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Sing A Song For Women

Society & Culture  (tags: Sing A Song For Women, International Womans Day, Rachel Obal, Frances Key )

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A song of celebration for the advancement, protection, and development of women and children. Featured in the musical "The Mountain of Peace".

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Sheryl G (364)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 11:59 am
Words by Rachel Obal and Frances Key
Song by Frances Key

All across the nations,
All around the world,
Women are longing to be free

No longer in the shadows,
Forced to stay behind,
Side by side in true equality!
Women can't be silent,
When all around the world,
People hurt, and hungry children cry.

So raise your voice for justice,
Speak for those who can't,
Hold the rights of every woman high.

Oh sing a song for women everywhere,
May the sound of liberation fill the air,
Let the truth resound,
Proclaim our right,
To be free!
In equality, development, and peace...

Woman struggle daily to build a better world,
So hope and love may grow on every shore,
Where all lay down their weapons,
Learn to trust and share,
And people work to bring an end to war!

Sing a song for women everywhere,
Let the sound of liberation fill the air,
Let the Truth resound,
Proclaim our right to be free!
In equality development, and peace

Oh sing a song for women,
And the girls who follow them,
Let us fly freedom's sky!

Sing a song for women everywhere,
Let the sound of liberation fill the air,
Let the Truth resound,
Proclaim our right to be free!
In equality development, and peace

Equality, development and peace...
(and peace, we sing of peace...)
Sing a song for women....sing a song of peace

Thank you Arthur Riding for the find and sending it to me.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:09 pm

The woman's movement which formally goes back to the days of Seneca Falls and continues to this day, has a much longer road to walk. We must have total freedom for safety, for our children to be safe, for the education of ourselves and our children, for the unconditional right to support our sisters as they need help with finding that safety and education. The government refuses to acknowledge our gentle and loving power, so we must step out together, asking grand mother to lead with her wisdom and mother to be a guide and take the hands of our sisters and continue to walk that long, long road. The is no room for color lines, no room for division by political gamesmanship, there is room only for support and love. We can, we are building tomorrow, today.

Pat B (355)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:27 pm
Powerful words, beautiful video.!! Thank you, Dandelion for this, passing on as well.! TY.!!

Sheryl G (364)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:40 pm
Thank you my dear friends, who both happen to be women, very well stated Kit.

Susan L (150)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:52 pm
Beautiful song, thank you Dandelion for posting this. Too many women are statistics, and it is up to each of us to do all we can to insure that other females do not become a part of those statistics.

Terry V (30)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:02 pm
Beautiful, THANK YOU

Christeen A (376)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:07 pm
Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:07 pm
I couldn't say it any better than Kit just did, even if I tried! So I'll just thank you, Sheryl, very much for this wonderful contribution!
Don't miss the other official UN song either "WE SHALL SHINE" from the UN WOMAN campaign!
Judi /JLA posted about this recently ( - One Woman: 25 Musical Artists for UN Women - One Woman Song) to be released on March 8 but already on YouTube.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:09 pm
Terry V. was quick to find it and has provided the link for YouTube! Again, thanks Terry!

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:11 pm
Thank you shared : )

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:19 pm

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:52 pm
Beautiful! Thanks Dandelion!

Dianne Lien (77)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:44 pm
Dandelion, TY

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:07 pm

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 5:55 pm
Dear Kit & Dandelion you and your words and actions are a beam of light to follow! Thank you for being exemplary role models. ;)

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:18 pm
So Enjoyed this Sheryl, Many Thanks & Kit, your comments so appreciated~~

Diane B (275)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:21 pm
love the song dearest

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:54 pm
Cheers Dandelion and to all women

Paul Girardin (126)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:46 pm
All women need our cheers and respect but let's NOT do that just one day a year, let's multiply that by 365!

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 11:13 pm
SING A SONG FOR WOMEN speaks to the courage and strength, fortitude and perseverance within the heart of every woman. I am so proud of how far women have come, taking huge strides for equality in the workplace and in the world, standing up fearless in the face of violence against fellow sisters around the world! Meeting challenges without backing down, taking up the slack in villiages and communities by learning trades - Fair Trade - specifically, to support their family, families, and communities! Creating and recreating their stories,continuing to pass on to new generations the old stories while simultaneously creating new stories filled with inspiration, joy, beauty and wisdom. We are so Blessed, and speaking of being Blessed, my appreciation to Dandelion/Sheryl for her many amazing contributions that always inspire me/us, and always speaks to the Truth by sharing the message.
And my appreciation to Kit whose voice and expression moved me to tears, here.
May we continue to dance upon our Mother Earth, singing our songs, sharing our stories, growing and nurturing ourselves, our families, our relations and one another, like the corn that grows high, like the wheat that grows strong, like the dandelions in the meadows whose delicate beauty and magical qualities awaken our dreams.
Mitakuye Oyasin . . . We are all One in the Sacred Hoop of Life

Judy C (97)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 2:44 am
Thanks to all above for many lovely comments. Thanks to Angelika for the other video link. Thanks so much for posting this, Dandelion. It's beautiful and true!

Amanda H (1)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 2:59 am
Very moving ...

Arild G (174)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:17 am
My hope for the future is that all women will be shown equality and respect globally,happy 8th of March to all of you wonderful women everywhere.
Thanks for posting this wonderful video Sheryl.

P A (117)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:01 am
Absolutely beautiful - thanks dear Dandelion!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 7:07 am
Super! Even though I am a man, I have always thought that if women had their former position of respect and were evenly represented in governments, the world would have far less war and poverty. Long live women!! Loved the song!!

