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Gender-Based violance

Hello,
It is unfortunate that I was born a woman in this cruel world.Let us not accept to live in denial;we are our selves and we have to do what we can do.Take one day at a time.Back to the old days with my grand mother,I can see a strong woman who never went to school but stood strong for her family,no body under her care went hungry.What has happened today?why do people go hungry?ask yourself this question and take one day at a time;.Our grand mothers lived in a time when Education was of a choice,what about today?Girls have to go to school;they have to know their rights and as women we have to raise our voices by action;deeds.YOU as a Pulse Wire member;what have you done to your community on this agenda?It is our day' today to go strong and say' NO' to violence on the girl child and women.We have to do it in one accord for the world to realize that we are not in denial but on our rights.It is so sad to hear and see some of our young girls who stand for their rights and are advocating for the girl child Education violated by gun-shots in a school bus;'what a shame for this brutal action,come out my friends and shout that this abuse is not acceptable.''this should stop.I am sending my heart felt thanks to a UK HOSPITAL, You are working tirelessly to see this young hero live and back to her campaigns for' Educate the girl child.'As a Woman of Faith,I am asking all the women to stand with me in my 3 day prayer for this young girl who is now getting treatment in a UK hospital to be granted a quick recovery by the Almighty God,he has promised to send his word to give us healing,the blood of his son Jesus Christ is cleansing us in a daily basis and he is presenting us holy before his Father,we have power which is given to us by the Holy spirit.Join me in this special prayer as from tomorrow[Saturday to Monday]God will answer our prayer and we will hear more good news for our young hero,today she could stand by support and she has to go for some more surgeries,let us pray for their success and wish her a sane memory.God bless you all.http/ketwangiwordpress.com.

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Hi Emily,

I read your article with such love and respect. You are so courageous and your picture exudes an inner beauty based on faith, belief and conviction.

May I invite you to read my article in my journal on women's empowerment which tells in horrific detail what I went through with my husband and how I overcame it . There are other articles about what I call the SILENT ABUSE = Invalidation. As well as my belief in how to achieve inner freedom and power NO MATTER who or what you are stuck with.

Keep up the great work girl. You are amazing.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together)

Wendy

Wendy Stebbins
Founder/CEO
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Y's picture

I have struggled mightily

I have struggled mightily with the empowerment of women. As a woman, brought up in a very observant Roman Catholic household, I have seen much emotional abuse of men, at the hands of what is called "Christian" religion. The position of motherhood was brought to a mystical veneration. Priests were put on celibate pedestals as examples to women of what animals were their physically needy husbands.

In the 1970s, in my country the United States of America, many women banded together to dis-empower men while their husbands were in the workplace to earn support for the family. The women had closed their bodies and their hearts in protest to the needs of their men.

At the same time, in the United States of America, the black women who had been treated as little more than slaves were refusing to do the mother-work necessary to bringing up children and keeping an orderly house for their "masters" and "mistresses." We now seem to only empower the women who continued to bear babies, as if this is an accomplishment on its own. Now we are using illegal immigrants to do the same work in which we had formerly used the black women, all the while continuing to create an "untouchable" class.

The Vietnam War brought many mothers into the streets protesting the killing of our sons. I had a son in 1974, and raised him to be a loving person, giving him boy dolls to take care of and teaching him to cook alongside me. He is a man of peace, loving his wife and children, while scorning me and himself. He feels that I raised him to be unmanly because he listens and speaks before raising his fists to fight.

Until men know that we honor them for all of their talents, they will continue to be like the animals in the wild, fighting for territory that they cannot hope to defend on their own. My concern is that we continue bearing children for men who have shown that they have no peaceful strength of their own. We are raising boys without fathers, and expect them to take the man's place in our lives, with no good models or education on which to create real strength.

Y

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Welcome

Hi,
Welcome my sister.We still have to raise our girls and let them know that they are not minors,we should fight for the front desk in the society for our stand to be implemented.Let us continue speaking for ourselves.
Love,
Emily

ketwangi orphanage and learning center Kisumu Kenya

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