Stand To End Rape (STER) Initiative is a youth-led Not-for-Profit Organization advocating against sexual violence, providing prevention mechanisms and supporting survivors with psychosocial services.
It was actually this move by the British female Parliamentarians to openly show support for Duchess Meghan, that prompted me to research on female politicians and specifically the ones who held the very first political positions as women in their respective countries.
Given the obvious talent in the young girls and probably with an intention of keeping them continually engaged and focused on their activities, The Hoperaisers Initiatives have taken it upon themselves to raise awareness on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).
It was very important for me to write this story because it is a source of hope for anyone grappling with poverty, racism, xenophobia, classism, among other topical social realities.
Looking at the kind of treatment the royal couple continues to face to date, I think we can safely conclude that the world is still a long way from genuinely embracing interracial unions and sadly, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not been spared from this unwarranted criticism.
I studied in The Netherlands where bicycles are just part of their lives and culture. I realized there was a big potential for Africa to take this up seriously and plan for it especially because of its health and economic benefits.
Duchess Meghan did not grow up with Samantha Grant or Thomas Markle, Jr. Samantha Grant knows nothing about Duchess Meghan. All she has are a handful of old baby photographs and a graduation picture.
Grant is not only an enabler and facilitator of the British tabloids, but she is also the darling of internet trolls and Megxiters who are engaged in a sustained, cynical and dark campaign of hate, humiliation and “othering” of Duchess Meghan.
And, even as he wallowed in self-pity in interview after interview, not once did Mr. Markle mention that his daughter had begged him to stop speaking to the media so that they could repair their relationship in private.
Thomas Markle, Sr. joined forces with his oldest daughter, Samantha Grant, against his youngest daughter, now a Duchess, in a cold, calculated, relentless and terrifying public campaign of emotional and psychological bullying.