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by amikijera | April 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM
Experience has shown me that women human rights defenders (particularly in America) have no supports or protections in place. My human and civil rights have been and are being violated on a daily basis and no one will help me.
However, Now I write becasue I know writing does help people to take action. Becasue it is there for people to see, the wrong dooers creat fear in the mind of the writer.
I will not stop writing becasue it moves people to act. Only when poeple right take action life of poeple will improve.
If it is unsafe in America - the democratic country with everything going well - where can it be safe? My rights have been violated before I started to write. Now I write becasue I want to be treated as an equal to any human on earth.
I do hope you would not give up and find strength to write to bring positive change for the people who are not so fortunate as us.
Have agreat day.
I think writing online is one of the way to raise your voice and deliver it to the right place that is what we all are doing. I know there are always safety issues while writing but writing online can be safe than others. And you reach to people around the world at once :)
The internet is a great place to communicate, it is also home to a hurdle of hooligans, and cowardly bullies. It is a sport for some to intimidate and harass women who have an opinion, they just cant help themselves. I know of women who have had their private phone numbers, their address and the names and pictures of their children and loved ones posted online with death treats. I am glad you retreated when you felt unsafe, but I am even more happy to see you come back out again.
Much love, Ruth
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