Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

Mirror mirror on the wall

Facing the mirror hanging on the wall
tried to admire own beauty
but every time I had a glance
I just saw cuts and bruises

I hurriedly applied the beauty enhancers
to hide those scars and scratches
instead i looked more horrible...

Covered my face with the scarf
but the pain was so deep and severe
Alas, I do remember the day
when u stabbed me so harsh..

I tried to escape but u chained
rugged my clothes and coerced against me
i struggled hard but turned numb and pale
in the pool of blood resembling a hell

Downstairs into the ball, I gazed to the crowd
lavished in the silk and glowing in the light
i slowly moved forward
hiding from the crowd...

A gentle touch, what i felt
" There you are, my lady love
You look bea-u-ti-ful tonight"

I replied with a gentle smile.

Comments

Abisinuola's picture

hmMm!

Beautiful piece...for women who have faced some form of violence in their lives from their spouses.

Abisinuola

Phionah Musumba's picture

Strength of a Woman

I personally believe that however bad bullies torment and mark the beauty without, the beauty within a woman will always glow. The bitter pill that these same bullies need to swallow is that when all is said and done, the tiniest woman will forever be stronger than them!

Phy
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
www.galsissues.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/MalkiaCDG

amira7521's picture

sad reality

It is sad. But many women face this abuse at varying degrees.
And the sad part is that many victims actually feel it was somehow their fault. that the abuse was deserved for whatever reason. and many a times we just cover it up. we don't talk out and we put a smile on our depressed face, we put makeup on the cuts and bruises. And with time the bruises fade away. What is worse is that, the hurt that is incurred to the heart does not fade away.

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

PHOTO ESSAY: The Dreams in Their Eyes

PHOTO ESSAY: The Dreams in Their Eyes

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

On Women's Agency in Southern Africa

On Women's Agency in Southern Africa

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Welcome, Women in the World!

Welcome, Women in the World!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative