“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was not only an extraordinary philanthropist, former South African president, anti- apartheid revolutionary, and political leader, but a fearless man who fought against all odds by advocating for freedom for all persons because we all deserve equal rights without discrimination. From our headquarters to you, we would like to pay tribute to the #67 minutes of Mandela Day. Although, it was yesterday, we believe that it should go beyond 67 minutes because there is still an ongoing battle for social justice, world wide. Mandela Day should be EVERYDAY. His commitment to negotiation and ability to impact the world is admirable. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela. A true inspiration to us all.
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Shout out to Hollaback! Jakarta for releasing their harassment survey which had approximately 62,000 respondents! We at Hollaback! would like to thank everyone who supported the cause as it is a step forward to creating a safer space for YOU! Feel free to check out their Instagram page, @hollaback_jkt to see their awesome information graphics!
Catch you in our next issue of A Week In Our Shoes!
Asha, WIOS Editor