January American Diversity Report on 2013 Trends


American Diversity Report releases it’s January 2013 report called “2013 Trends.”

ADR Editor Deborah Levine writes about this month’s report:

“Every January, the American Diversity Report  publishes articles that examine trends and hopes for the New Year. There are several articles that address 2013 in this issue as well as a compilation of futuristic thought by members of our associated LinkedIn group, Global Leaders of the 21st Century.  Based on the comments by the group, there was an informal poll of the issues most likely to shape 2013. Voters could choose from 5 categories: 1.) Technology & Education; 2.) Economics & Finance; 3.) Environment & Energy; 4.) Social Unrest & Violence; 5.) Diversity & Inclusion.”

I also read a report by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, which included these statistics:

  • It is estimated that one in every three women in Tennessee will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.  
  • Our state ranked third in the nation last year for the number of homicides of women by men.   
  • Recent estimates indicate that each year as many as 1,000 teenage girls in Tennessee are exploited and compelled to engage in commercial sexual exploitation.

I was inspired by the TECW report to include this poem titled, “Woman Cries” by Sanjay Prasad that was published as part of this month’s American Diversity Report:

 The night falls and the women are in the street,
single alone as it seems never to be shown,
Desperate she is forced to do what others sin,
Rewarded for her love and care she could bring,
the doors close as once she is inside,
Raped and tortured by those who were hers,
A woman cries and no one hears.

The men in blue are in lookout for her,
The pimps give them share and make her bare,
The men in white are always there for their share,
No one looks as the woman is not to spare,
She is then branded as a whore,
The men so selfishly believe she is there to borne,
A woman cries and no one hears.

The sun is no more seen in the horizon,
darkness engulfs and the deeds start again,
A woman is brought , a woman taken somewhere,
Desperate as she is forced to the sins every where,
In the castles, in the houses,in the churches ,
temples and in the alleys and on the roads,
A woman cries and no one hears …


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