A Fearless Motive to Change the Existing Scenario

Afroza Irin
Posted October 1, 2018 from Bangladesh
Confident and Fearless
Love Your Own.

The story reminds me of some horrible days of my life during my high school period. I had to go through so many downs fighting with my own mind for being safe. Since, the power of patriarchic society snatches the notion of freedom and safety of girls inside the home or outside. In spite of being a girl from urban area, I was mentally devastated and scared to continue my study after getting all the disturbances in the way of my school. I had the fear in my mind that if I continue to go school, I might get kidnapped and then raped. In what kind of era we are actually living, when we girl still have to live with the fear of being mentally or physically violated?

 After facing all those critical situations, then, I asked myself restricted me in a corner, will it really be the exact solution of my problem? No, now or never I will have the courage to overcome all the fear of being safe. After a few days, I started to continue my study leaving behind all those fears that left me in despair.

This is the peak time to change the existing scenario that every girl and women face mental or physical violence. Running from a problem will not give them the strength to overcome it effectively. Firstly, parents or guardian should be responsible creating awareness among their girls about upcoming unfavorable situations that they can face in their life. Likewise, every girl should be courageous and confident to face any kinds of situation that comes in the form of violence. They should be mentally prepared to tackle and defense themselves. In addition, a free campaign should be arranged around the world to teach girls self-defense techniques from grassroots to urban areas.

 

This story was submitted in response to The Future of Security is Women .

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Jill Langhus
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 01, 2018

Hi Afroza,

Thanks for sharing your personal story about safety and security. I'm glad you were able to continue with your education, despite being fearful. I hope to see more stories from you.

Afroza Irin
Oct 04, 2018
Oct 04, 2018

Hi Jill,
I am really glad for your response. Thanks for being a part of my story.

Jill Langhus
Oct 05, 2018
Oct 05, 2018

Hi Afroza,

You're welcome. I agree with Emma, too, by the way:-)

Hope you have a great day!

Afroza Irin
Oct 05, 2018
Oct 05, 2018

Hi Jill,

Hope you are well. I am well aware of your concern for me. It feels so nice to connect such a pure heart that's definitely you. Only a women knows the sufferings of another women. Hope to continue this bondings. Thanks once again.

Jill Langhus
Oct 05, 2018
Oct 05, 2018

Hi Afroza,

Yes, I am, thanks:-)

Aw, thank you! Looking forward to it. Feel free to private message me if you need additional support.

Have a good one.

emma matondang
Oct 02, 2018
Oct 02, 2018

Hi Afroza,
Don't let the fear master your mind. Good you didn't let it grow. We need the girl like you more. Confident and independent means you can take care of yourself and not only expecting parent to protect you because you can do it yourself. Then you will be the one who protect your parent instead.

Afroza Irin
Oct 04, 2018
Oct 04, 2018

Hi Emma,
I feel so accomplished to get such inspiring comment from you. Yeah, now I am confident with my every steps out of home without any concern.

RIZIKI BADERHEKUGUMA
Oct 08, 2018
Oct 08, 2018

Bonjour, bien dis Afroza. Je suis sincerement désolée pour toi, pour tout ce que tu as du traverser dans ta vie scolaire. C'est vrai qu'il faut enseigner aux femmes comment se defendre face a tout ça. Tu as tout dis je n'ai plus à rajouter. Continue comme ça de defendre le droit de la femme pour qu'un jour on puisse aboutir à un changement.

Tola Makinde
Mar 01
Mar 01

You are brave and your voice will liberate many others

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Afroza,
Thank you so much for your story. It is true that we need to teach the girls how to overcome the challenges in life.
Have a great day and looking forward to many more of your stories.

Hello Afrozza,
Reading this post brought a deep sense of sadness, the thought that many women globally are living in fear and this fear restricts them from participating in the things which can give them an abundant life. However, I felt relieved when I read about your courageous determination to get an education and the wonderful advice you gave to parents and guardians.

Keep writing, keep telling stories

Sherna

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