My vision: Equity to all
She wakes up in very sharp morning. She then clean the house, goes to tap to fetch the water, cooks food for family, serve them first and takes herself if something remain in pot. She makes her husband and children’s things prepared for school and office. She goes to graze the cattle, cuts grasses, and collects firewood. She then makes her family member happy with delicious snacks. She again gets engaged for preparing supper, then serves, cleans and makes bed ready. After all her time passes doing all household stuffs and she gets time for taking rest at late night. Another morning comes to her carrying again same routine.
Caring and making other people happy is a divine quality which woman possess. But my issue is not for providing time to these stuffs. My point is what she gets from family, community and state in place of doing these things!!??
Birth of a girl is not welcomed happily. Most of the time, she accepts death inside womb. If she born should tolerate lots of inequitable behave in family, in community and in country. She should be bereaved from education, open-air activities, to be outspoken, to enjoy with her laughter. After marriage, her life goes under controlled of her husband and in-law’s family member. She should beg for permission for each step such as for her carrier and making education continue. Moreover, she is not able to make her own body within her own control. Her reproductive rights get lost. She cannot decide when and how many children to give birth?? What and who apply the family planning methods??
**Sexual harassment in public vehicle and working area is common phenomenon and it may affect girl’s/ women’s mental health.
**To get country’s citizenship is every citizen’s fundamental rights. It’s far cry for single woman’s case. Citizenship in the name of mother is written in law but lack in practice.
**A woman just recovering from delivery pain has to be obliged to make her man satisfied.
**she wears jewelry but she cannot sell these without other’s permission when she wants but if her drunker husband wants she is compelled to give him.
** When a man and a woman works in same manner, same place, same hour but the wages they get is not same, woman is always paid lesser.
**She spends her almost all the time in household works but she gets nothing except torture, subordination, biasness, mistreat, underestimation. Her domestic work does not get economic value as man gets from his outdoor work. I don’t mean to exchange the role between man and woman. My focus is on giving equal respect, equal power, equal right, equal access and equal value to domesticated role so that she proudly can say that she is house wife. And my vision of life is to elate voice globally against these inequities so that women in this world can live their lives with equal joy!!
VOF and my vision:
If a person spit that gets dry, but if hundreds spit it becomes river. In a same way I also want to make my voice loud by sharing among thousands of eyes and hearts. They give me lots of strength, lots of inspiration and lots of courage through their comments. Reading others voices will make me further bold and it will make me feel that I am not alone to have same story. I do not forget to say that VOF program will sharpen my writing skill so that I can raise my issues clearly. VOF will make a solid bond of voices and as a result it will be heard worldwide.
Furthermore, it provides the golden platform to embrace others by viewing each other’s experiences and it makes a strong global network. And that network will definitely fill me with wisdom of feminine which I always want to have.