Unbelievably empowered creatures..

Samia Dowla
Posted October 16, 2014 from Bangladesh

Remember my article on a girl who was being tortured by her husband.? Well, this short update is actually on her. She came to me few days back. Her husband tried to kill her. She was scared. She told me that she can't live without her daughter, that's why she won't leave that man. I couldn't understand what to say. So I told her mother to call me that night. Meanwhile I communicated with some NGOs who deal with these cases. But she never called. I don't know what's going on. The worst part is that guy started taking drugs and they don't want to inform anything to the police. She or her mother, no body is taking steps to stop this continuous torture.

What a life! I just can't get the point that in the same world why we have so different situations. For example, I'm concerned if my husband is talking to me properly. Actually I'm even noticing the tone. And if it is a bit high or rough I start feeling uncomfortable. But at the same time, not so far away is a girl or many girls who have to be feel insecure for their lives! These girls are happy if they get to eat 3 times a day. Still why God has to be so rude to them? The girl I'm talking about was poor. She didn't have a proper place to live. One of her neighbors was taking advantage of her condition and started to impose himself on her. That's when she got married to her now husband to get rid of that neighbor. According to her, this was the biggest mistake. It seems like the unbelievably empowered creature was so powerless that she jumped into fire to save herself from water and now don't even have the courage to take any action to come out of that ever burning fire. What a pity!!

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  • Ashley Turner
    Oct 17, 2014
    Oct 17, 2014

    I read your last post on this. I'm very sad to hear that this is what the situation has led too. I'm thankful that you are there for her as support and that you are working with NGO's knowledgeable in domestic violence issues. I hope to hear that your next update is a turn of events for the better. It is important to share your voice on this matter and your concern for other women in your community. The first step is starting the conversation and you are doing just that. I hope you are proud of the effort you are taking to positively change the women's life as well as bring awareness to this subject. Although it may feel like it and you may get discouraged at times, that is no small feat!

    Best wishes, Ashley

  • Cali gal Michelle
    Oct 20, 2014
    Oct 20, 2014

    This story is so heartbreaking, but I am very glad you shared the follow-up with us. We need to hear and know the truth and that this is real life for many people. You are making a difference by caring enough to try finding help and resources for her, and by being her voice!

    Have you received any helpful information from any of the NGO's? Have you looked at the resource page here on World Pulse? International Justice Mission out of Washington D.C. may have resources for you, as they work to rescue women and girls from abusive and illegal situations. www.ijm.org

    Holding out hope-

  • Yvette Warren
    Feb 26, 2015
    Feb 26, 2015

    I am serving as an ambassador to the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 

    The purpose of this event is to create harmony, not necessarily agreement, among the spiritual voices on our shared earth.

    I would very much like to bring the harmony of World Pulse voices with me. I am planning an event of One Billion Rising http://www.onebillionrising.org/ in conjunction with the Women's Initative at the parliament. Please look at the attached link and let me know if you'd like to add your voice.


    Continue being a blessing in our shared universe.