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The economic and social environment I live in, everyday people have to think who decides who gets what, who decides who will get education, who decides who eats what, who decides who has a shelter and who live under open sky regardless of what the weather is like. There are million other questions come in our minds, however, out thoughts end with questions but does not continue to a solution. We take it for granted when we see people beg outside or to have a meal people bear such loads that are double their weight or a woman is being beaten by the in-laws. Our thoughts are manipulated is such a way that we blindly believe these problems will always continue forever and they are so complex that we cannot solve these. Additionally, we end of thinking about coming out of these issues believing that there are enormous issues happening around us, how many of them can we actually stop?
There are thousands other women in this world who are being exploited every day in many ways, but they silently endure all intolerable events since they do not have the rights or even if often some women wants to protest, they do not do so thinking of the consequences as many other factors are related to that.
I have first realized all these facts when I was doing a group project as a part of my assignment, on gender discrimination a few years ago. I was shocked and overwhelmed seeing women’s miseries that were happening just “outside the window.” The case I have worked with made me view my community and life from a very different approach. I have seen a woman suffered and had to take responsibilities of her and her kids’ after the husband left her. She was a subject to early marriage and gave birth to babies at a very young age. When she was diagnosed with tuberculosis, she was kicked out of her in-laws house. Further, she would be beaten by the husband when wanted to go back to the family. The situation was not as easy from her aspect since there were very less possibilities of work for her and she needed treatment. She walked from door to door to find a job with sick health and to feed the kids. This is just one of many cases how women are being discriminated in our community and how they do not have ways to overcome. There are many similar issues happening around us where women cannot raise their voices for their rights. I would not be in the situation I am in now if my mother or grandmothers tolerated discriminations and did not speak for our rights. And this is what inspired me to raise voice for those discriminated women, and I believe World Pulse is one of the big communities where we not only speak for ourselves but also for those who cannot speak for themselves.