There are moments when I can literally feel the pain of others. I have lots of those moments when I think about the Women of Darfur.
Imagine. You establish your lifestyle. Then one day, for no apparent reason, someone else's implementation of genocide brings the arrival of a war you had no part of. You abandon all your possessions. You leave all that you know behind to flee for your life and that of your children, should you be so lucky. But you are sometimes caught by men. Men who rape with impunity. Even worse, you sometimes are forced to watch helplessly as they rape your daughters, right before your very eyes. This is the life of the Women of Darfur.
Why are men so cruel?
I don't know how to help these Women of Darfur. They are stuck in a region with no governmental aid. They have nowhere to turn. Even as some escape the genocide into countries like Chad, the rapes continue. No government acknowledges, much less prosecutes, these brutal crimes.
I think it's time we raise our voices for the children and Women of Darfur?
*For more information, please visit savedarfur.org
*Lucky Dube: Born to Suffer
*Lucky Dube: House of Exile