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Introducing myself and my journal: Building girls, Repairing women

My Passions:
To support a more vulnerable person

My Challenges:
Time and resurces to fix all the expectations of the vulnerable

My Vision for the Future:
women vualued

My Areas of Expertise:
HIV, leadership, gender

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Zoepiliafas's picture

Welcome Welcome!

Hello there,

Welcome to World Pulse! Thank you for joining our community.What lead you to World Pulse?

Warm Regards,

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

flaviakyomukama's picture

introduction

Todate am able to speak up to a cerrtain level and i have wished and yearned to be a better speaker or writter. I have had a passion to present a programme or write articles but i have never written or presentedany media programme despite my passionabout it. This istherefore an opportunity for me to share with the other women my thoughts about my and other womens lives regarding exclusion from many fora.

12 years into my marriage my husband threw me out of our home and left me by the roadside 40 kilometres from my parents home and 9 kilomemtresform.My marrital home. The time was 6 pm and its was a weekend. It was raining and a saturday. it playslike a film when i replay it im my soul today 12 years since this horrible incident.Trouble was a as a girl i was never prepared for this and as a woman had been so trusting to this man that i married at 19 years as i joined college. While i have recovered, this consequence bred more consequences for my children but eventually worse still me and my children at the same time. Lets share and see how much we can learn and inspire others to take on life with resilienc e

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

Your struggle to rise up from your situation of abuse and turn it into a vision of supporting other women in your community is inspiring. I have no doubt you will become a role model for the women of your community.

You can share your ideas and dreams by writing in your journal, reading other member's journals and offering comments, and joining groups to participate in the discussions. I look forward to hearing more of your story, your experience and your voice here on PulseWire and through the Voices of Our Future program.

Again, welcome. I know that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking.
Janice

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Happy Easter to you all. My easter was yet another hussle with a neighbour with whom we share boundaries on a piece of land i bought 10 years ago. i have not developed it but the man ben has become a nightmare regarding chopping off my land.
it all started way back in 2003 when i bought this piece of land at about 2000 US dollars from an oldman in his 70s a former veterinary assistant. ii paid cash and due to having paid in one installment tha man gave me an extra piece that was not included in the agreement/a gentlemans agreement. thre months later he started changing the boarder marks which i objected to, then his wife insisted that i give back the bonus he had givn me.I was forced to pay for it 200 US dollars. hardly 2 years had passed my neighbour Ben bought also. he started by cutting the mango tree that was on the side of the boarder his plot was with mine. i thought this is okay because the roots may spoil his house. Little did i realise his sinister motive to extend into my plot after uprooting the tree with its roots. my lower neighbour came in as if to arbitrate but still a man. He requested a let ben take the space he had encroached on so that he would refund it from his piece ont he lowere part where i boardered with this new man. We agreed on the boarder.

Next time about a year later since i have not developed the plot, i came this man had built a perimeter wall in my plot taking about 1/5 of my plot. I did not for to the local councillors becuase they are cheats and often sympathise with fellow men and make matters worse they own clans/tribesmen. I also didnt want to spend on a plot i had purchased with my sweat that is rightfully mine (to ask the local councillors to come, you have to pay). i also recalled a case in which a church wanted to take pour land and mother had been tough and it required to called the national land commission that said the land was our. I had been build as a child. With this strength ignited, I got a team of boys uprooted the perimeter wall and dug a boundary where my rightful plot stopped. He called in the local councillors. they redemarkated (they would skip a foot on the tape measure to reduce on my plot, but i had a team of people to to observe and ensure the right measurements were got) and actually showed him the actual boundaries just where i had demarcated. So on redefining or redemarkation he said he wasnot giving me the piece he had said i leave for Ben. He had given thinking he would actually get my plot on the side he had built the wall to recover what he had purpotedly refunded me. Not all that glitters is gold. He was a humble old man you can never think would be a cheat. i managed to beat him at that game. the people that had sold to me also informed Ben of his boundary that day.

Alas, 2 years later, i went back and found that Ben had again encroached on my plot of land yesterday, i got angry went to the old woman who sold to us, she refracted form the last statements and calimed the boundaries were not true. I felt exhausted with fighting this case, we measured again and he had come into my plot 1ft by 100ft. i said t myself shall i die on this property. I told my children who were angry adn wanted to take him on to let him have it. But at least my satisfaction is that he didnt take it with a fight. i told him i had donated it to him and that was my easter present to him. he felt ashamed when other wisnesses came and the lady that had sold to ma in shame also quickly left the scene.

Lets build our girls to fight this evil, we my not reach the law as it is still partriachal in nature but can challenge it by being bold and not shying away from the fight. We must fight the good fight as women, also what is sad is that women are the very propagators of fellow women folk abuse. We must sensitise more, lobby more, advocate more for women to understand the issues of self confidence and being assertive. Then we can make this world a bettr place forgirls and women to live in. My chidld hood expereince has helped me struggle to upright the value of truth and confidently made the male folk chicken down - especailly the cheat. We must protect waht belongs to us without fear or favour and i know a number of women have done this. but he majority cheaken out. Happe Easter Monday!!!!!!!!!!

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