MY DEFINITION OF SECURITY

Obisakin Busayo
Posted September 23, 2018 from Nigeria
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Security to me is getting justice, having access to justice. Women and girls having access to justice when molested, abused and misused. I am looking forward to a world where women and girls can freely express their mind without fear and intimidation. A world where abused, victims of rape and harassment can freely report their abusers and they are not blamed and stigmatized whether in the law court, in the community or in their family. I am tired of hearing the usual phrase “You caused it” to a girl that was raped, molested or harassed that should be consoled, cared for, show all the love in the world and her abuser to be sent to gal low or castrated. I am so tired of hearing You caused it, you should have been more submissive to a wife that was almost beating to death by the person she called her husband when that good for nothing husband should be dealt with severely to pay for his misconduct. We are in the world where even fathers abused their own daughters sexually and yet the daughter and her mother are blamed for the weakness and wickedness of the useless father and husband. Stopping all these aberrations is what Security means to me. 

I have an idea. Developing the agency of a woman with having access to internet could give a woman voice, assurance of the powers embedded in her and the courage to create the life she want for herself. Having "Agency Delivery Center" in Nigeria and all countries of the world where women and girls could find their voices, live their dreams and create the life they want without any fear or intimidation would promote the security of women round the world. I am trained to do this and I want my sister to rally round me to start the scaling pilot of this innovation in Nigeria. Join me to build "Agency Delivery Center" in Nigeria where Nigeria women and girls would freely speak out against culture of silence that has been plaquing them and has been exposing them to dangers on daily bases.

At the center, women and girls would develop their agency through Agency Based Empowerment Workshops developed 33 years ago by Gail Straub and David Gershon of Empowerment Institute. There will be access to internet and there would be opportunities for Holiday Boot Camp for women and girls round the year to be part of the empowerment workshops.

https://youtu.be/mOOhFUprifg

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

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Jill Langhus
Sep 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

Hi Busayo,

Thanks for sharing your great photos, passionate video and corresponding story. I LOVE your idea! Do you have a fundraiser link to share? If so, I will share on my FB and Twitter. I would also suggest posting your idea on the WP "Resources" page to ensure that even more people see it.
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/my-pulse/resources

Good luck with your story submission!

Hope you have a great day:-)

Obisakin Busayo
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Thank you so much Jill!! I will so much appreciate that
Love
Busayo

Jill Langhus
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

You're very welcome, dearest:-) You got it!

Can't wait to hear more about your idea and see it unfold, too!

Tarke Edith
Sep 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

Hi Busayo
Thank you for adding your voice to combat this aspects of insecurity which is mostly suffered by women keep on sister

Obisakin Busayo
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Thank you Tarke for your encouragement

Corine Milano
Oct 31, 2018
Oct 31, 2018

Busayo, as always, your passion and fire are so evident here. I appreciate your conviction and that you are speaking the truth! Your video is a powerful statement and a powerful definition of security. I am with you, 100%, and I do hope you find what you need to make this center a reality. It is needed! And you are just the person to make it happen! I wonder if you have spoken with other World Pulse sisters in Nigeria about how you might go about making this happen together?

Obisakin Busayo
Nov 07, 2018
Nov 07, 2018

Thank you so much for your encouragement Corine. We the World Pulse sisters in Nigeria have spoken several times and I have always shared my vision with them. some of our sisters have helped our victims at one time or the other in their own capacity. For example Sister Praise have helped our victims to publicized their cases many times without any cost which has helped us to attract the attention of the necessary authorities in those cases.
I really appreciate you my Sister

Corine Milano
Nov 13, 2018
Nov 13, 2018

This is so good to hear, Busayo. And I hope to hear more about your collaborations and the results they are yielding for your community!

Feka
Mar 11
Mar 11

Always doing great things. You are a strong woman

Keep doing it sister busayo...

Bettina Amendi
Mar 30
Mar 30

Great Initiative,Busayo.Keep itvup.