The Impact of the Op-Ed
Brenda Moore used advocacy and Op-Ed writing skills learned over the course of her Fellowship year to ban classroom floggings. After her friend’s niece was flogged 175 times in school as part of a corporal punishment, Brenda wrote a condemning Op-Ed in her local Liberian newspaper. The Op-Ed made national news and as a result, Brenda was invited to speak before the Ministry of Education. Within a month of her Op-Ed’s publish date, Brenda convinced the Ministry of Education to not only issue a statement on flogging, but also commit to issue a new national policy banning the use of corporal punishment in schools.