TWI News Circle – 12/13/18

Suffering in Silence (News Source : ReliefWeb) Many survivors of sexual violence in Southeast Myanmar face numerous obstacles to reporting their case and accessing justice. It remains a widespread problem and according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of rape cases reported to the authorities increases from 1,100 in 2016 to 1,405 in…

TWI Poetry – Mother to Son

They say peas in a pod are born together I was reborn with your birth, morning-cusp-baby, 36-hour labor You made sure I was really ready for you We fused, blood to bone, heart to soul, your tiny palm curled around my finger I am not sure what your eyes saw, in what color, where you…

TWI Woman of Substance – Anu Sehgal

As parents, our aim is always to try and pass on our values to the next generation. Especially for those who hail from one country and live abroad, the need to do so becomes all the more important. Most of us know that early childhood is the best phase of life to impart the gifts…

TWI Woman of Substance – Deepshikha Sairam

Many of us on this planet use and/or are addicted to social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – the like. We enjoy posting, perusing, getting ideas and tips in a relaxed, online setting. But now let’s meet someone whose vision goes beyond these and who thinks social media can be gainfully employed to purposes other than…

TWI News Circle – 11/5/18

Ethiopia’s parliament has made Sahle-Work Zewde the country’s first female president. And while the role is largely ceremonial, her appointment carries power in what it signifies. Sahle-Work, an experienced diplomat, is the first female head of state in Ethiopia’s modern history. In June, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Sahle-Work as special representative to the African Union and…

TWI Woman of Substance – Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt

The technology and financial services landscape can be tough for a woman – pardon the stereotype, but the aggressive nature of the job, coupled with travel and bending over backwards for the client is in general very demanding for someone who wants to achieve a work-life balance, especially one who wants to be dutifully involved…

TWI Poetry – Star-Crossed

I remember a different time when Orion brought us good luck. When the Big Dipper would point to Sirius, and we thought the spirit of every dog lived there When I would stare at your freckled back and look for a map of cities where we would go, where we would separate The hunt is…

TWI Woman of Substance – Nirupa Umapathy

Let’s face it. For most people who are involved in the rat race of life, there is very less or no time at all to self-reflect. We are cogs in a wheel. Or to give a more current and apt analogy, we are like that bus in the movie Speed. If we fall under a…

TWI Call for Submissions – Instagram Poem of the Day

  Yes, YOU! We would like to feature a poem-of-the-day on instagram from YOUR submissions. They do NOT have to be based on any theme, but if you could limit the line count to 25, that would be great! So what are you waiting for? Get to writing! Send your work to submitthewomaninc@gmail.com  

TWI News Circle – 10/19/18

M.J Akbar resigns over #MeToo movement. (News Source : NDTV) In the wake of the #MeToo movement growing in India, and as a result of several allegations of sexual misconduct against Minister of State for External Affairs, M. J. Akbar,  the seasoned politician was forced to resign from his post last week. This is probably…