DIGGING A HOLE IN A FORTRESS
Talking about empowering women in a world where women are nothing, but followers and housekeepers is like digging a hole in a Fortified Fortress. It brings bruise, call for treats, insults and stigmatisation. Being a woman in itself is a challenge, add to it the face of a young lady aiming to give voice to other women and we have like “Le Mur de Berlin” raised in front of you to stop all action…
The work I have decided to undertake takes place in rural areas, there no education, no right, no thinking for women… what a pitiful condition for a living.
In those places empowering a woman means putting bad ideas in her mind, encouraging her to challenge the husband and disrespect him. It cannot be tolerated. And they are so used to it that they have accepted the fact and have no will of challenging the men. They better not try. No woman has the right to speak for herself she is under her husband wings, he decides what is good for the family, He says what need to be said and can even choose her friends and frequentation. Why? Simple answer: HE IS THE MAN.
Our aim is not to challenge and scare them more than they are. At least we try not to turn them into our enemies. In contrary we work to Overcoming the fear in men, get them to understand that their happiness and comfort at home depends on the way their wives feel. We know that a radiant woman is the most reliable partner a man can ever have. And that is what we try to pass on women and get their husbands understand. Some men really do help us, it makes the work cheerful and worth it at a point.
The first step, and the most important to me, is awareness of our situation and our decision to make a change or improve it. Once this is achieved, once the women take that basic step, they believe in themselves and method and plan to transformation, though with scrape, comes like spring water. Then you can face any difficulty or challenge because the willing is there.
As I have read all the time on PulseWire, it starts with one bold action and a full program or action is engaged. I find it inspirational. Learning, sharing, encouraging each other, suggesting is like a push to say well done or we are almost there. It gives consciousness to what is happening and we don’t feel alone in an overwhelming battle. Feeling others around even from 1000, 3000, 6000 miles is a reliable support, moral support. It is a team work all around the globe and we need these occasional pats on the back from our teammates. We need the community of WorldPulse for the Pulse it gives to women’s heart.