Why I Joined This Group!

Aramide Oikelome
Posted July 27, 2016 from Nigeria

We live in a patriachial society with very many dysfunctional families. It is such a repressive and oppressive society, especially for women and girls. Oftentimes, these inhuman actions are hidden under the guise of custom, tradition and religion, thus making it difficult for the victims (women and girls) to resist.

I see World Pulse as a safe platform for women to unite, gain confidence and support from one another and influence policies that affect their wellbeing. The culture of silence must stop. We can change the tide of events in our favour; yes we can end all forms of gender based violence and be part ofglobal change-makers.

This is one major reason why I joined this group.

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Avera
Jul 28, 2016
Jul 28, 2016

Dear Aramide, welcome onboard this boat that's taking us to the promised land. You are in the right place dear. Just stay committed and interact with us all and see how better empowered you / your community would advance. Regards, Avera

Aramide Oikelome
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 30, 2016

Thanks Avera!

Im thoroughly excited to be a part of the World Pulse family!

Together,we can make the world a better place. Yes we can! Yes we will! '

Looking Forward!

Aramide

Adanna
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 30, 2016

Welcome to World Pulse Aramide.

You have come to the right platform and your write up on why you joined this group clearly states what you hope to achieve through this platform.

"The culture of silence must stop"...I like that.

Aramide Oikelome
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 15, 2016

Thanks Adanna.

I appreciate your encouragement

Hugs!

Aramide

JT Long
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 30, 2016

Welcome. I am so happy to hear your voice. You are correct that silence is one of the enablers of violence. Let's start some new traditions that include valuing everyone and encouraging them to live their best lives free of fear and intimidation.

I look forward to reading more of your posts.

JT Long

Aramide Oikelome
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 30, 2016

Hi JT,

Together we can and we will! We are the change makers! '

World Pulse give us an uncommon platform to effect the much-needed change and we shall succeed at it so that the generation next can be free and free indeed.

Love and Light!

Aramide

Mary Morgan
Jul 31, 2016
Jul 31, 2016

Hi!

I am also thankful for WorldPulse being a safe space to discuss things like this, I try to always make sure that my reactions to things are not just culturally embedded in me; or if they are, that I have the power to examine it within myself and try to be strong enough to see where I can change it. I think sometimes when women are trying to fight back against repression or oppression in society people feel uncomfortable with it and will lash out. I am glad you are part of a movement to safely speak out.

Aramide Oikelome
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 15, 2016

Yea Marycait! 

World Pulse is a powerful movement of changemakers.

Together we can and we will.

Cheers!

Aramide 

Avera
Aug 01, 2016
Aug 01, 2016

Oh Yes dear, we are the change makers and will eventually bring the desired change.

I hope you feel very different and confident being with us after all these sisters have commented on your post; meaning, you are not alone and have shoulders to lean on for every and any issues you would like or want to share. 

Regards,

Avera

Aramide Oikelome
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 15, 2016

Yes Avera! I feel very confident and strong.

In fact, I feel greatly honoured to be part of this great family.

I feel like a powerhouse.

Thanks for your support.

In Sisterhood!

Aramide

JeanPaul Bahati
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

C'est bien, "disons que tout ce que vous faites pour moi sans moi, vous le faites quelque part contre moi". je crois que toute action que vous réaliserez pour l'intérêt de la femme en l'impliquant totalement conduira toujours à des réussites car ses contributions morales, physiques sera d'une importance capitale. sa participation compte plus. combattons et luttons ensemble pour aller de l'avant.

Natasha L
Feb 16, 2017
Feb 16, 2017

Dear sister Aramide -  Yes the culture of silence must stop.  I'm so honoured to be walking together with you as members of World Pulse.  Thank god for World Pulse.  Our voices will be heard. I support and admire you and the courageous work you do in your country of Nigeria.