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Letter of hopes!


Executive Director, UN WOMEN
Firstly, I would like to congratulate and wish you all the best with lots of hopes!!
I am Ms Usha K.C. from Nepal where the peace process has still been going on after ten years of civil-war. Currently, I am preparing for my thesis (Masters, Sociology) on the topic of "Violence against women/girls”.

This time I have been festinated by the happiness due to getting the chance to write this letter to you.
Women violence is now global burning issue and it’s being rooted deeply day by day. In every aspect such as at home, working area, public vehicle, community, everywhere, women become a victim of violence.
Nepal naturally very beautiful but due to patriarchal value based society the situation of the half of its population are still taking their breath with lots of pain and they are compelled to take their tear back due to violence against them. Violence not only occur on uneducated but highly educated also have been became victim. The whole society has been affected by the patriarchal norms values, and some time religious beliefs also play the vital role. Each day any women has been tolerating the pain of violence and remaining silent to report because her voice has less chance to be heard just because of discriminatory attitude. Men always feel superior to women and women cannot take part in decision-making process with in family as well as community. Subordinated life is another women’s obligation so that she always feel she is just the means of reproduction and the unpaid labor for household work.

Although the new constitution provides for equality for all there is still discrimination which helps to make the good environment for occurring of many forms of violence against women. The most common forms of violence occurring in my country are: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,CHILD MARRIGE,POLYGAMY,WITCHCRAFT ,DOWRY RELATED,SEXUAL HARRESMENT,RAPE(marital and non marital),GIRLS TRAFFICKING,UNEQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK,WIFE BATTERING,WIDOWS RELATED VIOLENCE( as they are taken as unlucky during any social function),SELECTIVE ABORTION and FORCE CONCEPTION.

Violence against women has been crossing its climax day by day. Selective abortion has been killing the countless girls before their birth. After birth, are facing the terrified life every day. Family prefers son as they are taken as a regulator of heredity. In education, diet, dresses and freedom there is immense discrimination between daughter and son and by this discriminative behavior girls became mentally suppressed.
Every journey becomes agitated for girls in public vehicle as they face unwanted touches over their body. In working area also they get troublesome due to sexual harassment.
Hundred of our sisters are being trafficked to neighboring country India’s cities. They have been sold by their own husband, uncle and other relatives. Many girls are forced to marry. After marriage, women should bear the many forms of violence either mentally or physically. Violence can be related to dowry, marital rape, unwanted conception, reproductive rights and so on. Women most follow the rule and order given by husband/and other members of In-law’s house otherwise she should bear the lots of cry of pain.
Helpless, poor and aged women taken as witchcraft and they get the physically and mentally punishment by the community.

I became very much worried and make my eyes moist when I read the news regarding violence in newspaper or become informed by other means. I always think how I can play the role to renovation this pathetic situation of women. Until this violence alive no development is taken place. It’s the most challenging issue and we must stop violence against women for balance, justice and development.
Now, I have germinated some seeds of hope by conveying this letter in front of you.
Thank you very much for providing your valuable time!!
With lots of hopes
Ms Usha K.C.
Bhimeshwor-13, Dolakha

As the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women officially begins its work this month, World Pulse is asking women worldwide: What is YOUR vision and recommendation for UN Women? We invite you to raise your voice by writing a letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet outlining your recommendation for how this new UN agency can truly affect change on the ground to promote gender equality and uphold the rights and needs of women both on a local and global scale.
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Sarvina's picture

Wonderful Letter

Dear Usha,

Thanks for sharing your powerful letter to us! I can feel how much pain for our women who are facing with violence coz same in my country - not only poor families but also rich families who get the violence from their husbands. In Cambodia, also high educated people who use violence in their families and it's the same in Nepal. Through your letter I am clear now with the issues which are occurring in Nepal. Your letter will be reached to Executive Director MICHELLE BACHELETE UN WOMEN.



Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

usha kc's picture

Hey dear, thank you very

Hey dear,
thank you very much for your compliments. Women and girls whatever they belong; higher education,strong economy,high caste has equal chance to became a victim of violence. We all women most make our voice united and loud for change.
and no doubt worldpulse has been playing an indispensable role for making a common forum to hold our hand together.

keep touching

jadefrank's picture


Dearest Usha,

Thank you for participating in this campaign, by using your voice and speaking out for women of Nepal, and being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Your letter is so powerful!

In the coming weeks, we will compile your letters and share your voices with the GEAR Campaign, who have been working closely with UN Women to ensure the inclusion of civil society groups, and through the PulseWire community, grassroots women leaders, as they set their agenda. We will also be sending your letters directly to Michele Bachelet and other senior leaders of the newly formed UN agency, to demonstrate the effectiveness for sourcing opinion, knowledge and needs from the global grassroots women's movement through our online community. Through this, we hope to open a portal for our community to have a direct line of influence within the UN Women agency.

I will keep you updated on the progress of our campaign!

In friendship and solidarity,

usha kc's picture

Dear Jade, Namaste It's

Dear Jade,
It's my pleasure to have your words of support and thank you for providing yor valuable time to read my letter.
I do salute to worldpulse for providing us a great chance to be participated in GEAR Campaign.

I love to hear from you always.

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