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LA VIE DES FEMMES DANS NOTRE FAMILLE

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Je suis la quatrième fille dans une famille de 9 enfants dont 5 filles et 4 garçons.
La vie des femmes dans notre famille est vraiment misérable, car bon nombre de fille n’ont pas étudié ; les unes à cause de manque de moyens financiers et les autres avaient choisi de se marier avant l’âge.
Dans notre famille les hommes ne respectent pas le droit des femmes, les garçons sont scolarisés et les filles sont délaissées. On leur demande de se débrouiller seules. Voilà une façon de dire que les filles n’ont pas droits aux études.
Sur le plan éducation nombreuses femmes de notre famille sont des illettrées soit 60%,20%qui sont lettrées, mais qui n’ont pas eu la chance d’avoir le diplôme universitaire soit 10% comme moi qui vous parle j’ai tellement le souci de poursuivre les études universitaire mais je n’y parviens pas à causes de mauvaises conditions de vie, en plus nos parents n’ont pas de assez de moyen et de volonté pour me faire étudier et me prendre en charge dans touts mes besoins.
Les femmes qui avaient choisi de se marie avant l’âge, n’ont pas à dire dans leurs foyers devant leurs maris. Leurs droits sont bafoués au jour le jour, elles n’ont pas le droit de jouir des biens de leurs maris car elles ne connaissent pas comment revendiquer leur droit.
Vu ce qui précède, personnellement, j’avais eu du mal à terminer mes études secondaires car je n’avais pas d’appui. Aujourd’hui, je n’ai pas de moyens financiers pour poursuivre mes études universitaires
Malgré toutes ces difficultés, je vais lutter et je continuerais à lutter pour défendre mes droits et mes qualités entant qu’une fille. Grâce au centre maman Shujaa je tiendrais bon que toutes les femmes sachent leurs droits et la manière de le revendiquer.
En fin je solliciterais à toutes les femmes du monde entier qui ont les moyens d’aider d’autres filles vulnérables à étudier en vue d’avoir des connaissances nécessaires pouvant permettre à la fille de devenir une femme leader de demain et pouvoir aller de l’avant.

English translation by community member jessitaylor

The Life of Women in our Family

I am the fourth girl in a family of 9 children who are 5 girls and 4 boys. The life of the women in our family is very miserable, because a good number of girls did not study: some because of a lack of financial means and others have chosen to marry before that age.

In our family the men do not respect the right of women, the boys are schooled and the girls are neglected. We expect them to fend for themselves. This is one way that girls do not have the right to study. On this education plan, many of the women of our family are illiterate, about 60%. 20% who are literate but who have not had the chance to have a university degree, or 10%, like me who speaks to you and has the chance to pursue university but have not succeeded because of poor living conditions. In addition our parents do not have enough means or will to get me to study and take care of all my needs.

The women who chose to marry too young do not have a say in their own homes before their husband. Their rights are violated day to day, they don’t have the right to enjoy the goods of their husbands because they do not know how to reclaim their right.

Given the above, personally, I had a hard time finishing my secondary studies because I did not have support. Today, I do not have the financial means necessary to finish my university.

Despite all these difficulties, I will fight and continue to fight to defend my rights and my qualities as a girl. Thanks to the Mama Shujaa Center, I would hold good that all women know their rights and how to claim them.

Finally I would request to all women of the whole world who have the means to help other vulnerable women to study with the intention to have the knowledge necessary to allow a girl to become a woman-leader of tomorrow and can go ahead.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring girls greater access to education which will transform their lives, their families, and communities. The Girls Transform Campaign elicits insightful content from young women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as women, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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Merci!

Aimerance,

Merci beaucoup pour votre contribution! Votre contribution est très importante parce que le monde ont besoin d'entendre votre voix! Merci d'avoir montré les problèmes systémiques qui empêchent les filles de l'éducation, Je vous encourage à continuer de partager votre perspective important avec le monde!

En solidarité,
Jessi

I am the fourth girl in a family of 9 children who are 5 girls and 4 boys. The life of the women in our family is very miserable, because a good number of girls did not study: some because of a lack of financial means and others have chosen to marry before that age.

In our family the men do not respect the right of women, the boys are schooled and the girls are neglected. We expect them to fend for themselves. This is one way that girls do not have the right to study. On this education plan, many of the women of our family are illiterate, about 60%. 20% who are literate but who have not had the chance to have a university degree, or 10%, like me who speaks to you and has the chance to pursue university but have not succeeded because of poor living conditions. In addition our parents do not have enough means or will to get me to study and take care of all my needs.

The women who chose to marry too young do not have a say in their own homes before their husband. Their rights are violated day to day, they don’t have the right to enjoy the goods of their husbands because they do not know how to reclaim their right.

Given the above, personally, I had a hard time finishing my secondary studies because I did not have support. Today, I do not have the financial means necessary to finish my university.

Despite all these difficulties, I will fight and continue to fight to defend my rights and my qualities as a girl. Thanks to the Mama Shujaa Center, I would hold good that all women know their rights and how to claim them.

Finally I would request to all women of the whole world who have the means to help other vulnerable women to study with the intention to have the knowledge necessary to allow a girl to become a woman-leader of tomorrow and can go ahead.

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