people working to overcome challenges like illiteracy, educating girls, class issues, clean water supply.
Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, is due to be replaced, but is fighting for a third term despite his loss of support in Iraq and internationally. As the U.S. pressures Al-Maliki to peacefully step aside, it continues airstrikes against ISIL near Erbil.
For Global Activism, Mary Dailey Brown introduces us to her organization, SowHope. The non-profit focuses on helping impoverished women around the world by funding projects that "promote wellness, education and economic opportunities."