My Journey

Aise Jisimah
Posted September 6, 2017 from Nigeria

Domestic violence and rape of a minor is on the increase in Nigeria as well as early girl marriage. Every now and then there are cases of women being beaten to death my their spouses and toddlers being raped,( recently a toddler of 6 month was raped by an adult, and that is not the first time such thing is happening). girl child as little as 12 years of age are giving out to marriage in the rural areas of the region I came from (northern Nigeria), and no any law that protect the right of a woman or girl child in the country. I want to fight for the implementation of law that protect the right of the women and children in Nigeria. I have started advocating, I need voices , I need hands, I need the help of international communities, I need voices of the fellow women because I believe our voices are our strength.

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Jill Langhus
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 07, 2017

Hi Aise. Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your voice, concern and story. I agree, if these heinous crimes are occurring and nothing is being done, then something should be done. What are you proposing? Have you thought about proposing a law and then starting a petition on Change.org or something similar? There are a lot of strong Nigerian voices on here that I'm sure you could collaborate with. Olutosin, Queen Virtuous, and Adanna for a start. Let me know if you need more encouragement or support. (You can private message me as well.) And let us know what your plan is so we can build momentum. I also noticed from your profile that you are a TV presenter. Did you know World Pulse has a new call for story entries about the "Media in Our Lives?" This could be a good way for you to get your message/voice heard to a bigger audience: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/79283

Aise Jisimah
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Thank u so much for the encouragement, surely world pulse is the best place to be. I have started laying down strategies on how to go about it, but I will need supports both local and international and i will need more voices to join me in this fight. I will go through the links u send to me and will contact u. Thanks a lot.

Jill Langhus
Sep 09, 2017
Sep 09, 2017

You're very welcome:) You can also post on the WP "Resources" page for specific resources you are seeking. Good luck and do keep us posted on needs that you need an progress on your plight/mission.

Nakinti
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 07, 2017

Dear Aise,

Yes, our voices are stronger together. We can build a support system together, that can change things. The rate of such ills has eaten deep into our societies and so something needs to be done. Thank you for sharing

Nakinti

Aise Jisimah
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Thank u dear for the encouragement, I am greatful.

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Hi Jisimah thanks for sharing,this is so disheartening to see how females suffer.Our voice is very important and we need to shout out loud to be free from torture.

Veronica  Ngum Ndi

Founder at Community Association for Vulverlble Persons-Cameroon

https://www.facebook.com/Community-Association-for-Vulnerable-Persons-CAVP

https://cavpsite.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/veronicangum.ndi

www.linkedin.com/in/veronica-ngum

https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/community/stories/2017/06/becoming-an-em...

Aise Jisimah
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Thank u dear, I am greatful for the encouragement. Greatful.

Aise Jisimah
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 08, 2017

Thank u dear for your encouragement, I am greatful.

Awah Francisca Mbuli
Sep 11, 2017
Sep 11, 2017

Hello Aise,

Thanks for sharing this great story. We all are a great team, we are all working together. Our Voices must be heard.

Best,

Francisca Awah.

Founder Survivors' Network, Cameroon,

www.survivorsnetwork.co

Awah Francisca Mbuli
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 14, 2017

Hi Aise,

Don't relent your efforts, do a lot of work in your community concerning all what you have mention above. Trust me big organization will search for you when they notice your work and not you going after them.

Francisca Awah

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Feb 10, 2018
Feb 10, 2018

Oh, Aise. I cannot help but be moved with anger on the cases on domestic violence, rape and early marriages that girls in Nigeria are experiencing. My tears fell just thinking about it.

Thank God that there is someone like YOU who are making a difference to halt these malpractices. I want to hug you! I pray you find strength in this fight. You are not alone in this journey. 

Aise Jisimah
Feb 10, 2018
Feb 10, 2018

Thank you dearest sister karen, it is never an easy task. As we are always faced with all sort of threat's to outlives. Words of encouragement from people like you keep us going. Thanks, once more.