Welcome to my web site
Welcome to my web site. After 19 years of working on women’s rights, I enter this year with the clarity that it is time for women to narrate a new story of who we are and I plan to start with me. You see, I grew up the first 20 years of my life in Iraq and lived the last 22 years of my life in the United States while working in various war zones from Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the process of encountering many women from conflict areas who are receiving support to the Western women who are giving support, I observed that despite of our various and diverse cultures we have some themes in common. I am not going to address issues such as access to education, health, and legal rights, all of which are themes encountered by more women in the developing world than in the developed world. Though there is a lot of work to be done on that area and we should continue if not increase that work for women in all parts of the world to receive full equality as citizens in the whole meaning of the word. Financial investments and services to women and girl issues are still very limited and if anything we need far more investments in women and girls not only because it is the right thing to do but also because it is the necessary thing to do. Investing in women is a one stop shop that ensures positive impact on the family, the childrne, the community and the country. Women, according to the World Bank reinvest 90% of all their earnings on thier family compared to men who reinvest only 40% on their family.