clockwise from left to right: via pinterest, via national geographic, via tumblr,
	VIA giampaolo sgura for VOGUE PARIS, via somja.org, via arielle de pinto
clockwise from left to right: via pinterest, via national geographic, via tumblr,
VIA giampaolo sgura for VOGUE PARIS, via somja.org, via arielle de pinto
 
Even when we’re not traveling, we can reach out and touch the lives of people across the planet. Somalia is one of the most dangerous places for women in the world. In a country torn apart by famine and war, rape and forced marriages are rampant. The founders of Sister Somalia risk their lives every day to operate the first rape-crisis center in Mogadishu, offering counseling, medical care, re-location services, education and business starter kits. Each woman who arrives seeking help receives a personal letter of encouragement from a “foreign sister,” volunteers from other countries who share words of support and encouragement.  What a wonderful way to harness the power of our global community and to remind these women that they are not alone. 
 
To learn more about how you can help please visit Sister Somalia.
 
-Emily Feinstein
 
Emily Feinstein has worked as a bioethicist, an attorney and as an advocate for several non-profit organizations, defending the rights of women, the wrongly convicted, and persons with addiction. Emily’s passion for travel began at age16 on her first trip to Paris. Since then, she’s traveled around the USA and visited roughly 20 other countries, spending a year in London, two summers in France and one in Thailand.  


July 2012