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:47 am
It strikes me as quite peculiar that as long as the human race has been in existence, half of that population (if not more) is still considered "less than" the men. It is just outrageous! Women have to take the responsibility for putting themselves in that position and for getting themselves (ourselves) out. A recent missive I received had this to say: Our past experiences influence who we are, but who we become is our own responsibility. Thus, we must not blame others... just carry on. I hate the injustice of inequality in any sphere and hope that one day we will not need a "Women's Day" that really only points out that we still remain unequal! I sent the men who have contributed here green stars because they had dare speak in this forum. I sent Kit a star for her clear eloquence on the subject. I couldn't send Dandelion one because it's too soon!

Robert O (12)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:49 am
Wonderful. Thanks Dandelion.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:58 am

I am of the age that I marched in DC and NYC for the women's movement. I was deeply involved and can say now that even then I found some flaws in the movement. We should have worked much harder to include all women, whether their choice of life style included a career or the career choice was homemaker, we did not work hard enough to include all women of all ages. We did not look to the future and the needs of our sisters for real and trustworthy child care, needs for ever more education, assistance to reach out in the polls for a political stand. We made mistakes, we still make mistakes, but with the help of hindsight and the openness to reach out to include all women, of every age, color, religion and background to be a part of the efforts and joy of equality for all women now and for the future, we can build on the mistakes. I offer my hand to all women and ask that each do the same.

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 9:18 am
I think Kit's very right about the women's movement not being inclusive enough. Even today there are women who think it's a negative to call themselves 'feminist.' That is probably so partly because they don't see the movement for equality to include those feminine qualities that we really should be applauding, rather than running away from. The most disturbing part of the women's movement to me is that there was too much emphasis on becoming more like men in order to gain the equality. Does anyone remember Phyllis Schlafly, the leader of the opposition to "women's lib"? Now she was, in my view, a complete manipulator (she's also a lawyer) and spoke the worst for those not included in the movement, but there certainly was a need for change in the movement to include whatever life choices a woman may make. Onward and upward!

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 11:03 am
Thanks Darling

Joan De Chirico (26)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 11:47 am
Wonderful dear Dandelion ... xox

Joan De Chirico (26)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 11:47 am
Wonderful dear Dandelion ... xox

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:00 pm
Very powerful words Sheryl! Thanks!!

. (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thanks so much for this post, loved it!

Sheryl G (364)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:27 pm
You are all very welcome.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:54 pm
Beautiful! Thanks

marie C (163)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:32 pm
Wonderful Dandelion so enjoyed
Very well put Aurea your words are so true about Kit and Dandelion
Green star on the way to you

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:31 pm
noted and enjoyed, ty

Julie E (417)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:40 am
Beautiful Sheryl! And I enjoyed the great comments.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:04 pm
beautiful thank you my dear friend.

. (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:49 pm
Beautiful..ty Dandelion

. (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:49 pm
am sorry-notes not sticking

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:22 pm

Susanne R (237)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 11:57 pm
I wish I could send you a star, Dandelion, but it's a bit too soon. That was absolutely beautiful and so very touching! When I think about the Republican party, the religious right, and the Rush Limbaugh's of this world, it reminds me of something a wise old friend used to say to me: "How can you grow when someone is always stepping on your head?" I didn't appreciate it 45 years ago, but I've always remembered it. Now that I'm older and wiser, and especially because I have children and grandchildren, I appreciate the wisdom in those words.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted. Thanks for the smiles and wonderful feeling inspired by this video. It allowed me to take a couple of good deep cleansing breaths as I think about my granddaughters' futures in this world.

Janice S (132)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:58 pm
Very nice!!

Janice S (132)
Friday March 8, 2013, 11:16 pm
I know that the phnominal women here on Care2 will continue to spek out on many issues to include the rights of women.
I would like to recommend a book to anyone who has not read it already: HALF THE SKY by Nicholas Kristof and Shyle WuDunn--- there was also a PBS special that will be aired again this month (I think) and now even a MOVEMENT too. I hope you will all JOIN in helping women around the world.

WOMEN FOR WOMEN INT is a wonderful program where you can be matched with a "sister" and send monthly contributions and letters to a woman who is a survivor of a war torn country.

KIVA is a wonderful organization too that provides people with the opportunity to make small loans $25 to individuals that you choose. This microfinance is an excellent way to help women struggling with poverty.


Janice S (132)
Friday March 8, 2013, 11:18 pm
If you want to watch another video with an old favorite for Women's day check out Helen Reddy singing I AM WOMAN


l L (1)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 12:08 pm
Thank you D.. This is very beautiful.

Rita De Vos (87)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 5:31 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful video in here dear Dandelion! It's beautiful ;)

l L (1)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:25 am
D... I don't know if on 3/20/13.. u will be reading this from me... however if so.. u have 2 e-cards dated 3/1/13 and 3/16/13 not picked up.. I am kinda concerned... I have a new great granddaughter named Miss Journey Danielle.. Great grandma proud..Have a very blessed day all.

Sheryl G (364)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:50 am
lol....was answering the 3/16 ones as you left this. Still on them. I'll have to look back to see on the 3/1 what had happened there.

l L (1)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:07 am
smiles.. D having a hard time 2day staying connected to internet. bills are pd. but fighting to stay on c2 mostly. ready to give in and try another day. lyn

Nancy C (806)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 5:25 pm
Congrats to Lyn!!! Just going to take a moment to thank you Sheryl and the strong women who were part of the tapestry of my, Pauline Goddard, Mrs. Wentura, Lee Theodore, Gwen Verdon, and the countless others who gave me the inspiration and strength to be a teacher of life...
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