I listen to women while plaiting my hair share their hidden sorrow on how they are being beaten,abuse and tortured just because they arrive home late from their Hussle. I wonder with the pain I feel and the tears l shade while listening and wonder why?? Why do they only talk after the incidence?? It is because of lack of knowledge of gender violence, fear or lack of where they can call home after deserting that place?? Why don't we tackle the situation by jointly making homes where such women may stay so that no women will fear the aftermath of separation or divorce from abusive relationship inorder to stop the pain and killing. Time has passed when we were decieved that it's only through pain that love would be seen. The errors where we would be treated as children and being misled that we have no voice or any cognitive ability and that we are only best in our kitchens. lt's high time we join forces to stop violence by being our neighbours keeper. The moment you decide to keep quiet for a wail or a scream from your neighbour's beating just remember you are part and parcel for the pain of that woman. Lets be concern and mindful for our fellow women since together we stand together we can stop gender based violence.
This story was submitted in response to Sharing Solutions: Ending GBV.