Be born for live a life.

Posted February 8, 2011 from Japan

For UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet,

I thought woman was born for childbirth when I perceive myself I am a woman, then I had my first period at eleven and I also knew some peoples buy and sell many children same age, also knew Japanese man have to do with it. In past days, a Japanese politician sad this “woman is a machine for childbirth” so many people were angry it, but I thought it is truth, because high schoolgirls do not go to the university as high schoolboys about do, and it is still hard getting a job for woman. Sex discrimination is incorrigible, I think this reason that many people think woman was born for childbirth, and I also think so. But I am a human and a woman, I have a right for human being, and every woman also has it. We can study and get our living. I hope for the future it is every country’s sitting member, they are women by half in 2020, and the percentage of girl’s students who advance to higher education is 50% level up in 2015. Japanese men sometime say “woman is strong”. I think it is excuse for justification of sex discrimination. I also every human is strong, as man is strong as woman. I hope the world who can’t live off the backs of women and they were born for live there life.

Mayo Matsuo, Oita, Japan

As the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women officially begins its work this month, World Pulse is asking women worldwide: What is YOUR vision and recommendation for UN Women? We invite you to raise your voice by writing a letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet outlining your recommendation for how this new UN agency can truly affect change on the ground to promote gender equality and uphold the rights and needs of women both on a local and global scale. Learn more:

UN Women: Visions and Recommendations

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  • Jade Frank
    Feb 08, 2011
    Feb 08, 2011

    Dear Mayo,

    Thank you for participating in this campaign, by using your voice and speaking out for women in Japan and worldwide. Your letter is beautifully written and your voice is powerful!

    In the coming weeks, we will compile your letters and share your voices with the GEAR Campaign, who have been working closely with UN Women to ensure the inclusion of civil society groups, and through the PulseWire community, grassroots women leaders, as they set their agenda. We will also be sending your letters directly to Michele Bachelet and other senior leaders of the newly formed UN agency, to demonstrate the effectiveness for sourcing opinion, knowledge and needs from the global grassroots women's movement through our online community. Through this, we hope to open a portal for our community to have a direct line of influence within the UN Women agency.

    I will keep you updated on the progress of our campaign!

    In friendship and solidarity, Jade

  • mayo
    Feb 11, 2011
    Feb 11, 2011

    I’m so glad about I can participate in to change anything, and my letter is used! I am very excited it!

    Love mayo