Happy women's day

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted March 8, 2020 from Cameroon
Today I celebrate African women. We are no longer ending at the fire place. We will cease all opportunities for empowerment

Growing up as a little girl we were made to understand that the place of a woman was in the kitchen. She would spend all her days doing house chores and then in and out of the kitchen preparing meals. We loved spending time with them in the kitchen as we were sure of good food. We would sit by the fireplace and listen to African tales and ridles.. Sometimes we would love to spend the night on the bamboo beds in the kitchen were it was always warm. The word empowerment was a taboo as according to men it meant competition with them as the head of the family. They hated the 8th of March as they they dreamt and prayed that women should always be relegated to the background. 

Today the trend has changed. Women are being encouraged to cease all opportunities to empower themselves. 

Happy Women day to all my World Pulse sisters. This is truly where I belong. Today I celebrate this network of women who are so so committed, devoted and always ready to encourage each other. 

Women with plenty of knowledge from whom I learn everyday from the experiences. 

Today I celebrate our first step from staying in the fireplace all day to the journey and hope of empowering ourselves with digital skills that would transform our lives. 

It is a must do, it is a good choice and we must involve our children especially the girl child as the journey to a better future for them is now. I am committed to join the campaign of #SheTransformstech

 

 

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Hannah B
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hello Regina!
Thank you for sharing this lovely post - I love the image that you paint of spending time with the women of the family in the kitchen together.
And I agree - it is so important to involve the children in empowerment and creating a new world, and especially the girls!
Happy Women's Day to you, and I look forward to reading more posts from you.
Warm regards,
Hannah

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 08
Mar 08

Thanks sister Hannah. Thanks for always encouraging. I love the sisterhood.

Jill Langhus
Mar 09
Mar 09

Hello Dear Regina,

How are you doing? I love the photo, too:-) I'm so glad the trend is changing, and I'm glad that you're part of it, and World Pulse.... we celebrate you, too, dear!

XX

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 09
Mar 09

Thanks Jill,
Doing great and staying safe. Thanks for always encouraging me. Thanks for celebrating me

Jill Langhus
Mar 11
Mar 11

You're very welcome, dear. Great to hear:-)

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 09
Mar 09

Thanks Regina for sharing these images that reminiscence our growing up it is great though to have migrated from the fireplace into embracing technology. The entire essence of our celebrating the woman today

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Mar 09
Mar 09

Welcome Regina to World Pulse to learn ALL grand things about the women we admire here as well and draw strength from. Happy International Women's Day EVERYDAY!
Women are the backbones of society and nations. We all know this including men in Africa and everywhere else but unfortunately the world is pretty much male dominated. The time is too long overdue and yes we are educating women and inspiring girls in leadership development in many educational fields. I. too stand with you to not only celebrate change but to help BE about change to assist beautiful women like you! Happy International Women 's Day. Thanks for sharing.

Sis Queen

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thanks my dear sister

Anita Shrestha
Mar 09
Mar 09

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thanks sister Anita

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Mar 10
Mar 10

Your very welcome,

Sis Queen

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Mar 13
Mar 13

Dear Regina
This is lovely.Truly women have to be empowered and have their voice heard in decision making.Happy women's day too sister
Love
In sisterhood
Veronica
Cameroon

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Mar 13
Mar 13

Dear Regina
Happy Women's Day and thank you for having us at heart.Truly women have to cease their place and be empowered in decision making.
Love
In sisterhood
Veronica
Cameroon