15 Dec Human Right Watch: My Sister, a Teacher and a Hero for Girls
“This Human Rights Day I’m celebrating my sister’s commitment to lifting up the lives of girls and giving them a chance at realizing their potential.
I think of my sister Vicky as a warrior in the fight for human rights, and on December 10, I’m celebrating her efforts, and those made by thousands like her, to make the world a better, fairer, and more just place.
I have nine siblings, and one of the best things about growing up in a large family is that you can have many friends who’re related to you. The intensities of the relationships between siblings ebb and flow and the politics, gossip, and scandals make for interesting or heartbreaking seasons. My older sister Victoria is one of my best friends. We weren’t close when I was growing up – she seemed too close to mum, telling on everyone all the time.
It’s because of my strong-willed, no-nonsense, loving sister Vicky that I’ve managed to get through this year.”