Overcome, Conquer, Win

Zara Samy, 12A It is the 21st century, yet women carry on fighting all over the world for an equal society. Why? It is because the cause for which we are striving for is still not understood. The question of why women’s day should be celebrated is often presented due to this very reason. It […]

War Song

Aishath Sara, 12 A “Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours to see, Que sera, sera What will be, will be…” Years ago and even now, Those verses echo through sun and snow, Disguised as the phrase, “Ignorance is bliss,” But it’s only a phase behind deceptive veils. So dear […]

Challenges Women face in Society

Aishath Saba, 10A Lack of education of women is very clear in the world due to social issues, problems and restrictions against women. This applies especially to women who belong to lower and middle class families, who suffer more than the women of higher classes. Women in society face problems of discrimination, lack of access […]

Why Should We Celebrate Women’s Day?

Fathimath Rayya, 12A What is Women’s day? According to UN’s definition, “It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.” Now, you may wonder: why celebrate women’s day? Why is it so important to spend one entire day focusing on women? […]

Her Revolution

Aishath Noorain Jiyad, 10B her sleep was his toy and his, her haven with no one to sing him lullabies fatigue was one she could not afford and it was love, how he fell asleep to a voice so ruptured, a song with no rhythm but a certain love was reason for a closet filled […]

A letter to all the women

Aishath Naishan Nashid, 10A Dear Women, This one is for all the women who have been told that they couldn’t do certain things because they were female. This is for all the girls who have given up on their dreams because they were told that it was not something a woman could ever reach. This […]

Being A Girl

Malsa Maumoon, 11A As a little girl, My mother always reminded me of how lucky I was to be so, And was taught to conform to the norm, Pink attire, Not blue, Dresses and skirts, No plaids or suits, Remaining pure is the key, Gaining independence, Not for me, “Dream big, go for it,” They’d […]

‘Not All Men’: A PSA

Lyn Abdul Hameed, 12A Public Service Announcement for men who consider themselves ‘not feminists, but egalitarians’: they literally mean the same thing. ‘Feminism’ isn’t a dirty word that you should be afraid to say. Being a feminist and being a man aren’t mutually exclusive. There is no need to treat it as such.   Public […]

We Fight

Layath Ismail Husham, 8A Swimming pools of tears have been shed, gallons of blood have been bled But they are still prisoners of their own tongues Help isn’t given, they’re shoved in boxes instead They still hide beneath the covers, terrified because just one stir and they’re stung. But underneath the darkness, there was a […]

Rosa Parks

Lakshmi Dipukumar, 11A Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist. She was called the “Mother of the Modern-Day American civil rights movement” and “the mother of the freedom movement.” She literally stood up against the racial discrimination of black people under the system of Apartheid. […]