WOMAN ONE PERSON'S ARMY

valem
Posted January 10, 2021 from Tanzania

 

Several times I heard words from the community that a woman is to be guided and has no chance to lead,This statement kept my consciousness for a long time when the right time came I realized it was one of the ways in which the patriarchy was planning to undermine the power that a woman has if she is given leadership.

To get rid of the negative thoughts of incompetence I started tracking women leaders and in households where women and men are equal in the division of responsibilities,Tanzanian vice president mama Samia suluhu, education minister Joyce Ndalichako  and health minister Ummy Mwalimu  guide  me from failure to victory.they answered the question that a woman is a one-man army by looking at the responsibilities she has but is willing to fulfill them all.

I started the neighborhood where I live by encouraging women to have a support group in times of trouble and comfort,where every week we met to discuss and find solutions to the challenges we face as well as to save a small amount of money for health. I succeeded to a large extent the response was positive.I saw the power of persuasion I had put under the bed and I got the idea to go to high school and I got a chance no one said you are a woman you can't.

I realized that if a woman is empowered the following results will be seen in the world

  1. love, peace, tranquility, humility, unity and solidarity
  2. growth in household output
  3. baby girl and boys get basic needs equally
  4. There will be no child marriage
  5. No gender disparity at household, community as well as nation

action plan for women Empowerment

  • Encourage women that they can,let her feel she is special and strong (Community have to do so)
  • Shut Down Negativity Lift women up by taking a stance against negative comments online, at the office, in school, and wherever you go. Combat negativity by promoting body positivist, intelligence, and authenticity. Don’t be afraid to shut down negativity directly and honestly, your fellow females will appreciate you, Social media has opened the floor for men, and sometimes other women to circulate negative comments about women’s appearances( the government,agency of human rights and community at large)
  • Advocate for Female Colleagues For example, if you see them experiencing unfair treatment in a meeting, or on a paycheck, say something.Women must work together to empower one another in the workplace. Work as a positive and powerful team, and you’ll make things move.( government,community)
  • Having access to clean water in rural areas women travel long distances to find unsafe water so it prevents them from engaging in developmental activities but is dangerous to their health. along the way they may encounter rapists or wild animals (government and other agency)
  • Fight against injustice Stand up for women’s rights ( government,community and other agency)
  • Say thank you, give and accept compliments, and help out the women around you. Show the women in your life how much you appreciate them by sending a thank you card, giving them a compliment, or simply telling them what they mean to you.(community me and you)

     

 

 

 

This story was submitted in response to Her Power. Our Power..

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Shruti Singh
Jan 10
Jan 10

Dear Valem,
Kudos to you for taking an initiative of bringing women of your locality together and trying to make a mark towards women empowerment.
Power to you and to all the women involved with you!

valem
Jan 11
Jan 11

Thanks dear sister

Nini Mappo
Jan 11
Jan 11

Dear Valem,
I like how you put it, that when you reached out in leadership where others had not ventured in your community, no one said you are a woman and therefore they will not give you a chance. On top of the important road map/action plan for women empowerment, I see your demonstration of leadership here as encouraging us all to keep pushing, keep knocking at doors of leadership in readiness to step in when the door opens!

Good on you for this movement you have created. You are creating change makers--those girls listening to you are the Valems of tomorrow, and will step into leadership in your footsteps!!

valem
Jan 11
Jan 11

Dada nini asante
my face shines with your message of encouragement. from the first word I started with a smile and ended with a laugh all the teeth appeared. you have made the day shine. Yes sister its tomorrow valem a lot of them
I cover you with the blood of Jesus to protect you and bless your handwork.
Valem

Hello, Valem,

I am so proud of what you are doing and for stepping up into leadership and partner with the leaders in your community to train women and girls. I hope they can join World Pulse one day, too! Congratulations to you, dear sister. Keep up the great work!

valem
Jan 12
Jan 12

sister Karen how are you?
thank you for your words that always open a new page for me
stay safe

Susu Mohamed
Jan 14
Jan 14

Dear Valem,
how are you,
I loved the way you are doing activities with your community appreciate to support them.
Best Regards,
Sister Susu

valem
Jan 15
Jan 15

Hello sister Susu
How are you thank you for your appreciation

Susu Mohamed
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear valerie,
I am fine alhamdulilah,
You are welcome.
Regards
Susu

Beth Lacey
Jan 18
Jan 18

Very wise advice

Jan 19
Jan 19
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valem
Jan 19
Jan 19

thank you sister

Meredith Kaknevicius

Valem, Your courage to lead helps other women find theirs. Thank you for your story.

valem
Feb 02
Feb 02

Dear Meredith
Thank you for your comment stay blessed