In a country like Nigeria where life is very hard for single mothers, abused women, and rural women—the majority of our target group—how can we help the women to take off comfortably after our training?
Last week, I was at a hostel for orphaned young women in Chennai, teaching them ways to stay safe, to keep their bodies safe, and how to respond to violence in the event that they find themselves in the middle of it.
I am on a mission to educate and empower girls in rural communities. This, I do through offering scholarships to underprivileged girls and most importantly, creating what we call Girls' Lead Clubs in rural secondary school…
Domestic violence makes me sick! Each punch, pinch, kick, slap, hitting with a fist, thrashing with a cane, heavy blow, verbal attack, denial of my rights, and rejection feels like a sword piercing under my ribs.
“I am the present and the future. But soon will be part of the past. I want to be as a seed for young girls in the world to let them know we need to transform this present to be able to get a new future. The future we want. The future we deserve.”
“I am a survivor of domestic violence. I survived gender-based violence from left, right and centerand I have decided to turn my struggle into a success story for other women in my community. Ending violence against women is a task that must be done; for other women and girls, for my daughters, and for me too.”
“There is just no time to give up on my quest to rewrite the stories of grassroots women whose position, needs, concerns, rights, roles and responsibilities are undermined in environmental protection and natural resource stewarding.”
“I desire to address what limits persons with disabilities other than asking questions like “what is wrong with them? I am devoted to championing for the improvement of lives of the less privileged who live on the edges of society.”