Introducing myself and my journal: Breaking Free

Posted September 30, 2012 from Kuwait

About Me: A 27 year old lady who has been struggling, and is still struggling, to save my community as well as my direct family. The tradition of my country has given "parents" full authority on dealing with their children. There is no direct institution to speak to when the children are being abused, nor is there a housing facility for the abused. Many Kuwaiti youths are living in hell, because they are not allowed to "speak badly" about their parents. God forbid a young boy or girl should speak against their parents, they are forced to swallow the suffering even if it leads to death. If infact they speak out they find themselves cut off from society and regarded as a source of shame. The other scenario is that they would be on the streets since our multi-billion earning state has not provided its unfortunate citizens with a place to go for protection. Nor would they help in giving the abused financial support. They are TOTALLY under the mercy of the parents. Some of my friends have been tortured emotionally, and many of them have been physically abused as well. Of course we have a sound and reputable justice system. However, it takes several years for it to just "commence" . So what would become of the children during this period.

My Passions: Humanitarian Issues Horseback riding Drawing Fashion

My Vision for the Future: Saving lives by making a social change

Comments 1

  • mrbeckbeck
    Nov 13, 2012
    Nov 13, 2012

    Hello and welcome to our online community. You describe such a heart-breaking situation for the children in Kuwait. No child should have to endure physical and emotional abuse. I applaud the fact that you have chosen to break the silence on this issue here with our network.

    I would like to suggest that you take a look at our Getting Started Guide ( for advice on how to make the best use of the tools and resources available here. If you have other questions you can always feel free to contact me.

    Also, I want to invite you to participate in our digital action campaign to end violence against women. I think that your message of hope for children and youth in your country would be a powerful testimony to include in the chorus of voices. Please take a look at the instructions for how to participate in the campaign here:

    I look forward to hearing more from you soon. We do not have many members from your country, but I hope that you will be able to shine a light and educate me about the issues and innovative solutions that you see for change in your life.

    Thank you again for joining us! Kind regards,

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