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A Small Light Shines in me

I was only 6 years old when I remember hearing those words only from my father, not from any one else around me, not at school, not on the street, not even on television. I was just a 6-year-old girl and in my mind there were already screams that felt…...

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Work is Not Done Only Behind a Desk

It was a normal day; the family went about their daily activities including school, work, housework, shopping and more. That day, Enrique*, 41, returned home earlier than expected. His face conveyed immense concern because hours earlier at his office, he was fired....

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Happy PRIDE month!!

This month, we celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community. The Stonewall Uprising, that began in 1969, is known as a “tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement” and thus is commerated every year in June. Worldwide, you’ll see masses of people decked out in rainbow colors honoring their own identities and those…...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING HOW TO EXPRESS YOURSELF

To start the new year on a good note and try to make it the best of our lives, we write our resolutions and goals. In addition, we seek or make changes in our lives in order to be excellent and continue to grow as people. ...

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International day of No Racial Discrimination

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin. People learn to hate. We can also be taught to love. Love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite.” Nelson Mandela, human rights defender....

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Peace is more than an absence of conflict

According to the Oxford dictionary, peace is a situation or state in which there is no war or struggle between two or more opposing parties. But peace goes much further, peace is respecting each other, accepting, and appreciating differences, fighting for injustices, supporting people who need it most. Peace is…...

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Scars left on ones soul are also painful

One of the most repudiated acts at all levels is gender abuse or violence. It is a problem that has been immersed in our society for years. The United Nations defines gender violence as any act against women that results in physical, sexual, psychological, and/or economic harm. As well as…...

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AM I RAISING MY CHILDREN WELL?

Parenting children and adolescents is an extremely complicated and satisfying task. This is guidance that parents give to their children for their well-being and learning. I am sure there is no manual on how to be a good parent or how to raise a child. But we all know that…...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FORGIVENESS

In "Conversando con tu Vecindad", our feelings were touched by a reality that many women live in the world and that Andrea (protected name), shared with us: The strength she had to express that feeling that flooded her soul, filling her with resentment and confusion, was very great, with she…...

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Our future depends on us. In the meantime, live in the here and now

The 2021 presidential elections in Ecuador have really been an ordeal for all Ecuadorians. The future is so uncertain that it only depends on us and how we build it.The 'power' to decide who we want to govern us is in our hands. On the one hand, we have socialism…...

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