WE NEED PEACE IN ORDER TO LIVE

Tarke Edith
Posted October 9, 2018 from Cameroon

 

When Peace is leading the way, Insecurity will definitely go away.

-This is what peace means to me; it means living a peaceful life free from violence and insecurity, political crises, climate change, diseases, amongst others, and peacefully carrying on our daily activities and obligations.

-When there is peace in our homes, we live in harmony and love with each other and we do things together without disagreements. But today, insecurity and violence has a negative impact in our lives, with woman suffering the most.

-When a woman lacks security and peace, it affects the household making things not to go on peacefully at home. So for peace and security to prevail at home, we need to live in love and harmony with each other.

-Gender base violence is a serious human right problem in the society today because the rights of women are continually violated through sexual harassments like rape and others, and also when women are not recognized in the society, and also when men see women as people who have no right in decision making, there is bound to be no peace at home.

-Our homes will be in peace if the reverse of the above mentioned is implemented, as the saying goes; charity begins at home. It will be implemented in our families, countries and to the world at large. Then our future will be secured.

-Because peace was not looked into, insecurity has taken the upper hand in the society today, and is creating a negative impact in the world today. Homes, families and country are fighting each other.

-I am writing with fear because I am highly affected as a woman. I know what all the women are going through in our country today because of the Southern Cameroon Crisis. Women are using grass as sanitary towels (pads), put to birth under trees without medical care, some raped, some sexually abuse because their husbands have been killed and the consequences is unwanted pregnancy. Pregnant women are shot on the stomach some shot with children on their back some burnt in bushes with their children. Some are sleeping in the bushes with their children beside them.  While their husbands killed, kidnapped some force to join the separatist fighters.

-Despite the cry of our peace crusader in Cameroon Barrister Nico Halle our leaders are much more concern with campaign and election.

-This is how lack of peace and insecurity has impacted our homes families and countries today. There is rape, hunger, unwanted pregnancy, lost of homes, jobs and lost of husband and children.  This is how insecurity will affect our future; there will high rate of sexually transmissible diseases, starvation, single parenthood, unemployment and homelessness.

-To conclude I will say that when our voices are joined together in this platform it will go a long way to solve this problem.

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

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Jill Langhus
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Hi Edith,

I hear you, dear. So much needless suffering, violence and sorrow in your lovely country:-( I hope things turn around for the better soon, for not only your sake, but all the other citizens there.

Thanks for sharing your story. Good luck with your story submission!

Tarke Edith
Oct 10, 2018
Oct 10, 2018

Hi Jill
Thank you sister for encouraging me indeed we are in pain and suffering right now l am not in my house because of too much gun shot around our environment l and my children have live the and we are staying with my sister who is far from the road side

Jill Langhus
Oct 10, 2018
Oct 10, 2018

Hi Edith,

You're welcome, dear. I'm sorry that you are in pain and suffering:( I hope it will end soon for all of you. I'm glad that you and your children are safe, though. Do take care...

Ngala Nadege
Dec 12, 2018
Dec 12, 2018

Thanks for sharing sis. The situation is really bad how I wish all these suffering could end.

Hello, sis Edith,

It's true, we need to amplify our voices so we can be heard. We need peace today more than ever.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on peace and security.