Jeanette Arsenault

“Hey hey hey there woman

Hey hey hey there girl

The time has come there is work to be done

Come on you Women of the World”

Happy International Women’s Day 2019 – there is much to celebrate (eg., “Milawi Female Chief terminates 850 child marriages”) and yet there is still much to be done (eg., 23% of global trafficking victims are girls).

Seems to me there is a zeitgeist (the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time) and great changes are taking place.

That is encouraging, never mind about time.

Let us continue to encourage each other to keep moving forward toward equality, human respect, and protecting our youth.

The path is lit with encouraging signs of the time has come.  Let’s all do our part – we don’t have to do it all.  But we do have to do something to contribute to the betterment of the lives of women and children.  It’s not a “woman’s” issue – it’s a human rights issue.

May 2019 be filled with dreams come true.