Poverty Hits Women Worst
Everyone is talking about this, but it is one thing to know about it, and another completely different to live with it, or to have lived with it. Poverty, in my view, should not be looked at as "a social happening". Instead, it should be faced as three things: A social and individual disease, a violation of human rights, and violence in its simplest form.
Changing our vision of poverty will be easier now that a lot of work is being done to achieve the millenium goals, but we need to raise awareness about this. Time is running out and we need to begin the work of treating poverty and the poor in a different manner. Feeling just sorry for the poor women will not free them from its chains. Working to give them the chance to cure themselves from the disease, asking the governments to stop the violation of human rights through poverty and campaigning to eradicate violence in our societies (which is the basic poverty) sure will have a direct impact in women's lives.
To cure yourself from the disease of poverty, when you are poor, you must realize you need help, as the first step. Your second step must be to search for new ways of life that include the word CARING. The disease of poverty makes people careless. They stop caring about themselves and their own future, and they begin to accept living in poverty as if they were condemned to do it because they commited some kind of crime. The help can come from friends, family, and/or institutions. Anyone or anything that helps you build confidence in life and yourself again, will be a great help.
When you begin your work to heal from the disease of poverty, you will realize that money, to stay with you, needs to be carefully and well managed. Avoiding poverty is a right that you have, please use it. Get away from poverty, and get away from violence and lack of care.
Watch this video. It explains the situation of many women in the world, and helps us to raise awareness about this terrible situation. We need to be the soldiers against poverty. Each of us can help, through different activities. I invite you to choose yours and make a commitment in your life to be a soldier against this terrible disease.