Vulnerability requires sensitivity & more police women: A personal testimony

I was recently asked by the Director of SecurityWomen to write about my experiences with the police. The organisation calls for more women in the security sector in all countries that comprise the UN. Women disproportionately suffer in male-dominated systems, at work, at home and in societies and communities that relegate them. In regard to […]

Who speaks for the Rohingya Christians?

A recent Barnabas Fund addressing the persecution Rohingya Christians face, provoked me to thinking: why don’t we ever hear about the plight of Rohingya Christians? The Rohingya Question has gained international momentum, particularly in recent years, seen as the most persecuted and unwanted group on earth, with ongoing violence described by the UN as the […]

Ode to Chongqing

Dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty Hard-worked, humbled, bound by duty Fascination with the foreign: stops & stares Watching alien faces gaze upon their wares   Smiles & excitement: young children pointing in curiosity Cultural exchanges & confusions, sporadic results of hostility Lack of knowledge of the ‘other’, filtered concept of reality Irrelevance of language barriers through hearty […]