I was just recently in Cambodia meeting front line charities involved in rescuing and restoring young girls sold into the sex trade, meeting many of the girls, and seeing up close the poverty that creates this vile practice. One of these amazing charities is Destiny Rescue, an internationally-recognised Christian non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children […]


I was disgusted to read recently that the rapper T.I subjects his daughter to the degrading ritual of “virginity testing”. I couldn’t decide if he was protecting a higher bride-price for his daughter in the marketplace or callously demonstrating his power over a woman by forcing his will on her rights to her own body. Probably both, I concluded, as […]

Which day do you remember? Melbourne Cup Day Vs The International Day of The Girl Child

In my hometown of Melbourne, November 5th was the day that a horse race stopped our nation. Melbourne Cup Day is the glamour social event of the year to a sport-obsessed city and is a public holiday. Yes, we Melbournians, and probably most Australians, had a day off from our toils so we could watch some horses […]

A land of sweeping plains, of rugged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains…

When Dorothea McKellar wrote those words more than a hundred years ago, having far horizons and jewel seas to love would have been a great lure for immigrants.  Even I wanted to be a “jillaroo” when I was young as you can see!! My early life and dreams though, were far removed from a wide […]

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