Only 50% - 50% Can Balance the scale!

Azah Jackline Chey Epse Abai
Posted February 27, 2019 from Cameroon
Jackline & Bridgers Team
Awareness Raising Campaign, Jackline goes down to the Last Bush Community and talk to women and children under a WASH Project

There is the clarion international call to "better the balance" as the theme for 2019 International Women's Day goes. How can this balance feel better? who holds the keys to the scale? here are the answers: Me; You; Anyone any where. It starts with the inner man, the inner most African woman is clouded; bitter in silence; threaten and frighten - leading to timidity and so she shies away and dies day after day in an agony of ignorance. Oooh! the solution is just one person talking to another and another talking to the other, so the dare devil is disappointed. Fellow women, I crave your indulgence, pick up the challenge and talk to at least just one woman, tell her that she is not worthless but worthy; that she is able and not disabled; that the world needs her contribution; and that she has what it takes and that the time is now!

I do believe and strongly that the magic key to countering Gender Inequality; Gender Based Violence and pave a way for a Gender Balance and a Violence Against Women Free World, is NURTURING THE SELF CONFIDENCE OF GIRLS/WOMEN. In church encourage Her; In the Market give Her that push; at the stream tell Her some thing inspiring; in Her trauma and fear of the unknown tell Her she has Fundamental Rights well protected by the Law of which the world is very much aware. Leadership begins from the mind: becoming an entrepreneur; farmer or engage in any other economic activity all starts from the mind. The mind of women is the core to change, I therefore think we must all target the mindsets for all other changes/developments to follow.

  I am a survivor victim of low self esteem and so I speak with authority. I had a cloud in my heart; mind and thoughts that killed every aspiration I may ever want to think of, I thought I was not worthy to be human, thanks to exposure to friends and just by  strong words of optimism they redeemed me from the wilderness of hopelessness to a realistic world of opportunities in which I find myself today.

The little secret I have is this:  In order to balance the Gender scale, women must love and defend women, they must end violence against our fellow women. Women must stand tall to caution their fellow women to end the violence on another woman. All our concentrated actions will bring the men/boys  down to join our actions, and so the scale becomes balanced.

 

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Hello, Azah,

I agree women balances the scale, and we need each other to attain that equality. Thank you for sharing your empowering conviction.

Thank you so much Karen for your keen interest

Olutosin
Feb 28
Feb 28

You are absolutely correct. This is exactly what we are doing now and we must do it non-judgmentally. Women must embrace every woman and be ready to stand for one another. Only then can we achieve our goal.
Nobody is begging for 30% anymore.
50-50

Thank you Olutosin, you followed me quite keenly

Jill Langhus
Feb 28
Feb 28

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for sharing your empowering message and post. I agree with you, too. If all women were confident, and empowered... well, just wow, right? I'm glad you rose up through the adversity of low self esteem. I hear you! I'm glad that you are empowering as many women as possible, as it's so sorely needed, and it will be appreciated so much, too!

Good luck with your story submission! You may want to consider submitting this post for the new, "Change starts with a story" call for submissions, too: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/89833

Hope you have a great day!

Thank you so much Jill am very grateful especially for the link.

Jill Langhus
Mar 02
Mar 02

You're very welcome, dear!

Beth Lacey
Mar 17
Mar 17

Yes, we must all stand together to support and nurture

Lisbeth
Mar 26
Mar 26

Surely, I agree with you too all is in our hands.
Thanks for the highlight.

Mikaela Kate
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thank you for sharing Azah. Your words are poetry and your work hopeful. I also agree that by encouraging every woman to rise up is an action we all can take part in. Can you imagine a world of women, encouraging one another? what a world we create together!
Keep writing, your words influence. Much love to you.
Mikaela kate

Hello Ma'am Mikaela, thank you so much for taking off the time to read from me. I really appreciate your words of encouragement. Indeed I am an emerging poet, my first publication featuring 55 poems in number are on the way any time soon. info@bridgersngo.org Lets talk more!

Mikaela Kate
Jun 07
Jun 07

Wonderful to hear that you are published. The world is a better place for it! i will come say hi via email. many blessings
Mikaela