On our first day in Ottawa we went to parliament hill to do a self guided tour around the grounds. Maybe it is having been in many different countries in Europe or maybe it was me, just getting older and more sentimental, but it was a very enjoyable time. We walked around the grounds looking at the monuments of different important people in Canada’s history.
I have to admit that I did get a bit emotional taking this sight in. I have these 5 women to thank for my right to vote, and my right to be a person. I just can’t imagine not being seen as a person. Yet, in our world still women are treated as less human and not as persons.
This takes me to today. I watched a documentary called “Daughter’s of Afghanistan” This looks at the mistreatment of women and children in Afghanistan. Canadian Journalist Sally Armstrong follows four women and one girl as they hope for the day of liberation. I pray that the Daughter’s of Afghanistan find their ‘fabulous five’, and I pray that it would be soon!