Recently during my last mission in the northern part of my country, I am very moved by seeing women who are not yet counted among the 20 millions Malagasy people. They have not birth certificate or national identity card. They do not know the existence and importance of these documents. Moreover, they do not know other places, only their villages
and hamlets bordering. The roads are almost inaccessible even on foot. Residents flee into the forest, when they see foreigners they hided in jungle. They are still illiterate.
Imagine those women who are forced to submit under the grip of men. They must accept the rules of the game imposed by society. It's sad to see three women with the same husband. They and their children are mandated to satisfy the needs of the man. They are required to keep a healthy relationship and no hard feelings despite the rivalry in love.
The most of virgins are already booked by the old rich men, perverse.
face to these bad attitude, I can not keep idle. What is my challenge? It’s clear: to help women in such situations, developing centers of education and training. These centers provide the installation of their project for example. We need to create jobs for women to help them to have more independent. As we all know it's addictive, especially financial, which is one of the greatest weakness allowing men to dominate women.
Personally, the work will not be easy due to lack of money and resources and above all due to restrictions by local customs that have the same values as the laws and finally the opposition made by local authorities such as mayors or Deputies. They are afraid that we would exceed the political (a misplaced idea) and we denounce these evil practices vis-à-vis the population, especially against women and girls.
By studying the feasibility of my challenge, the journey is still long. However, I am optimistic because everything is possible when we have courage to do it. We must proceed progressively and step by step. First we start with the awareness of women. Then, change the behavior of each one. Finally, concrete actions with private organizations and with the government through the ministry. Actions that help them to emancipate or to break free.
Communication is important in the empowerment of women, so I think platforms like Pulsewire are one of the most effective ways to overcome obstacles in my challenge. The reason is simple we can exchange ideas, advices and maybe to find partners for its realization.
I summarize: women need to break the silence if we really want to start a new vision of our life.
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