Masika

No, she isn’t the first person you will find when you google the name Masika (at least today).  She ain’t a photographer’s model.

She is more in the Mother Teresa mold:  A Model of Protection.

He/She holds the whole world in his/her hands.

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Someone who stands up for victims of violence — including herself, and gives safe sanctuary.

“Since I’ve been doing this work I’ve been raped three times. I’ve been beaten, tortured and left to die.”

“I receive women from villages who’ve been raped. I counsel them and escort them to hospital for treatment, as well as looking after orphans whose mothers died during the war or because of rape, and children born from rape.”

Masika

She plants the seeds of hope.  Concrete hope — growing and standing for the future.

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It’s about Time.

It has been a long time gone.

They finally have the time to try to make it work.

You know that thing called Democracy.

No, not the rhetoric  — well, the false promises…  words, words, words.  The Politician. The lies.. The grabbing of power, and holding on.  The Tyrants. Rulers.  Leaders, in name only.

Enough..

You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately … Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!  — Oliver Cromwell to the Rump Parliament.

They have gone in two countries.  Male tyrants and scoundrels.

It’s about time for their turn:  two strong and determined women.  The Challenge of Democracy.  The men have been mostly a disaster.

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