My story may not be one that intrigues the world,but it made me realize that there are Girls out there in the world who need someone who will stand up for them.Am determined to reach out to a girl each day one at a time. She has to have a voice and a life

lizzymark
Posted October 27, 2019 from Nigeria

Every Girl deserves the right to be who she is created to be. She is not less,not weak she has a will and has a purpose, she has the right to live and choose who she wants to be. When mothers are given voices they will be able to stand and speak up for their daughters. My mother stood up for me. She made sure I did not just go to school but to one of the best in my community. In my community girls are second class they are machines used for hard labour, sex and child production. Yet neglected, abused and insignificant for any societal value. My father growing up in this same society held onto same belief ,his older brother said to my mom when I was born that she had given birth to a prostitute. From that moment she said,she made a decision to protect and do whatever was needful to present the opposite of what my Uncle said I was. When it was time for my education my dad refused to give me any proper attention but my mum kept insisting. I recall moment she had to go against every rule and oder that prohibited women standing against the authority and leadership of their husbands,quarrelling and refusing to follow his orders to make sure I had an education and a good one. She made sure he paid my fee and she took up the responsibility of caring for my other needs. She struggle until I got a degree. Today I am a graduate I owe it to her courage and resilience. When women are empowered it will serve as their voice and they can do just anything with that voice. I stand for the Woman and for the Girl child. I celebrate her each day. And am making the difference for one each day at a time until every girl child finds her voice. My mom made sure after my NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) I took my complete Uniform to my Uncle and gave it to him as an evidence of my victory over girl child discrimination. I am the first female graduate of my family and clang "The power of the woman".

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Tarke Edith
Oct 27
Oct 27

Hi Lizzy
Thanks for sharing your story with us .
I am happy you have made up your mind to stand up for the girls in your community .
Keep up sister your are going to succeed by the help of your sisters here on world pulse .
Love you sis

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

An glad to know I have sisters who are standing with me here. Thank you.

Anita Shrestha
Oct 27
Oct 27

Welcome in the WP. Thank you for sharing this amazing things. You need to care whoever care you. you are great to be voice raiser

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thank you Anita.

Jill Langhus
Oct 28
Oct 28

Hello Dear Lizzy,

Congrats on sharing your first post, dear! Wow! What a wonderfully, inspiring post, dear! Kudos to your mom, and you, for all that you've accomplished thus far. You rock!! I can't wait to hear about what your mission and work are. Do you have a NGO? Please keep up your great work and spreading the news across the land that girls and women are strong, equal and deserving of everything that boys and men have!

Hope you're having a great week!

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thank you for the encouragement. Yes I have an NGO its called Beauty For Ashes International. We we have been working in communities supporting girls who have been neglected because of their gender and those who dropped out of school because they got pregnant and are now single mom's caring for their children and themselves. We've not been registered yet we are now working on that. Together we are possible.

Jill Langhus
Oct 30
Oct 30

You're very welcome!

Thanks for sharing! I've liked your page now on FB. Are you also on Twitter? That's a great mission!

I'm looking forward to hearing more about it!!

lizzymark
Oct 30
Oct 30

Thank you for the interest in us.am not on Twitter yet.

Jill Langhus
Nov 01
Nov 01

You're very welcome, dear. Oh, okay.

Hope you have a great weekend!

maeann
Oct 28
Oct 28

Welcome to World Pulse Lizzy. Here your voice is heard. Your story is your power.

Continue to be a voice. Continue to stand as a brave woman.

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thank you Maeann.

maeann
Oct 29
Oct 29

Youre welcome :)

Lisbeth
Oct 28
Oct 28

Hi Lizzy,
It's good to have another Lizzy in the team. Lizzie's are not easy ooo, they are strong and courageous beings haha.
You are welcome to this our platform and a big congrats on letting all out, speaking up to uplift another sister, mother and friends.
I can't agree less with you. A big congrats and keep soaring dear. I look forward to hearing more from you.
Greetings

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thanks name sake,we are not easy I agree we are go getters.

Lisbeth
Oct 29
Oct 29

Haha :-)

lizzymark
Nov 06
Nov 06

Yea

Hello, Lizzy,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy that another voice from Nigeria is rising up.

Wow, your mother is a warrior! And you are a warrior's daughter! All the best to you, dear. Your future looks bright. I look forward to reading more of your stories.

We are happy you are here. Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thank you Karen. I won't let mothers and other sisters down.we will stand for and with them.

You’re welcome, dear. That’s the spirit.

I’m curious how did you learn about World Pulse?

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

A friend of mine Keturah Shama a world pulse ambassador introduced me to it about two years ago but I did not take it serious until now.

Oh, that's great! Yes, we know her. We are happy you finally decided to join. :)

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thank you all,together we will take the girl child to her destination.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Oct 29
Oct 29

You are a strong Girl.I am so happy for you and May God Almighty bless your mother.Your uncle is a demonstration of the African Patriarchal Society.
Through my organization Women and Girl Child Capabilities and Empowerment Organization(www.wgcceeo.org).We develop the capabilities of the Girl Child and our slogan The Future Belongs to the Girl Child.
Please read about us and like us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/@wgcceo.
Follow me back
I hope to keep reading from you.

lizzymark
Oct 29
Oct 29

You are right dear,but together we will stand until the girl child is known and heard.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Lizzy,
Thank you for sharing your post. Keep on doing what your doing. looking forward to more of your posts.
Have a blessed day.

lizzymark
Nov 06
Nov 06

Thank you Nita.

Marie Abanga
Oct 30
Oct 30

Oh my,
Congratulations Lizzy and glad you took your uniform to that uncle of yours. Your goals are so soulful, I wish you all the best with them.
Marie

lizzymark
Oct 30
Oct 30

Thank you Marie,am glad I did

ANJ ANA
Oct 31
Oct 31

Dear Lizzy,
How powerful you are... congratulations for proving yourself and being the first female graduate of your family and clang. You are absouloutely true that when women are empowered it will serve as their voice and they can do just anything with that voice.
I wish you the very best for every success in your life my sister. Keep shining and rising.
Love and regards, anjana

lizzymark
Nov 06
Nov 06

Thanks a lot for the encouragement

kibu
Oct 31
Oct 31

Your mother sounds like an incredible woman. Thank you for this story and the incredible perseverance that you and your Mother show.

lizzymark
Nov 06
Nov 06

Thank you Kibu,we are moving on

Spiritedsoul
Nov 02
Nov 02

Hi Lizzie,
Thank you for sharing your story, you are courageous and strong. Your mum also has a Brazilian spirit, and you have taken after her in that regard.
Welcome and I look forward to reading more from you!
Hugs,
Jess.

lizzymark
Nov 06
Nov 06

Thank you sis,much hugs

bijingsi78
Nov 03
Nov 03

Helloo lizzy
Thanks for sharing your story my dear. Yes lets forge ahead to promote girls and womens right for a better world.thanks for sharing your story my dear

lizzymark
Nov 06
Nov 06

Thanks dear