While we are all comfortably numb at our desks, somewhere in the world today…
A heroic gynaecologist, Dr Lima, in the remote countryside of Afghanistan is saving young girls’ lives everyday by giving them contraception and abortion — sorry, Chris, my love, to offend you on this point, but this doctor never wanted to come to that. She, as a doctor and woman, merely felt forced to. Without Dr Lima, these girls would casually be killed by their parents or communities after exposing their unwanted pregnancies, usually as result of a rape. To a journalist she testifies, “The girl was 17 years old and pregnant. After her parents found out they secretly gave her some medicine to weaken her – medicine that made it easier for them to suffocate her with a pillow and kill her. After that incident, I decided to help people like her.”
Despite the many death threats, intimidations, attempts to kill her, and after murdering her 22 year-old brother and injuring her 11 year-old son, she heroically continues her life-saving activities while risking her own life. Certainly a role-model for women of the world, she should be a role model for everyone to wake up and actively fight for what is right.
To see more on this story, read the article here: http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2014/09/being-gynaecologist-afghanistan-one-most-dangerous-jobs-world.