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"Every Woman has the Right to Smile" -Happy International Day of Happiness

“No Woman, No Cry” is the famous reggae song of Bob Marley and The Wailers. The original title is “No Woman, Nuh Cry” in Jamaica tongue.The “nuh”, is a shorter vowel sound for “no”, and corresponds to the short form “don’t”. The song tends to persuade women not to cry and reassure them that everything will be alright.This is what my friend Taiwo ADESOBA from Nigeria has explained.

However, when I see how much women in the world suffer, I wonder how can women not cry,

When 95% of the victims of violence are female and 95-98% of the perpetrators are male...
When every 15 seconds a woman is beaten, raped, or killed...
When women still don't receive equal payment and are judged only for the fact that they are WOMEN...
When women not only in Afghanistan, Republic of Congo or India but also about 2 to 4 million of American women are battered each year by their partners...

It is a vicious circle of women's suffer everywhere, everyday...

Despite this reality, We, women, have the right to Life, to Happiness and to Smile...

On Bob Marley's beat I offer women, worldwide and whom I met along the way, this video on the International Day of Happiness... as a woman I celebrate everyday with a smile and would like all women to smile EVERYDAY...

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M98orz27BF8
Like and comment on YouTube, share it and spread the message

Aya Chebbi
Proudly Tunisia
http://aya-chebbi.blogspot.com/

Comments

CHINYERE MMA OKOH's picture

woman and proud

hi, thank you so much. it's sad to see what plaques women but it also makes us stronger.
there's a lot to be done with that smile. that's why we are here.
keep up with the good work.
God bless you.

Aya Chebbi's picture

Agree

It is sad but together and only together as women we can empower each other
Thank you for your support

Aya Chebbi
Proudly Tunisian

Phionah Musumba's picture

The Smile Behind the Mask

What I love and pride myself in about being a woman is that we always tend to smile amidst all our trials and tribulations, regardless of how bad the situation really is. Evenso, there always comes a time when we gotta cry out, if only to have our rights not only heard, but respected too.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Aya Chebbi's picture

very important

I totally agree. Respect is core value for the human dignity and women need a lot of respect as they're half of humanity but not by crying that we claim our rights to deserve respect, it is by empowering ourselves and standing up for those rights!

Aya Chebbi
Proudly Tunisian

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

Thank You, Aya

Aya,

Thank you for your lovely video and your words of painful truth about the ongoing violence against women.

Sharing your voice in this way will help to make a positive difference by raising awareness.

All the best,

Rev. Sarah

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby

Aya Chebbi's picture

it's my duty

Thank you Sarah for your support. I hope to impact from that video by putting a smile on women's faces regardless of all our suffering.

Aya Chebbi
Proudly Tunisian

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