'The purpose of the recent judgment is to ensure that survivors of sexual violence can seek justice at any time.'
Men need to know that we do not have to face everything on our own
As a child or young adolescent there are many things that a person may dream of becoming; an astronaut, a doctor, a TV star and so on. For me, I wanted to become a DJ, which I can fortunately say I have accomplished. However I never expected to become an ambassador of a charity, especially one that is so close to my heart.
By talking about my feelings, showing emotion, acknowledging that this has happened to me and admitting I didn't fight back I'm not any less of a man. This is 2017 and it's about time that what is perceived as "manliness" changed. Be strong. And remember one thing. In survival we unite.
Dinushka, who I met in 1991 in first grade is one of my oldest friends and is blessed with good looks and beautiful hair and to imagine that she was battling such a dreadful medical condition where her appearance was severely effected was terrifying to think about.
In the case of Holocaust survivors, in Europe and North America it was only in the late 1970s and 1980s that society slowly and sometimes hesitantly became willing to hear and increasingly receptive to their narratives of pain, loss, and rebuilding of their lives.
For a lot of us survivors every anniversary is poignant and this has not lessened with the passing of the years. When we first all met in 2000, at the inaugural meeting of the Paddington Survivors Group, we were much the same though the memories then were still fresh in our minds, the pain of what had happened still raw.
Over 18 months ago, Naomi Oni contemplated killing herself. Her former friend Mary Konye had thrown acid all over her as
Seventy years ago in October something extraordinary took place in Europe. Standing in solidarity with their fellow Danes, the people of Denmark organized a large scale rescue of the Danish Jewish community, bringing the overwhelming majority to the safety of neutral Sweden and thus preventing their deportation by the Nazis to extermination camps...
When we think of the competitors in the Olympics it's natural that we focus on their athletic talents and efforts. After all, that's what brings them to compete in the Olympics.