Several years ago I asked my mom’s gynecologist if she could give me a routine pelvic examination. She said she would have to put me under anesthesia to perform the exam because my cerebral palsy would not allow my body to hold still. Although her reply was cordial, it made me feel demeaned, as if I was a second-class citizen.… Continue Reading Women with disabilities: Health care barriers by Rosemary Musachio
According to the UN, violence against women has become a global epidemic. There are many factors associated with the violence including cultural, religious, political and economic conditions. According to the UN and WHO 1 in 3 women in the world have been beaten or raped. The Daily News reported in August that two young women in Syria in two separate incidents were stoned and bludgeoned to death… Continue Reading Is global violence against women with and without disabilities on the rise?
My name is Kevin Ruh and I support the United Nations “HeForShe” campaign. I hope other men will join this conversation and show women that we support their rights to not be seen only as sexual objects. I believe that men are evolving. We need to raise our voices and show our support of women. I was raised by a… Continue Reading I support the UN Campaign “HeForShe” Emma Watson launched by Kevin Ruh