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!

How expensive can be a simple No ?

Do we people really understand the meaning of the word "No" ? Today's generation is more smart and can decide between Yes and No . But at times what can be the cost of two letter word No. In the world's largest democratic country an 18 years old college student was forced to inhale poison for dropping down the marriage proposal of a man, a lorry driver from her locality.

Girl has been hospitalized and the man is on run. Probably not probably definitely once the girl recovers her parents will stop her college have her married to the best man they lay their hands on in a way stopping her from achieving her dreams of her education or to be some at some time. Inspiring others parents from the area to keep there daughters with in the boundaries of their four walls.

Due to any reason when a girl child leaves her house parents always tell her to walk properly and take care of her self and when a boy child goes out he is never told not eve tease or stare any girl. Why so that we always emphasized to teach more to our girls and not to our boys.

Why so when an 18 years well educated girl rejects to marry a lorry driver she was tried to killed. There are so many Why's that need to be answered but who is really answerable to these why's ?

People say the country is still developing we will take time to develop. I wonder if the development of infrastructure and the increase in economy will the change the mind set of people wondering if increase in country's GDP will make people understand the simple difference between Yes and No.

Comments

pelamutunzi's picture

yes

you are right how expensive is a no. the same happens in Zimbabwe where men say women never say no so when you do they think you are just shy to say yes. are they saying we cant think and many times when the men realize the women really means no they become abusive and violent

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.
regards
pela

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

Myra Musico: My Disability Is Not an Obstacle

Myra Musico: My Disability Is Not an Obstacle

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

EMAGAZINE: Bridging Borders

EMAGAZINE: Bridging Borders

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative