VIDEO: Syrian immigrant left heartbroken by ISIS’s abduction of her sister

By Andersen Xia A recent abduction that happened in northeastern Syria has left a Chicago woman, Mimi Odicho, and her family heartbroken. Odicho’s sister, Valentina Odicho, a mother of three, was kidnapped last month by ISIS along with her children while more than 200 other Assyrian Christians remain in captivity in that area. The devastated family does not have any news […]

Speak Out: An In-Depth Look at Rape in South Africa

By Mariel Turner Charlene Smith was enjoying a typical night at home, nearly 17 years ago, when one stranger changed her life forever. “On April 1, 1999 I was raped in my home by a knife-wielding man.” Smith, a journalist from Johannesburg, said the rape and stabbing attack left her traumatized, fearful and suddenly aware […]