When I was a little girl, I had a dream: to live in a world more better than where I spent my childhood. Being a girl from a poor family with an alcoholic father who beat my mother every day, I suffered a lot. I remember well the day our father tried to hit our mom with an ax. I was only 14 years old, with two younger brothers and a sister. We kept all our strength to control him, if not, we experienced the worst nightmare of our lives. Mom took refuge in a barn and has fear of being killed. She had not even afraid to go out while it was mid night. Since that day, I do not understand the behavior of a men against a person, that they chose as their wife.
This is one of our family secret that I reveal here, to share with you the bad experience in which I lived. This situation has affected my personality: Getting back on itself and is regarded as inferior compared to the other. It destroyed my life because I didn’t finish my studies at university. I could not stand the look of the other students because I was not well dressed and did not change shoes throughout the academic year. I had an inferiority complex.
Dammage! I stopped my studies. This is the biggest mistake that I made because until now I regret this decision. It's true that I took professional training and I have a job but It’s enough. I found myself in the place of performers who obey only to the orders of my boss.
So if you ask me now what is my vision for the future, the answer is clear: back to teh high scholl, assist and encourage women to learn to read and to write. I sincerely hope to establish centers for illiterate women in the countryside, those who really miss in Madagascar.
I think of setting up cooperatives to those already have professional activities. These cooperatives can work with its counterparts in foreign countries. So there will be a reciprocal exchange and mutual support between women. I hope that women and girls have more rights in a more informed country where there’s no discrimination, no submissions, no contempt.
I have a long-term vision and making the road together, I think we will have success and we will able to do something for our sisters, our mothers, our friends. The task is difficult but as long as you have faith and courage, we can work wonders. Indeed it is the unity that is strength. In short: I would like to become a fighter for women's rights.
To catch my mistakes, I started in 2011 to VOF another challenge to myself. Always move forward, and to instill, we must move beyond our fears, our timidity and obstacles. I hope with all my heart that my participation will be a key to the success of my vision.
Become a correspondent Pulsewire is my biggest dream now because: first, I will contribute to the development of the empowerment of women in my country and I would be their spokesperson for the world to hear. Secondo, Being the correspondent of the network requires a lot of responsibility and hard work so I would be more involved in our common goals in the profits of the woman. And in the end, as a journalist for 11 years, I intend to enrich and share my experiences. Sincerly, to be direct, I can not reach my vision alone. I need working with you. Your advices, your supports, your encouragements are significants.
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