Written by 

Janet Zeenat Karim Author of A Girl Called Gaborone - Exceptional, Gifted, Savant Author of Zinyama Village Road Author of Grandma's Garden Author of The Flying Purple Turtle Author of Numbers in Small House on the Hilltop Author of Intergovernmental Leadership: A seat at the UN Table Author of Brilliant! One Year with Dr. Joyce Banda - April 7, 2012- April 7, 2013 Author of Women & Leadership: Women are the Change you Seek "If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people" – Oriental Proverb "Never stop LEARNING because life never stops TEACHING." M.A. Sociology (Global Development & Social Justice). St. John's University. New York

Human Rights Lifestyle 

Opinion: About human rights in the EU, the ACP countries and the post-Cotonou Agreement

By Janet Karim ” But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being… Read More
Africa OP-ED 

Why turn international sporting events into political, and cultural showdowns and fiascos?

“When I am here (in Milan) I do not fast on Saturday, when in Rome I do fast on Saturday.” That reply is said to have brought about the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” – Saint Ambrose, 1530 What would happen if an African king brought his seven wives to a meeting in any one of… Read More
Africa 

Opinion: Unity of purpose, unity in deed called for in Africa

By Janet Karim I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected completed into one, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and have loved them, just as You have loved Me.  — John.17.23 If there is one thing among all the other natural endowments that Africa has plenty of, it… Read More
Malawi 

Malawi must provide equitable access to education for children with disabilities

by Janet Zeenat Karim It is no longer enough to have content knowledge or the love for teaching. (Parker J. Palmer “The Courage to Teach.” 2007) SIXTY-TWO years ago, my brother Robert was first removed by the education system due to his severe multiple disabilities. As my father was serving a one-year detention sentence in Khami Rhodesia, my mom was… Read More
OP-ED Opinions 

Wear pink, hail fallen & survivors, support breast cancer research 

By Janet Karim 20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. – Matthew 9:20-22  If you… Read More
Leaders World 

Queen Elizabeth to be buried on Monday, God save the King!

By Janet Karim 3 Never let go of loyalty and faithfulness. Tie them around your neck; write them on your heart. 4 If you do this, both God and people will be pleased with you. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. 6 Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. — Proverbs 3:3-6 Last… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi Women in politics – to dance or not to dance, that is the question!

By Janet Karim 1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:…..4a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, –– Ecclesiastics 3:1, 4 In the past, both in writing, speech, and recently on social media platforms, the traditional practice of women dancing for the… Read More
Lifestyle OP-ED 

Are civil societies and human rights agencies helping the EU sexualize ACP youth?

By Janet Karim 6 ‘If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung round their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but… Read More