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Weekend Reflection

March 11, 2011

Last week, forces loyal to incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo opened fire on women who were demonstrating peacefully in support of his rival, Alassane Ouattara. At least six were killed.

Three days ago, on International Women’s Day, they marched again.

An Ivoirian woman holds up a sign reading, "No to violence, yes to peace!"


There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

~Washington Irving (1783 – 1859)










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