Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers – What were they really for?

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), and while I’m a feminist and not at all afraid to say so, this is no feminist rant….in fact, it’s quite the opposite. In 2005, I was living and working in Ukraine during IWD. I’d never celebrated it, talked about it, or even recognized it with other women. As…

International Day for the Abolishment of Slavery

Facts: There are more slaves today than in the 350-year accounted history of slave trade. Between 27-30 million people are traded annually – men, women and children – in every country In 2013, the number of victims identified globally decreased from 46,570 to 44,758. The most ever identified in a given year is 49,105 in…