A new bill to help end violence against women

December 6, 2017By Lisa BosGender No Comments

When it might often seem like there is very little we as a country can agree on, I believe there is one issue where we can find consensus – that violence is never acceptable, especially towards women and children who are most vulnerable, whatever form that violence takes.  Whether the issue is child marriage, physical … Read More

Trading Child Marriage for College Textbooks

November 28, 2017By Guest AuthorGender 26 Comments

Harassment is one of many challenges girls and women face in Delhi, a sprawling city of 25 million people where there are problems of safety, vulnerability to violence and exploitation, pollution, and unsanitary or overcrowded living conditions. But empowered by sponsorship, girls in one neighborhood are overcoming poverty and trading child marriage for college textbooks. … Read More

Dreaming Big in Uganda

November 21, 2017By Lisa BosChild Protection, Gender No Comments

As a girl growing up in Zeeland, Michigan, I had a lot of dreams about what my future might look like.  There were the immediate dreams (making the basketball team, getting all A’s) and the future dreams (going to college, finding a great career, having a family).  Some of those dreams were realized, and others … Read More