April 25th is dedicated to the elimination of violence against indigenous women and girls. The prevalence of violence against these women is significantly higher than against non-indigenous women; it is a pandemic inflicted by both indigenous community members and perpetrators from wider society.
In his first three months in office, President Trump has enacted three key policies which will have a devastating impact on maternal health worldwide: reinstatement of the global gag rule (also known as the “Mexico City Policy”), defunding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and passing of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) within the United States Congress.
All I ever want for Mother’s Day is for my children to be happy, and I always hope that I will be able to help them quickly and effectively if things do go wrong. As a mother I had never really considered cyber bullying to be an issue before I suddenly had to deal with it, and I realised that I had absolutely no idea what to do. However, this concept now represents a new and significant threat to all of our children, whether they are at school, college, or beyond. As parents we all have to learn as we go along whenever new issues arise that affect our children and family lives. I hope that it never happens again, but at least I will be better prepared if it does.